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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Can't start Synergy server service

everytime I try to start the Synergy Server service (out of services) I get an error code 4. I tried to install .Net Framework 4 but it didn't help. Anyone an idea?
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How do I install a virtual mouse to enable scroll wheel on a Synergy client?

Hmm, I fear I was unable to sum up the question clearly in the title. Here's what's going on.... I have a 3 computer setup and use synergy. My primary machine controls wake on Lan, Synergy and other ...
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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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How to Remove Synergy from Mac OSX

Hi I don't remember installing synergy but it's been in my computer for a while. However now since I don't have much space in my computer, I can't afford it taking up any space. But I couldn't ...
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How to start the Synergy client from the command line?

Starting the dialog box is easy enough. In my case: C:\Program Files\Synergy\synergy.exe But then I have to click on Start. Is there a flag I can add that would start the client and skip the ...
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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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Error about synrgyhk.dll when starting Synergy

Every once in a while, when I start Synergy on Windows, I get this message: failed to init synrgyhk.dll, another program may be using it How can I resolve this? The only workaround I've found is to ...
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Synergy: server refused client

I am trying to get Synergy up and running from a new Windows 7 computer, to an XP computer. The Synergy installations seemed to go fine. I configured each to start on start-up, which they seem to, but ...
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readf error when trying to use Synergy

As of a few hours ago, I have had an issue getting my Linux synergy server to connect to my Mac client. Both are running the newest version of Synergy and I have ensured that the passwords for ...
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Can I run Synergy Client on Windows without installing it?

I have a machine to which I do not have Administrator rights. I tried building Synergy and putting together a folder with EXE's and DLL's, but it complains that the connection is refused (on the ...
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Right click with synergy not working

I have a windows server and mac client. When I right click on the mac system, I get a context menu (as expected) and then it immediately goes away. The only wayt to get it to work is to click REALLY ...
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Windows are acting as if they are “always on top”

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 (Verssion 6.3, Build 9600). Starting yesterday and ever since (despite restarts and so on), my windows have been almost-constantly behaving as if they are set to "always on ...
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Mouse issue with Synergy and dual monitor on Linux client

I have 2 laptops, one Windows 7 machine and one Ubuntu 12.04. Both computers have secondary monitors above each computer. The Windows machine is the Synergy server. I can move my mouse to both ...
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Modifier Keys not working, Keyboard works but not recognized

When using Synergy between my Windows PC and a Mac Mini I used to be able to go into system prefs on my Mac Mini and change the modifier keys so that my windows keyboard when on the Mac side would ...
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Synergy mouse not moving past first screen in dual-screen configuration

I have two dual-screen machines that I want to use Synergy with. Below is a diagram of how it's laid out. My server is a Windows 7 machine, and the client is a Debian Wheezy machine with Gnome3. This ...
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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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Cannot enter Sudo password when controlling Linux Mint with Synergy

I am running synergy 1.6.2 on a windows 8.1 Pro computer as the "Server". I am running Synergy 1.6.2 as a "Client" on Mint 17.1. When I take control of the Mint computer and try to perform tasks that ...
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Keystroke to kill synergy service on Windows 8

From time to time I have a problem when switching between to screens using Synergy. All input except ctrl+alt+del stops working, and I have to reboot the Host system (win8.1) from the ctrl+alt+del ...
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How to connect two computers to a host computer simultaneously and whilst maintaining two separate desktops and a single mouse

I am using three computers simultaneously. The first is located at work and I usually connect to this one remotely using TeamViewer and work from home. I have two laptops at home and I wish to use ...
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Synergy, I am missing mouse cursor on client machine

I have installed Synergy Server on my laptop, and the Client side of things on my Virtual Desktop Session, both running a Win XP environment. I am able to connect no problem. When I move mouse to ...
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synergy interprets a 'space' for a 'slash'

My setup is : Linux Server OSX Client Every time I use the space on my Linux box keyboard (and the pointer/focus is in a window on my OSX machine), I get a slash '/' instead. How do I fix this?
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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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Synergy with multiple multiple monitors ERROR

I have 3 computers that are connected via synergy 2 macs and 1 PC. the 2 macs have multiple monitors When I try to go down from the main clients screen down to the PC the mouse gets stuck and only ...
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Synergy: Is there a way to push Win+L to all screens, not just the server?

