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 broken on Windows 8.1 + HDPI

When I run synergy and move the cursor to a client, the cursor goes invisible and sticks to the bottom right corner of the screen (triggering windows peek). This renders all computers useless until ...
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Synergy not controlling G4 Mac Mini from Win7 64 PC

I've recently repaired my ancient G4 Mac Mini, I have reinstalled Tiger and applied all updates. I have Synergy setup between the PC and the Mac, with the PC being the server and the Mac being the ...
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Synergy using internet connection instead of local connection

I've had Synergy installed between two machines and it work flawlessly before, but I'm experienced a strange condition with my new desktop. When I bring my mouse from my server PC to my client, the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 can I quickly unlock a Windows 7 machine remotely?

I have two Windows 7 machines connected with Synergy. When I want to lock or unlock the machines, I have to do so twice, and it would be nice to only have one keyboard and mouse at my desk. Is there a ...
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Synergy 1.5 startup

I just reinstalled the OS and synergy on an XP machine (client), updating synergy to 1.5 in the process. It used to run at system start up so I could use it to log in, but now it won't start until I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Synergy on MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection

I'm trying to set up Synergy with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3 as a client and my Windows 7 desktop as a server. I'm having some pretty bad connection problems though when I try to use my Mac. ...
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Options to drag and drop with synergy KVM switch?

I am effectively using Synergy between Windows/Linux/Android However, I am trying to find a way to drag and drop. I know I can "just network a drive, and modify a [send to], but honestly, when it ...
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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, ...
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After upgrading to mavericks, Synergy no longer works

Followed these workarounds exactly, but still get the following error. Synergy worked fine before ERROR: cannot read configuration "/var/folders/...": read error: line 38: unknown screen name in ...
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Windows, Synergy, and EnableHexNumpad

Windows 8.1, Synergy 1.5.1-r2307 It seems Synergy does not support EnableHexNumpad in Windows, where much like traditional ALT-codes, any Unicode character can be inserted when holding alt, then ...
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Set up a Synergy hotkey to toggle all other hotkeys?

I'm currently using Synergy 1.5.0 for Windows to control four realtime audio/video machines. I'm sharing the mouse and a special color-coded keyboard that I made to run various shortcuts. The hotkeys ...
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Synergy: avoid single machine loop when client is not connected

In order to loop between my screens I have the following section in my synergy.sgc file: section: links Pedro-Acer: right = pedro-lubuntu left = pedro-lubuntu pedro-lubuntu: ...
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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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Can't control android device with Synergy

I'm trying to use Synergy to connect my macbook to an external android device. The devices seem to connect, but I can't move my mouse over to the android device. Has anyone had success with this? ...
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Synergy 1.5 crash (OSX 10.6.8)

THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS I recently installed Synergy 1.5 r2278 (for Mac OSX 10.6.8) and was using it fine for most of the day, then it decided to stop working (the only thing I ...
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Use Synergy with a dual monitor server

I am currently using synergy on my Windows machine and my raspberry pi. The Windows machine is the server and the raspberry pi is the client. The program works great except it doesn't realize that my ...
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Synergy with lineage2

Synergy v1.4.12 works fine with any application except Lineage 2. PC1(server) with Win7x64, PC2(client) with Win7x64. When a window of Lineage 2 is in the foreground, the mouse not move to another ...
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Synergy error - can't move mouse vertically on client screen

I'm using synergy - a software to share mouse and keyboard between many computers. I have two machines. One runs ubuntu 14.04, other runs windows 7. And synergy server is running on ubuntu 14.04, ...
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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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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. ...
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Synergy to share mouse only (not keyboard)

Synergy is very handy for single mouse/keyboard set sharing between multiple PCs. But I have a laptop (WinXP SP3) and a desktop (OS X Snow Leopard), a mouse, a keyboard which plugs to desktop. I don't ...
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Synergy keyboard “lock”: Mac OS Server + Opera web browser(?) + Google Apps

Environment Synergy configuration: Server: Mac OS X (Mavericks, 10.9.2), running Synergy 1.4.17 (premium). Client: Windows 8, running Synergy 1.4.17 (premium). Software/apps running when problem ...
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Synergy 32bit and 64bit incompatibility problems

I'm having problems with 64bit server and two 32bit clients. The problem stems from error-2. Server in center, 32bit clients on each side. Mouse switch is set to happen on double-tap edge. Changing to ...
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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 ...
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Synergy dual-screen client

I have synergy client 1.4 running on a Linux machine and same version server running on either Linux or Windows laptop (both have the problem described below). My Linux client is Dual-Monitor setup. ...
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“key is not on keyboard” with Windows server and Mac client

I am using synergy to share my mouse and keyboard from a Windows 7 x64 server to a Mac OSX Mavericks client. Both machines are using the latest (1.4.17) version as of today. I can connect fine, the ...
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How to make a linux desktop and mac notebook share keyboard/mouse?

I installed Synergy server onto my Linux system, and installed Synergykm on to my Mac. When I try to connect with Synergykm from my Mac to my Linux system, it always fails to connect. The error that ...
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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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How to control multiple PCs with one pair of mouse and keyboard?

I found two softwares: Mouse Without Borders and Synergy. They allow to move my mouse without borders on multiple PCs. I'd like to control all of the PCs at once. In example: I have 3 PCs with ...
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How can I use a crossover cable with Synergy or ShareMouse?

I have a Laptop with a mouse and keyboard, and a mac with mouse and keyboard and sucky internet connection on the mac. They both have wireless, and I have a crossover cable to connect them. How can I ...
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Unity greeter startup script on Ubuntu 14.04

So what I want to do is run a script on startup that starts the synergy daemon. I want it to run automagically when the system starts in GUI mode even if no one actually logs in. I have a script for ...
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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 not transmitting special keys between 1.4.17-server and 1.3.1-client?

I've a setup with a Win7-server (1.4.17) and a client (1.3.1) under Cubieez (Debian on Cubietrack Arm). When pressing some of the german special keys (öäüß etc.), they are not transmitted to the ...
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Synergy complete removal, including settings (Windows 7)

I'm having some problems with synergy (I'm an experience synergy user, and experience with linux and windows 7). My problem is that when I uninstall synergy, and re install it, the settings are ...
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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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Some key won't be triggered on Windows client with OS X Mavericks as server

I'm using version 1.4.16 with server on OS X Mavericks and a Windows 7 client. I'm also using a keyboard with the Swiss-German layout and on this keyboard the keys (^/`,¨/!,$/£) left of the Backspace ...
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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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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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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 ...