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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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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Synergy Key Mapping

I'm running a Synergy server on Ubuntu and a Synergy+ client on OSX. The server has a standard windows keyboard with shift, ctrl, windows, and alt keys. My MacBookPro has shift, fn, control, ...
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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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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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How to get UAC to co-operate with synergy2

How do I get UAC to behave so that I can control the dimmed desktop and programs running under UAC grants with synergy client? (The kb and mouse are connected to a Linux machine, windows is running ...
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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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Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem

Im using Fedora 10 with Synergy from Windows 7 When ever i use my keyboard through synergy and type @ i get the Omega Sign Any ideas, or someone had similar problems?
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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 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 'Shift' key not working on the Mac

I have Synergy server on a Windows 7 box, and a Mac client connected to it. Most keys work fine, except for the Shift key on the right side. The left Shift key works just fine but not the one on the ...
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Synergy and IE problem with new tab pages

I'm running Win7 and IE8. In IE8, when I CTRL-CLICK a link to open a new tab, if Synergy+ Server is running, the link opens in a new window, not a new tab. If I stop the Synergy service, normal ...
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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 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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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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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: 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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Synergy - Keyboard not working on Windows with OSX Server

I'm using a standard Apple Keyboard and an HP mouse. Both are USB. I start the server on the Mac, and then the client. The mouse works correctly on the windows machine, but when I try to type, nothing ...
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How can I use my laptop as a 2nd monitor?

I have tried looking for a solution for this for a long while. Heres some background information: I use Linux on all my desktops/laptops. I have a more laptops that I can possibly use, so I hope to ...
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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 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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where is the latest Synergy for Mac OS X? [closed]

I use SynergyKM on my Mac OS X 10.5.7 MacBook Pro to share my keyboard with my Windows XP desktop. On the Mac its recently stopped working. Here's the log: 7/29/09 2:23:39 PM Synergyd[328] *** ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching screens using synergy

I work much more efficiently when I don't have to take my hands off the keyboard. I know that others do as well. I found three issues in the synergy tracking system requesting a hotkey for switching ...
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Play system sounds from one computer through another computer's speakers?

I have a Mac and a Windows PC at work. I use both at the same time with Synergy and SynergyKM, which is a great setup for me. The Mac has built-in speakers and the PC has a sound card, but no ...
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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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Copy to clipboard from Firefox does not work with Synergy run in service mode on Windows 7 x64

For reference, I run a Synergy 1.4.2 server on Windows 7 x64 with one CentOS 5.5 Linux client. Most mouse and keyboard functions work exactly as expected. The following is an exception. Copy & ...
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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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AutoHotKey doesn't work with Synergy?

I can use AutoHotKey to send some characters when a key combination is pressed. The problem is that AutoHotKey doesn't seem to work with Synergy is used. Is this true? I mean, does AutoHotKey work ...
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How to create a startup script in Snow Leopard?

I'm new to this so forgive me for asking such a simple question. I'm trying to run something from the command line everytime I start (or log in to) Snow Leopard. I'm actually trying to imitate this ...
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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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Treat each monitor as a distinct desktop

I had Synergy set up so that in order for my cursor to cross over into another computer, I had to double-tap the edge of the screen with the cursor. I would like to replicate this behaviour within a ...
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Synergy config dual monitors separately

In Synergy, is it possible to set up your config so that you have one server and one client, both with dual monitors, but the client machine has its monitors such that one is on the left of 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 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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Switch off the monitor when mouse reaches the edge of the screen

I have two computers at home (Windows XP and Windows 7), but one monitor for both of them. They are connected to this monitor using different interfaces: DVI and VGA. I'm also using one keyboard ...
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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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Right click and click and drag not working in Photoshop

Right click and click and drag not working in Photoshop CS5 and only photoshop. Running windows 7 64bit. Would synergy affect this?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why isn't Synergy working for me?

It worked for about a week then stopped working. I'm trying to make it work between a Windows 7 laptop and a Windows XP laptop. My router is a Linksys E1000. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the ...
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How to run both a Synergy Client and a Synergy Server on the same machine?

To put it in one sentence I'd like to know how to run both a Synergy Client and a Synergy Server on the same machine, for further details please read on. I'm trying to use my windows XP laptop in two ...
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Switching between multi-computer and multi-screen hardware setup

I have three computers and three screens wherein I would like to be able to switch between the following setups: put one computer across all three screens give each computer a screen give one ...
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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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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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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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Any way to use Synergy+ and use the mice on *both* computers to travel between screens?

I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Seems like only one of the keyboards/mice is able to travel across both screens, while the other one is confined to its own machine. Any way to make it truly ...
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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. ...