Synergy is Free and Open Source Software that lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers, where each computer has its own display. No special hardware is required, all you need is a local area network. Synergy is supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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Stop Synergy losing focus on “client” when UAC prompted for program installs

Edit: OMG - Really sorry if anyone wasted their time reading through the book I just wrote I thought I would give one last thing a try... Stopped Synergy service running on both machines -> ...
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How do I create a perfect intersect between my PC and Macbook Pro when my Mac is plugged in to an alternate input on my monitor?

My Macbook Pro is to the left of my PC's monitor. It is also connected to my monitor via DisplayPort. My PC is connected via DVI-D. If I change the source on my monitor to DisplayPort, I can work ...
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How to change client screen name?

I'm trying to use my macbook pro as a client with synergy. Windows is the host system with keyboard and mouse. The problem however is that I can't change the screen name for the macbook pro. The ...
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Can I run Synergy Client on Windows without installing it?

I have a machine to which I do not have Administrator rights. I tried building Synergy and putting together a folder with EXE's and DLL's, but it complains that the connection is refused (on the ...
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synergy interprets a 'space' for a 'slash'

My setup is : Linux Server OSX Client Every time I use the space on my Linux box keyboard (and the pointer/focus is in a window on my OSX machine), I get a slash '/' instead. How do I fix this?
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Software - Synergy between laptop and desktop

I am working at a university, and have been given a wired-desktop; it doesn't have a wireless card on it, or another wired port - and I also have a laptop that connects to the university's wireless ...
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Synergy using internet connection instead of local connection

I've had Synergy installed between two machines and it work flawlessly before, but I'm experienced a strange condition with my new desktop. When I bring my mouse from my server PC to my client, the ...
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How can I quickly unlock a Windows 7 machine remotely?

I have two Windows 7 machines connected with Synergy. When I want to lock or unlock the machines, I have to do so twice, and it would be nice to only have one keyboard and mouse at my desk. Is there a ...
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Synergy broken on Windows 8.1 + HDPI

When I run synergy and move the cursor to a client, the cursor goes invisible and sticks to the bottom right corner of the screen (triggering windows peek). This renders all computers useless until ...
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Options to drag and drop with synergy KVM switch?

I am effectively using Synergy between Windows/Linux/Android However, I am trying to find a way to drag and drop. I know I can "just network a drive, and modify a [send to], but honestly, when it ...
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Synergy on MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection

I'm trying to set up Synergy with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3 as a client and my Windows 7 desktop as a server. I'm having some pretty bad connection problems though when I try to use my Mac. ...
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Mouse movement on Synergy-controlled PC is slow/laggy?

I'm not sure why this started happening. I just started using Synergy again to control my laptop using my desktop's keyboard and mouse, and the cursor (when accessing my laptop) is incredibly laggy, ...
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Synergy not controlling G4 Mac Mini from Win7 64 PC

I've recently repaired my ancient G4 Mac Mini, I have reinstalled Tiger and applied all updates. I have Synergy setup between the PC and the Mac, with the PC being the server and the Mac being the ...
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Windows, Synergy, and EnableHexNumpad

Windows 8.1, Synergy 1.5.1-r2307 It seems Synergy does not support EnableHexNumpad in Windows, where much like traditional ALT-codes, any Unicode character can be inserted when holding alt, then ...
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Synergy: avoid single machine loop when client is not connected

In order to loop between my screens I have the following section in my synergy.sgc file: section: links Pedro-Acer: right = pedro-lubuntu left = pedro-lubuntu pedro-lubuntu: ...
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Synergy 1.5 crash (OSX 10.6.8)

THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS I recently installed Synergy 1.5 r2278 (for Mac OSX 10.6.8) and was using it fine for most of the day, then it decided to stop working (the only thing I ...
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Use Synergy with a dual monitor server

I am currently using synergy on my Windows machine and my raspberry pi. The Windows machine is the server and the raspberry pi is the client. The program works great except it doesn't realize that my ...
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Synergy 32bit and 64bit incompatibility problems

