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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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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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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Synergy client drops and reconnects at UAC dialog

I've been using Synergy for a while at work to connect my XP machine (the host) to my Win 7 laptop (the client). I previously was having issues with using Synergy and the UAC prompt, as described in ...
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Synergy mouse/keyboard sharing in reverse?

I love synergy for two computers on a desk or similar situation. However, I have a desktop common pc that I use as a media center and was wondering if there was a way to accomplish the following ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Mouse Disappears when Mac Is Client and Windows Is Server In Synergy While It Runs

When I run Mac OSX 10.4 as a client and Windows XP as a server. I would move my mouse from XP to Mac and the mouse on the Mac would disappear until it returned to the XP Desktop. I ran synergyc with ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Are there any tools which work similar to Synergy?

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. ...
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Synergy, OSX client, Windows 7 server - No mouse on client

I have the following Synergy setup: +------------++------------++------------++------------+ | Mac || Win 7 || Ubuntu 1 || Ubuntu 2 | |c ||s ||c ||c ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Very coarse mouse control in Synergy

I have two computers, a Macbook Air (OS X 10.8) and a Desktop running Fedora 17. I am using Synergy to share the Mac's keyboard and mouse between the two. The keyboard works great but for some reason ...
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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 ...
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Can I set up two computers up with the same monitors/keyboard/mouse in a modular way?

I have a desktop computer computer (running Windows 7), and a laptop (running OSX Mountain Lion, and maybe Ubuntu 12 eventually). When the laptop is at home, I want both the desktop and the laptop to ...
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ssh tunneling broken pipe (for synergy)

I have set up ssh between 2 Windows 7 PCs using openSSH in cygwin. RSA authentication is tested and working, so I can ssh into the host from the client without issue. I then set up a tunnel on the ...
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Synergy server and client on single machine loop?

I have already seen: Is it possible to set up a screen loop in synergy 1.4? - Super User tunnel - How to run both a Synergy Client and a Synergy Server on the same machine? - Super User ... but ...
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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? ...
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Synergy client drops when installing something

Synergy client PC drops connection when I try to install a new program. Windows creates that standard popup saying: Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make ...
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Keyboard Issue with Synergy, Oracle Virtual Box & Linux Hosts

I'm getting weird behavior using synergy with Oracle Virtual Box VM over Linux Ubuntu systems. My setup has A Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (synergy server) with US International keyboard layout ...
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Getting Synergy+ to work with Windows 7 64bit and Windows XP 32bit?

My Windows XP box is Dell 4550 dimension. Windows 7 box is Home Premium. Synergy + installs fine on the Windows 7box, but using Windows xp as the client, it won't work? Do I need to disconnect the ...
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Synergy 1.4.10 only sharing mouse not keyboard

Just installed Synergy for the first time. Server is Mac OS X 10.8.2 and the client is Windows 2008 R2 x64. Initially it all worked perfectly and beautiful. But then about about 10 minutes the ...
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Mouse button still controls settings of other Synergy client when changing window

I'm using Synergy as the server on OS X Mountain Lion. Now I have a strange problem using a specic piece of software on the Mac. It is a program for viewing medical images (Osirix). The left mouse ...
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Synergy: Dual Windows 7 PC & MacBook in between

I have a windows 7 PC set-up at work with my MacBook Pro in between the two monitors. However, I am struggling to set Synergy up so that the mouse can be taken from monitor one, through the MacBook ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Launch synergy client on boot in Mac OS X

I have a mac as a secondary machine at work. Currently I use synergy on my main machine to share its keyboard and mouse with the mac. I created a launch agent for my user to launch synergy when I ...
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“synergy system tray is unavailable,quiting”

Recnetly,I install synergy(1.4.8) to my linux(ubuntu-11.10) computer,when I running it,there is a warning "synergy system tray is unavailable,quiting".I'm firt install it and I don't know waht ...
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Synergy setup broke on upgrade

I had synergy setup working fine with version 1.3.7, however I got a new computer and decided to set it up as well. Because the setup I was working with was ubuntu (server - dual monitors) mac ...
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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 ...
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Is there a Synergy-like application that only shares the keyboard?

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 ...
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How do we test if synergy actually going?

Intended server: Windows XP Intended client: Ubuntu Linux What happens - server/client is running. Server debug: 2011-04-12T01:40:06 DEBUG1: no neighbor right ..\lib\server\CServer.cpp,814 ...
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WINXP - Synergy log - Debug

I'm trying to set up Synergy between Windows XP (server) and Ubuntu Linux. When I try and move my curser over the edge of the screen, the following appears in the logs: 2011-04-13T20:21:23 DEBUG2: ...
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Synergy Mac OS X Lion => Windows 7 - modifier keys broken

When using Synergy 1.3.7 or 1.4.4 beta on Mac OS X Lion as server, and Windows 7 as client, I can move the mouse onto my Windows computer, but as soon as I press Ctrl, Shift, Command, or Option, the ...
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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 ...
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Synergy stopped working after a week on Windows7, high CPU usage and no connection

Used synergy 1.3.1 & 1.3.4 since 2007 without a hitch. Upgraded to Windows 7, and synergy suddenly stopped connecting after a week. Now any version I try (1.3.1, 1.3.4, 1.3.8, 1.4.5) goes into ...
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Remote Control Home PC from Corporate Work PC

Here is my situation: I am currently on a Windows XP workstation at work. I have an android tablet that I use to splashtop into my home PC. I would like to be able to use my work keyboard and mouse ...
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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?
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Synergy, no mouse pointer for OS X client Windows 7 server

I am using Synergy 1.48 with a Windows 7 server and an OSX Lion Client. After bringing my mac mini back to work the mouse pointer would not show up on OSX. It still shows the mouse leaving and ...
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WARNING: unrecognised client name “localhost.local”, check server config

I have two machines connected. The server is S1 and the client is C1. section: aliases C1.wcu.edu: C1 end section: links S1: right = C1.wcu.edu C1.wcu.edu: left = ...