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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
1answer
2k views

Synergy config dual monitors separately

In Synergy, is it possible to set up your config so that you have one server and one client, both with dual monitors, but the client machine has its monitors such that one is on the left of the server'...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Synergy connects, but mouse won't switch screens (and no debug output showing issue)

Trying to setup Synergy, and can't seem to get it right. Here's the config: Server: WinXP with screen named TV Client: Ubuntu 11.04 named LAPTOP Server configuration: section: screens LAPTOP:...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
33k views

Synergy 1.3.7: server refused client with our name

I'm trying to connect a Windows 7 server and an Ubuntu 11.04 client with Synergy 1.3.7. I have checked that the server is listening on the correct port by running netstat -ano. I have also checked ...
3
votes
3answers
9k views

How to completely remove Synergy v1.3.1 from Mac OS X 10.8?

Once upon a time, I installed Synergy. I never use it, so now I want to remove it. Synergy doesn't install as a "normal" Mac app (or at least it did't before), so you can't simply "drag it to the ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Switch off the monitor when mouse reaches the edge of the screen

I have two computers at home (Windows XP and Windows 7), but one monitor for both of them. They are connected to this monitor using different interfaces: DVI and VGA. I'm also using one keyboard ...
3
votes
1answer
890 views

Synergy: Cannot send media keys from Linux to Mac

I have a Linux Synergy server (Si-Linux) serving just one Mac client (Macbook Pro UK) (SiBook-Pro.local). On my Linux server I am using a USB Apple keyboard with the exact layout of the laptops ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Right click and click and drag not working in Photoshop

Right click and click and drag not working in Photoshop CS5 and only photoshop. Running windows 7 64bit. Would synergy affect this?
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Alternatives to AutoHotKey thats works with Synergy? [closed]

I'm trying to run AutoHotKey with Synergy to share keyboards and mouse on my work machine and gets an awesome custom shortcuts at the same time. But I've expreienced problems as described in this ...
3
votes
1answer
250 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Synergy doesn't seem to work on OS X Lion?

I have been using synergy with my old mac mini running snow leopard perfectly for a while now. Today I bought a new Mac-mini with Os X Lion. Synergy doesn't seem to work. The old version will ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

How to get past login/locked screens on second pc using Synergy

I have restarted the second computer and am the screen to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete so I can log in to it. This action however only works for the server machine and not the client. How do I resolve this ...
3
votes
7answers
3k views

Are there any tools which work similar to Synergy? [closed]

I'm a fan of Synergy, but it's too buggy for me to seriously use. It breaks highlighting on the server side, and it breaks the AutoType features in KeePass, among other stability problems (i.e. ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

How to run both a Synergy Client and a Synergy Server on the same machine?

To put it in one sentence I'd like to know how to run both a Synergy Client and a Synergy Server on the same machine, for further details please read on. I'm trying to use my windows XP laptop in two ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Switching between multi-computer and multi-screen hardware setup

I have three computers and three screens wherein I would like to be able to switch between the following setups: put one computer across all three screens give each computer a screen give one ...
3
votes
2answers
444 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
563 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
668 views

Is it possible to set up a screen loop in synergy 1.4?

In synergy 1.3 i was able to set up my screens such that the following was true: |-> [Windows machine] <-> [Mac machine] <-| |-----------------------------------------| Thereby making ...
3
votes
2answers
574 views

Synergy locks up Windows 7 when Visual Studio is debugging

I use Synergy (running as administrator) to go through two x64 Windows 7 machines (with all flavors of Visual studio from 2003 to 2010 professional) and an MacOS 10.6 desktop and most of the time it ...
3
votes
1answer
296 views

Synergy config being shared across computers

For some reason, I am unable to change where my synergy 1.3.1 profile data is being stored. With the result that when I start up, both computers end up reading it from the same shared file. ...
3
votes
1answer
709 views

Synergy Client how to set password

I have a windows Synergy 1.5.1 server with a password set. If I turn off the password on the server I can connect to it with my Debian client with this command: synergyc -f -d INFO 192.168.1.115 ...
3
votes
1answer
232 views

How to stop Synergy screen flicker

My configuration: Synergy 1.4.10 Windows 7 laptop server Ubuntu 12.04 Client w/ Dual HP Monitors NVIDIA driver Version 295.40 I have done many, many hours of research on this, and the usual ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Why is the Dollar Sign not working?

