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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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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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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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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Win key replayed when focus changes from Windows to Ubuntu host

I'm running the synergy server (version 1.3.6) on an Ubuntu 11.10 host and the client (version 1.3.8) on a Windows 7 host. Whenever I use the Win key on the windows client, they key is somehow ...
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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 ...
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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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Synergy Between Windows Vista and 7 fails.

My Synergy line up is a Windows 7 Home Premium PC (wired to wireless router) to the left of my Windows Vista Home Premium HP Notebook (wireless to wireless router) On my Vista notebook the client ...
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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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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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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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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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Synergy server not receiving connections

I'm using synergy with two Windows computers (both Win7 64-bit). The server's debug messages state that it doesn't receive any connections. The client connects to the server (right IP and port) and ...
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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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Shift lock in Windows (when synergy is in use?)

I use 'synergy' to make different Linux and Windows PCs appear as one working space for my mouse, keyboard and clipboard. The problem is that 'synergy' is not very stable, and apparently it sometimes ...
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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 ...
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How to get Synergy working on Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit, however, Synergy only works when a window (application or folder) is open and touching the edge of the screen where the mouse should "jump". In ...
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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 ...
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Synergy Windows 7 connection timed out

I am trying to configure Synergy on two Windows 7 64-bit machines - one a desktop and the other a laptop. The desktop (the Synergy server) appears to be running and waiting for client connections. ...
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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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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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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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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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Fix Synergy so it works on Login/Locked screen

I like Synergy -- I have it set up on a mac (server) and windows 7 (client), but I have a couple problems with it on windows: I'd like it to start automatically on boot It doesn't work on the ...
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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 ...
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Hiding mouse cursor on Mac OS X when using Synergy

When using Synergy on my Mac, if my mouse leaves the screen, the cursor jumps to the middle. Sometimes this is a problem because the cursor can obscure the middle of the screen, trigger a hover ...
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Drag and drop open Windows from server to client and client to server

I was wondering if their is a possibility within Synergy to drag open Windows (like Word or Excel) to the screen of the other system withing the Synergy setup. For example: I'm working on an Excel ...
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Synergy over a LAN bridge in Windows 7 64-bit, connection timing out

I haven't seen a question like this anywhere, so I hope it isn't a duplicate. Anyway, I have two computers, and one of them has its network connection through a LAN bridge in the other, which goes to ...
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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 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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Synergy 1.4.2 Linux server, OSX client, Media/Function key mapping issues

I'm using an Apple bluetooth keybord to control my Linux synergy server. SSH tunneling, Mouse, Keyboard, and Copy&Paste all work. Linux sees all the media/app keys that are on top of the F# keys ...
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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 ...
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Setup Synergy without IP addresses

I have a Windows XP and Mac and would like to share my keyboard and mouse. I can setup Synergy using the IP addresses of the two machines, however when I restart any of the machines the IP addresses ...
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Synergy 1.3.6 on Windows 7 - test not working

I have the Synergy client running, which says it is perfectly connected to the server when I run a test. I run the same test on the server and it just says "running test. press stop to end test". No ...
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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. ...
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Windows running Synergy 1.4.2 does not startup minimized

I recently updated my synergy software to version 1.4.2 on my Windows 7 machine, and am unable to find the option to force the program to start in my tray.
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Synergy will only work with Windows 7 machine as server?

I have installed Synergy version 1.3.6 on my Windows XP desktop and also on my Windows 7 laptop. When I run the laptop (Windows 7) as the server it works fine. But when I try to run the Desktop ...
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Synergy problems [closed]

Same issue on both versions 1.3.7 and 1.4.2. Uninstall then reinstall so that both machines have the same versions on both client and server. server is Windows 7 (to the right of the client) client ...
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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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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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Force Synergy To Use My Own Covers

I use Synergy to display a floating cover/title/artist/album/year floater on my screen. There's one behavior that's particularly frustrating to me I've never found a way around. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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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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Share Keyboard/Mouse between PC (windows?) and Android

Has anyone come across software that can do this successfully/reliably? I would like to set up my Nexus 7 tablet on a stand under my monitor and use it with the mouse/KB hooked up to my desktop so I ...
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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 ...