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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Terminating/closing synergy

I managed to set synergy (ubuntu box as server and mac as client - it doesn't work the other way around). Currently I'm running: synergys -f synergyc -f SERVERNAME on the ubuntu and mac ...
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Why isn't my synergy KVM working properly?

I have installed synergy v1.4.5 on my laptop and desktop. Both computers are running Ubuntu 11.10. Although the logs indicate synergy is connected and able communicate over my LAN, moving the mouse ...
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Synergy: weirdness when moving the mouse from one desktop to the next

I have two desktop pc's, set up as follows: Left: Ubuntu 11.10, 2 screens, vertically oriented. Synergy server (version 1.3.6, installed from the official repos), starts at login. Right: Windows XP, ...
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Reversing scroll direction across Synergy connection

I am running synergys on an XFCE desktop, with the scroll direction reversed (to provide "natural" scrolling, as I prefer these days). I am running synergyc on a Mac laptop running Snow Leopard (as we ...
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Synergy Connection refused (Also telnet)

I recently switched distros to fedora (was looking for the most recent version of eclipse being supported, something I wasn't getting from Debian), and in trying to get synergy set up again, I've been ...
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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 two users both control a third machine simultaneously using Synergy?

I've been a Synergy user for some time now, as I use a PC on the left side of my Mac. My girlfriend and I both have our desks on each side of the other, and we'd like to know if it were possible for ...
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Spacebar not working (Ubuntu server / MAC client)

I am having the following problem. When I press spacebar on the server, the client receives this sequence META+SHIFT+Z. Thus, I can't input any space in the client. Server is an Ubuntu 11.10, client ...
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Synergy 1.4.5: How do I get rid of the cursor (“Hourglass”-equivalent in Win7) in the middle of inactive client screens?

I'm having an annoying problem with Synergy 1.4.5 (the beta release): When I have a video player (Media Player Classic) active on my client (Win7 Pro x86), and I move my mouse to the server (Win7 Pro ...
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Synergy 1.4.5 Require hotkey to switch screen

I've moved today from synergy 1.3.8 to 1.4.5 because of issue #36, but I'm missing a feature, on version 1.3.8 I could set it up so that it would not switch screen unless Ctrl key was pressed. Using ...
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How do I disable the clipboard sharing feature in Synergy?

I don't want to share my clipboard between 3 computers I'm sharing with synergy. How do I disable that?
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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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QuickSynergy OSX server Linux client

How can I configure QuickSynergy so that my Mac can share it's keyboard and mouse with my linux computer?
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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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Start Synergy in Crunchbang at Login Screen

I'm using Crunchbang Linux with Openbox and I would like to have Synergy (http://synergy-foss.org/) autostart at the login screen. I tried following: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Synergy ...
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Getting Windows 7 to be server and MacBook Pro Lion to be client

When using any version of Synergy on both my MacBook Pro that has Lion 64-bit installed and my Windows 7 64-bit machine, I can't get it to work. I want Windows 7 to be the main host (the server) and ...
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screen “xxx.xxx.x.xx” shape changed

I'm trying to setup synergy with Windows 7 (server, which is 192.168.1.51) and OpenSuse (client, which is 192.168.1.50). I've even tried a complete uninstall and reinstallation, but get the same error ...
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Synergy between Windows XP/7 and Linux Mint 12RC fails

Synergy icon shows the two computers are connected, but mouse is not shared. (linux server, windows client). Anybody has a workaround ?
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Synergy: How to screen positioning configuration while it is running?

I am using Synergy between two Macbooks (10.6 & 10.7). Installed using Homebrew, version 1.3.6p2. I will sit in various places in relation to the secondary laptop, so sometimes I want the other ...
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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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Is it possible to share mouse and keyboard over WAN?

At my office I'm using two computers, which is connected to two different LANs. I'm looking for an application to share the mouse and keyboard from one of the computers with the other one. I know of ...
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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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How do I cycle between my monitors in Synergy?