I have been tinkering around with Synergy today (Windows Desktop Server, OSX Laptop Client) and I must say I am VERY pleased. However, I have one issue I need to resolve in order to use Synergy at ...
3
votes
4answers
8k views

Synergy+ multiple clients and multiple monitors on one client

Will Synergy recognize or allow four clients, one of which has 3 monitors for a total of 6 monitors?
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Synergy: Mapping Additional Mouse Buttons to Expose/Show Desktop on a Mac

I own both a Mac and a PC, and I have recently started using Synergy in order to use the same mouse and keyboard on both computers. As of right now, the mouse and keyboard are connected to my PC - ...
3
votes
1answer
388 views

Looking for a software solution which acts like a hardware KVM

I've seen programs like Synergy before which allow a keyboard and mouse to be used across multiple systems. Unfortunately Synergy treats both systems like they are the same thing (when you move the ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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, ...
3
votes
0answers
409 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
732 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
187 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

Synergy breaks copy (for paste) from Windows

I am running Synergy 1.4.10 on Ubuntu 10.10 as the server and on Windows 7 as the client. The problem that is happening right now is that the copy action on Windows has no effect to bring that text ...
3
votes
0answers
215 views

Is there a Synergy-like application that only shares the keyboard? [closed]

Basically, I don't need the "shared mouse" that Synergy has. I have a Macbook Pro with an external keyboard hooked up and a Windows 7 PC I'd like to share the keyboard with. What I'd like to do is ...
3
votes
1answer
873 views

Synergy Hotkeys: Funneling them to one box

I'm working with Synergy (GUI), and I'm trying to create volume keys that change the volume of one computer regardless of which screen is currently active. I have two screens, let's call them A and B. ...
3
votes
1answer
172 views

Synergy dropping certain keys

I'm having a very strange problem with synergy. I'm running a synergy server instance on an Ubuntu machine and a synergy client on an adjacent Windows XP machine. On occasion certain letters on the ...
2
votes
2answers
764 views

Synergy taking longer than specified to switch screens

My setup is as follows. Synergy Server 1.4.8 on Windows 7 x64 Synergy Client 1.4.8 on OSX 10.6 Server Setting: Switch after waiting 10ms So, usually this stuff all works well. Also, moving from ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Synergy prevents click and drag actions in some windows applications

My synergy setup is a Windows 7 x64 server and an iMac client. The problem I'm experiencing is that synergy prevents click and drag actions in 'some' windows applications. I notice it most often in ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

synergy mac keybindings

I'm using synergy to share keyboard/mouse between OSX and Win7. Unfortunately for the mac, the commandkey seems to be bound to the alt key. How do I move it back to the command key? Or the ctrl key?
2
votes
3answers
7k views

Synergy+ between PC & Mac copy/paste problem

I use synergy+ (1.3.4) for Mac (10.6.4) and Windows 7. Copying a content from PC to Mac works OK, the other way round doesn't work. I mean, the contents in Mac's buffer doesn't move to PC. I think ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Using Synergy to share three monitors across two computers

I have a Mac and a Linux computer. The Mac has one monitor (center) and the Linux machine (Ubuntu 10.04) has two monitors (left and right of the Mac's monitor). How can I configure Synergy (with the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Remapping Home/End from PC to Mac Via Synergy is not client specific

This question asks about the end key but the answers give no examples: http://superuser.com/questions/60052/what-key-works-like-end-using-a-mac-with-synergy If they had, I am guessing that they would ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I do multi-computer and multi-monitor configuration with Synergy?

I've been asked to setup a demo room with multiple computers and monitors. We need to be able to use multiple monitors with a single PC in some cases. In other cases we need to switch between Mac and ...
2
votes
3answers
748 views

What key works like End using a Mac with Synergy

I have recently got a Mac mini to do IPhone Dev on (like many others) and I am using the excellent Synergy to share one keyboard and mouse with 2 machines and 2 monitors. Everything is lovely and it ...
2
votes
1answer
278 views

Emacs 24 + Synergy client on Mac OS X, why doesn't the server's keyboard control key work?

I run synergy server on my Windows machine, and the client on my Mac. When i used emacs23, all keys were recognized properly. I just upgraded to emacs24 and now the control key from the Windows ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Synergy on Mac OS X 10.7

Unfortunately, I can't seem to get Synergy to work between two Mac clients both using 10.7. One is an older 21" iMac and the other is a new 2011 Macbook Air. Here's my synergy.conf, symlinked to my ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Synergy Client Mouse Speed (Slow)

I'm using synergy+ with Windows XP as a server and a CentOS client. The mouse speed on the client (Linux) seems really slow. Is there a way to have the mouse speed from the server persist to the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Synergy: Shift keys not working on Raspberry Pi Client

Recently I installed Synergy on my desktop PC (running Windows 8.1) and my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) so the PC's keyboard and mouse is shared with the Raspberry Pi. The Windows PC is a Synergy ...
2
votes
1answer
937 views

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 ...
2
votes
7answers
4k views

Synergy in Ubuntu not recognizing computer name change

I've changed my computer name in these places: /etc/hostname /etc/hosts But when I try and connect Synergy with the new name, in the log it's still attempting to connect with the old name. I can ...
2
votes
1answer
631 views

Synergy: how to forward same keystroke to client and ALSO to server?

I've installed synergy on two different machines... now I need to type one key in the server in order to obtain an action both in server and client (i.e. left and right arrows to control two different ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Installing Synergy on Mac OS X Verison 10.6.7, I having issue understanding the steps 3 and 4

I'm having issue understanding the steps 3 and 4 Listen below I'm trying to get this to work on my MacBook Mac OS X Readme To install on Mac OS X with the .zip distribution (first seen in 1.3.6) ...