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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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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Enabling limited LAN connectivity when using Cisco AnyConnect VPN client?

I've been using Synergy on my PC, I assume most of you that would know the answer to this question are familiar with this software. I'm also using Cisco VPN software, anyconnect 3.0, i'm sure you see ...
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Cannot move cursor back to /previous screen using synergy

Synergy successfully connected to Client and server.(windows 7 and ubuntu 12 machine) after connecting i moved mouse from windows machine to ubuntu and it moves successfully.But i could not move ...
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Synergy - invoke screenshot on Windows side from macbook keyboard

I use synergy server on Mac OS X (Macbook air) and client is running on Windows PC. Is there any way to invoke screenshot event on Windows side from macbook keyboard?
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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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Problems with synergy alt-tab and copy-paste

I am running a synergy 1.4.10 server and some 1.4.12 clients. I have problems copy-pasting text between computers, e.g., between Libreoffice writer on different computers. Normally if I paste 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 connect synergy server on wireless network?

I have made my wirelessly conencted laptop as a synergy server. It shows 2 ip addresses in synergy gui - 169.*.*, 192.168.*.* On my lan connected PC (both PC and laptop run Ubuntu), I try to give IP ...
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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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My Synergy server won't start because “The system cannot find the file specified”

I have the two clients set up to connect to the server but it simply won't work. I need help. I have configured the server to the two clients but it won't turn on. When I install Synergy it says that ...
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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 ...
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How to disable internet access through ethernet connected to router

i have two machines 1.Windows 7(Synergy Server) connected to router via ethernet 2.Ubuntu 13.04(Synergy Client) connected to router via Wifi i want to disable internet access in windows 7 but i ...
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Synergy 1.4.10 client config file and syslog entries

Every few seconds I get synergy entries in my syslog as shown below. How do I fix this? And by the way, where if the configuration file for synergyd or how do I configure it? I would like to reduce ...
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Synergy dual-screen client

I have synergy client 1.4 running on a Linux machine and same version server running on either Linux or Windows laptop (both have the problem described below). My Linux client is Dual-Monitor setup. ...
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Using a Windows Keyboard with a MacBook… and TeamViewer

I have what appears to be a rather unique problem: I do all of my work on my MacBookPro because it's very powerful. However, since I commute to and from school by bicycle, I don't want to risk ...
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Synergy maps the space bar to character “s”

I have Synergy 1.4.12 with Windows7 as server and Mac OSX Mountain Lion as client. While focusing the Mac screen, if I press the space bar, the Mac interpret it as an "s" in all apps. I confirmed ...
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Mac keystroke problems with Synergy PC server

I'm running Synergy server 1.4.13 on Ubuntu (PC) and have a connected Mac client. It works well, except some keys like Home and End (defined as hotkeys in ~/.synergy.conf for the Mac client) do not ...
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Synergy connection with windows 8 client

I just acquired a Dell XPS 12 ultrabook, with a flipping touchscreen. I like it, but only want to use the (small) touch screen when I'm away from home. I'd rather use synergy to control my new ...
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Synergy: crossing at any point along a non-continuous edge for a non-rectangular arrangement of dissimilar resolution displays on a mac?

I have two displays of differing size (1920x1200 + 2560x1440) connected to two machines via a KVM each, but for the purposes of this question they can be treated as duplicate hardware (four displays). ...
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Accessing synergy's options (windows 7/8)

This is probably a really stupid question, but... I'm running synergy on a windows 8 server and on a windows 7 client. I was having trouble with full screen games losing focus, and I looked in the ...
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Keyboard keys remap

I have a Logitech K800 running Windows 8. I have this extremely annoying issue where my keyboards keys appear to remap while I'm working. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly the cause or when it ...
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Synergy 1.4.10 :unrecognised client name “APNANLL3M4335”, check server config

Windows 7 links to Windows XP, use Windows 7 as a server. But I can't connect them. Client log says "server regused client with our name". server:"unrecognised client name ******, check server ...
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How to turn off side switch in synergy?

How do I turn off side swapping in synergy? I don't want switch screen when my mouse moves to the sides.
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how to write in other languages in synergy?

I need to write in Persian on other computer that I controlling with synergy. but when I change the language , and start typing , its changed to English and not to work on other language . server is ...
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Synergy 1.4.10 client side mouse lag [Windows 7 server, Linux Mint 14 client]

I have recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my laptop with Windows 7 64 bit on the server. I've used Synergy before with a windows 7 64 server and a windows 7 32 client and it worked perfectly. I'm ...
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How to make synergy only swap with hotkey+sides

I want to make synergy only swap screens while I hold down a key and then going to the right side. I don't want synergy to switch screens while i don't hold down the key. Is there a way to do this?
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Treat each monitor as a distinct desktop

I had Synergy set up so that in order for my cursor to cross over into another computer, I had to double-tap the edge of the screen with the cursor. I would like to replicate this behaviour within a ...
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Synergy freezes my PC

I'm using Synergy on a Windows 7 64-bit computer (server) and on Ubuntu 12.04 (client). About 5-7 times a week, after locking my Windows computer and coming back to it later (sometimes a few hours ...
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Synergy server doesn't work

i have just downloaded Synergy and the 'server' computer will not start. All I get is a repeated message: NOTE: connecting to service... ERROR: ipc connection error, connection refused I'm trying ...
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Synergy Mac/Win7 - Cannot control from Client

I have two machines I'm trying to use Synergy (both are running 1.4.10) with: MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8.2 PC with Windows 7 Enterprise (SP1) The MacBook has a 2nd monitor attached and ...
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Synergy choppiness: Is my wireless router delaying packets after silent period?

I am sharing keyboard and mouse between my Linux desktop and MacBook Air using Synergy. There is a very noticeable lag every time I begin moving my mouse (or start typing), but everything becomes ...
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synergy: how to switch language on client

I use synergy to share single keyboard and mouse and clipboard on 2 computers. Server and Client computers run windows 7 x64 ultimate. On client computer I got 2 languages English and Russian. When I ...
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How do I unlock a client running Windows XP through Synergy?

I asked this question on the Synergy OSQA site, but I haven't had any responses. Forgive me if you've already seen it. I have a Synergy server running Windows 7 SP1. I have one client running Windows ...
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Automatically focus window on mouse hover only across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors setup on Windows 7. I want a window to be focused only if my mouse hovered over it when coming from other monitor (this is how it worked when I used Synergy with multiple ...
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setting up a mouse loop mac server, dual monitor client

I'm trying to set up Synergy 1.4 in a format that resembles: Win7Client monitor 1 | MacServer Monitor | Win7Client monitor 2 Is this possible? I was able to set it up in the past with Windows being ...
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Starting Synergy client dims the screen

I'm using Synergy to allow me to control my laptop while using my desktop's keyboard and mouse. Whenever I start the synergy client on the laptop, its screen dims, and also does so every time I move ...