I'm having problems with 64bit server and two 32bit clients. The problem stems from error-2. Server in center, 32bit clients on each side. Mouse switch is set to happen on double-tap edge. Changing to ...
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“key is not on keyboard” with Windows server and Mac client

I am using synergy to share my mouse and keyboard from a Windows 7 x64 server to a Mac OSX Mavericks client. Both machines are using the latest (1.4.17) version as of today. I can connect fine, the ...
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Synergy keyboard “lock”: Mac OS Server + Opera web browser(?) + Google Apps

Environment Synergy configuration: Server: Mac OS X (Mavericks, 10.9.2), running Synergy 1.4.17 (premium). Client: Windows 8, running Synergy 1.4.17 (premium). Software/apps running when problem ...
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How to control multiple PCs with one pair of mouse and keyboard?

I found two softwares: Mouse Without Borders and Synergy. They allow to move my mouse without borders on multiple PCs. I'd like to control all of the PCs at once. In example: I have 3 PCs with ...
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How can I use a crossover cable with Synergy or ShareMouse?

I have a Laptop with a mouse and keyboard, and a mac with mouse and keyboard and sucky internet connection on the mac. They both have wireless, and I have a crossover cable to connect them. How can I ...
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Unity greeter startup script on Ubuntu 14.04

So what I want to do is run a script on startup that starts the synergy daemon. I want it to run automagically when the system starts in GUI mode even if no one actually logs in. I have a script for ...
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Synergy 1.4.17 breaks holding down two modifier keys in Mac OS X

In Synergy 1.4.16 you can hold down two modifier keys (e.g., Shift and Command) simultaneously. In 1.4.17 the second modifier key supersedes the first, so if you hold down Command and then Shift, it ...
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Synergy - Control + Scroll Not Zooming

I am using Synergy, 64 bit, between two Windows computers - A Windows 8 Professional, and a Windows 7 Professional. The Windows 8 Pro is the server. When Synergy is on, I try to hold down [control] ...
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Synergy client won't connect, despite open port?

I want to use a Debian KDE desktop computer (network name bradbury) as the server, and a Windows 7 laptop (network name Clarke) as the client. I have used this setup before without problems, but then ...
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XMonad + Synergy: System tray is unavailable, quitting

I'm trying to use synergy with my xmonad setup. When I try to start synergy it pops up an error message saying: System tray is unavailable, quitting I'm on Ubuntu server 13.10 I don't have ...
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Synergy: modifier keys not stable on Mac OS X Mavericks

I am using Synergy 1.4.16 with a Windows 7 server and an OS X client. Whenever I hold ctrl, alt or command on the OS X screen the system seems to act like I'm repeating pressing that key instead of ...
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Can the Synergy client be configured to connect to one of many servers?

I have a laptop that I use at home and at the office. I also have desktop computers (with attached keyboards and mice) set up at both locations. Both desktops are set up as Synergy servers so that I ...
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Reverse scrolling with Synergy from Mac to Windows

I have my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro and my Windows 7 Toshiba laptop connected via Synergy with the Mac serving as the server, and the PC acting as the client. I have an external mouse connected to the ...
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Keyboard layout switching with synergy

I'm using Synergy server on my Ubuntu machine and using a Windows 7 machine as client. On my Ubuntu machine I have mapped so that pressing the Pause button switches between US and Swedish keyboard ...
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After upgrading to mavericks, Synergy no longer works

Followed these workarounds exactly, but still get the following error. Synergy worked fine before ERROR: cannot read configuration "/var/folders/...": read error: line 38: unknown screen name in ...
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How can I remap my command key to my control key?