I have two computers (Windows XP) running Synergy and it works great! However, I'd like to be able to circle around, as I have 4 monitors in a row. When getting to the last screen on the right, I'd ...
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Synergy reports connected but mouse doesn't hop between screens

I'm using synergy between two windows computers (Windows 7 32-bit, acting as the server part, and Windows XP 32-bit, as a client). I'm running the server part as admin, as suggested in some posts ...
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change --name in Windows ./synergy.exe call

I've changed the name of my Win7 machine since installing synergy yet the command being run in the background still does --name oldName. I've tried removing and reinstalling synergy with no luck. ...
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How can one get Synergy to share in Fedora 15/Gnome3 with window maximized?

I have my synergy server running on Fedora 15, I'm starting it with "Synergy" in .bash_profile. There's another Fedora 15 client. Sharing normally works fine, given that a window is not maximized. ...
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How to lock several machines with one command issued from one of them?

I'm using Synergy to use my three PCs with only one keyboard and mouse. My problem is that when I press Windows + L to lock a PC, it always locks the main PC (the one functioning as the Synergy ...
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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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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 ...
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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 setup on Windows

Are there any basic guides on setting up synergy on 2 Windows PC's? W7 is server, XP is client. I am running a single monitor with multiple video inputs, will this cause any issues when switching ...
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Using Synergy with PC that has Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

I'm trying to have my PC with wireless keyboard and mouse as the server. It works if the wireless PC is the client and the wired PC is the server, but I need it the opposite way. Is there a way to do ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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Stop flicker in Ubuntu when mouse travels back using synergy/Make xset -dpms permanent

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04, now when my mouse travels back from my windows synergy client to the ubuntu synergy server, my Ubuntu monitor blacks out for a second or 2. I know that xset -dpms ...
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Simple way to get keys/mouse buttons working in Synergy (mac client, pc server)

I'm trying to get Synergy working running as client on my Mac with SynergyKM Preferences panel. It's performing generally fine (just some real slow downs when my network is under heavy use, usually ...
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Use LAN to interface Synergy while having WiFi connected to internet

Similar question and solution I have LAN and WiFi connection, with the WiFi connected to internet and the LAN is simply connected via an Ethernet cable between two computers. I need to get Synergy ...
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Using Syngergy, I cannot use mouse buttons unless I hold the 'alt' key

I hope someone can assist with this. I'm running Synergy 1.4.2. I have a Windows 7 machine that is acting as the server, and an Ubuntu 11.04 machine running as client. On the client machine, I cannot ...
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How can I split 1x Monitor into two links via Synergy?

I have 3x Monitors on my desk. The setup looks kinda like this: Desktop-Mon1 Laptop-Mon Desktop-Mon2 I want to configure Synergy to work like the following: Laptop-Mon - Left = Desktop Mon1 ...
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I can't connect Synergy mac client to windows host using Host Name, only IP address

Using Synergy 1.4.2, I'm trying to run a mac client on a windows synergy host. However, I seem to be forced to use an ip address to connect, the hostname doesn't work. e.g. This works: synergyc ...
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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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Synergy client timing out on Ubuntu/Vista dual-boot

I'm running Synergy 1.4.2 on two desktops: a server running Win7, and a client dual-booting Vista and Ubuntu 11.04. Synergy runs fine when the client boots to Vista, but when it boots to Ubuntu, ...
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Synergy: Mouse doesn't cross displays

I have a synergy.conf that I'm sure works well, because it worked with my ubuntu1 acting as a synergy server. Now, I migrated my ubuntu1 to mandriva. I'm trying to use mandriva as server, and another ...
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Synergy Windows 7 Screen Saver issue

I have synergy server running on a Windows 7 laptop, I have another laptop running windows XP as the Client. When synergy is first started the Screen Saver will start after the 5 mins of inactivity ...
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problem with using polish keyboard with synergy 1.4.2

I installed synergy on Windows 7 as server and on Windows Vista as client. On both I can use polish keyboard using local keyboard. When I am using remote keyboard via synergy polish characters are not ...
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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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Ubuntu/Windows XP - Using synergy freezes both PC's

Using this on Ubuntu: synergyc <IP of the server> and the visual verson on Windows XP. Synergy works fine for about 30-60 minutes but then it freezes BOTH computers - I end up with no control ...
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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 ...