When I hit Win+L on either of my machines I'd ideally like to be able to lock both client and server What happens though is no matter which screen I hit the key combination... it locks the server. ...
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less crummy “killmouseaccel” tweak for OS X

SmoothMouse is the standard way to do away with the default mouse acceleration behavior imposed by the operating system. However sometimes we find it necessary to switch it off because it interferes ...
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Synergy client/server locations issue

Synergy doesn't seem to want to recognise my client when it is configured above or below the server, only when placed alongside either left or right. I am using Windows 7 64 bit and Synergy 1.6.2
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Synergy connected fine but mouse doesn't move with two Windows 7 machines

I configured Synergy correctly enough for it to connect just fine between two machines. So both log outputs say connected to each other. Then I move my mouse and it doesn't magically jump to the ...
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How do I go about geting synergy 100% operational with error in build process

During the install process I get the following snippet of an error When I get to the part about cryptopp: Scanning dependencies of target cryptopp [ 19%] Building CXX object ...
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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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How can I reconfig synergy on mac after starting it as server by mistake?

I'm new to mac. I just installed synergy and run it as server by mistake. It automatically minimized and I cannot find it again. I tried to drag the app to trash and reinstall but it will start as the ...
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Multi-display as client

I have a small issue with Synergy. It doesn't present a client that has multiple monitors as such to the server (like teleportd does). My client has two (non-equal) displays set in a horizontal ...
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make sound when switching windows (like teleport)

can synergy make a sound when the mouse is moving to a different client (like what teleport does)? It does help as a cue. It would be nice if the sound could be selected and the volume set. (bonus ...
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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 Mouse cursor jumps to center on server computer

I just downloaded synergy 1.5.1 onto my 2010 Macbook running on Mavericks (the server) and my 2006 iMac running on Snow Leopard (the client). Whenever I move the mouse cursor over to the client ...
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Synergy Setup Issue

I am currently using synergy on my 3 Windows machines. The program works great except it doesn't realize that my Serve 1 screens are 4 and not one. Here is my current monitor set up. ...
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Can't find synergy config file on Windows

I connected everything just fine; both my Windows 7 64bit (server) and Windows 7 32 bit (client) are connected perfectly. However, I can't tell Synergy which screen is where because I can't find this ...
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Using synergy, SOME clicks not registering on Mac for certain applications (and other annoyances)

I've recently installed Synergy to control a Windows PC and an iMac (Yosemite). I've got the PC set up as the server, and the iMac is the client. It works beautifully, with two annoying exceptions. ...
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Synergy: using incorrect IP address

I installed the Synergy v1.6.1 beta on both of my Win 8.1 server and client machines recently, both of which were working great up until today (both using DHCP). I understand this could be a network ...
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Can Synergy be cross-compiled on an ARM platform?

I am trying to compile a Synergy client so I can use it in a WindRiver Linux environment. I've tried compiling and I keep getting this error: CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:195 (message): Missing ...
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A synergy alternative that just works? [closed]

I have been using Synergy for a few days now on my Windows 7 desktop (as server) and Macbook (client). Unfortunately, it seems to be buggy - often, the keyboard would stop working on the Mac to the ...
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configuring synergy with dual monitor server on top of single monitor client

I'm trying (and failing) to configure synergy with a dual monitor ubuntu synergy server on top of a single monitor Windows client: |-------------------------||-------------------------| | ...
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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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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 ...
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Synergy: Mac Mini running boot camp WIn7Ult(server) to Win8.1 Laptop with a dock(client)

I've gotten Synergy to do everything that I need to except the Control and Alt keys not working on the client. Start, Menu(right click) and Shift keys are working fine. All displays are arranged ...
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Synergy Keyboard Mapping

Server - Windows 7 Client - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I Run synergyc using lightdm.conf so that I can use the keyboard to login. Every now and then, my keyboard mapping or characters will get scrambled and ...
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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 ...
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4 + 1 stacked monitor setup with Synergy

Is it possible to configure synergy to accommodate the following setup? +---------------+ +---------------+ | Client | | ...
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Using Synergy from different platforms with different keymaps, how do I get a semi-predictable result from the target system?

I'm running Synergy 1.4.10 on OSX 10.7.5 with a French AZERTY keyboard attached. When programming, here are the key combinations I have to press on the Mac: ALT + ( -> { ALT + SHIFT + ...
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Synergy stopped moving cursor over to client computer (config worked previously)

I am using QuickSynergy on OSX on my client computer and the standard Synergy program on Windows. I had a configuration that worked two days ago when I last used it, but today I came into work and it ...
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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 ...