In short, here's my predicament: I'm running 2 computers synergy'd together and I'm having a hard time remembering to have to use Command-C when on my 3rd screen (the mac machine), and Control-C when ...
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Mutual mouse pointer between two computers [duplicate]

Is it possible to have one mouse pointer for two computer systems? It's like dual screening, but each screen is assigned to a different computer. The OP of the indicated "answered before" asks for a ...
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Multiple screens on 2 computers, 1 computer and screen placed in center, Synergy

Is it possible to have 5 monitors connected to 1 computer, and have 1 monitor connected to another computer. Like this: PC1 - PC2 - PC1 - PC1 - PC1 - PC1 The issue is PC2, now I have to move the ...
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Synergy doesn't work correctly if I switch client/server role (left of works, right of does not)

When I use my win7/64bit as a server, with the mac (10.7.5) on its left, it works. Screens: [Mac/10.7.5]---[Win7/64bit] I've now switched the roles, so I use the Mac's keyboard (because Bug #18/19) ...
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After updating to 1.4.14 Synergie won't work anymore

I've updated the server (win7) and the clients (win-xp & osx 10.6.8). WindowsXP Log: ERROR: failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid The DLL lies in the same folder ...
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Synergy 1.4.14 fails with “Protocol error”

Server: Debian testing, with the 1.4.14 deb downloaded and installed. Client: Windows 7, with 1.4.14 downloaded and installed. Both are Premium. On Debian, start the server with synergys -f -c ...
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Controlling linux keyboard, mouse, and clipboard from windows machine

I have done my searching and have referenced Remote control a computer using another computer Remote screen control However, I am running into problems on the setup of synergy, and I think the ...
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Synergy on Mavericks (OSX 10.9) and enable assistive devices

Mavericks handles accessibility on a per-application basis, so instead of enabling assistive devices (option does not even exist) carte-blanche, the app which makes the request shows up in a list in ...
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Synergy Client 1.4.12 as a boot-time service in Windows XP

I'm trying to configure a Synergy client using the latest version on my Windows XP machine to allow me to log in using the keyboard on the server (which is Linux but that is beside the point). The ...
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In Synergy, Windows grabs my mouse when I hit Command-L in Mac

I'm using Synergy. Windows is my server, my Macbook is my client. Whenever I hit command-L on Mac, Windows locks its screen and steals the mouse focus. It's rather annoying, as command-L is the ...
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Synergy with lineage2

Synergy v1.4.12 works fine with any application except Lineage 2. PC1(server) with Win7x64, PC2(client) with Win7x64. When a window of Lineage 2 is in the foreground, the mouse not move to another ...
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How to get mouse-wheel scrolling working with Synergy?

I have set-up Synergy with an OSX server and a Ubuntu host. It's working nicely, except that the mouse wheel doesn't work in Linux. I used to xev command to verify that no input at all is registered ...
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Why does the --crypto-mode no longer work in Synergy?

When I try to specify a crypto mode for Synergy on the command line using --crypto-mode, I now get this error: Unrecognized option: --crypto-mode How do I solve this?
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Remapping keys - only modifiers?

Are the modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt, meta, super) the only keys that can be remapped? Is there any distinction between right and left modifiers? How do I know what synergy defines as Meta and ...
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Synergy: Can I flash the screen when mouse enters?

I am new to Synergy, which seems like a very cool product! The problem I have is that with 6 monitors I can never find the mouse cursor. Is there a way to flash a monitor when the cursors enters, or ...
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Synergy not stopping service completely

I'm using Synergy 1.4.12 (server) on windows 8 pro 64bit. I'm getting a bug when I try to stop the service. If I click stop in to window or by right-clicking the startup icon, the Synergy service ...
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How do I save and use Synergy Configuration file?

When I try to save and use my configuration, I get this error message when Synergy starts. NOTE: config file: C:/Program Files/Synergy/synergy.sgc NOTE: log level: NOTE synergys.exe: unrecognized ...
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Synergy complete removal, including settings (Windows 7)

I'm having some problems with synergy (I'm an experience synergy user, and experience with linux and windows 7). My problem is that when I uninstall synergy, and re install it, the settings are ...