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Solved my issue. Scroll lock stops the cursor from going to the other screen.


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I've had this problem as well, here is how I fixed it for me. Steps: Open your Windows Task Manager. Click on the Services tab. Right click on the Synergy service. Click Start Service.


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From a terminal: sudo open /Applications/Synergy.app/Contents/MacOS/Synergy Then open OSX System Preferences and click Security & Privacy, then click on Privacy and then Accessibility Check the checkbox on for Terminal and Synergy. You can then close Synergy and start it again in the background through the terminal: /Applications/Synergy.app/...


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I am beta testing http://www.share-mouse.com/ and it finally delivers what the Synergy promised for too long.


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For what it's worth, I finally took the time to figure out my Synergy mapping setup. Linux server (desktop), OS X client (macbook). I wanted the following: Ctrl on desktop -> Ctrl on macbook WinKey on desktop -> Command on macbook Alt on desktop -> Alt/Option on macbook This allows for the same keyboard mappings that my Hackintosh desktop keyboard uses, ...


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If you use a 1.4 or newer beta of Synergy, you can configure it to run as a service. As a service, Synergy runs as the local SYSTEM account, which can interact with the Secure Desktop space. I have the Synergy 1.5 nightly builds running on my Windows Server 2008 R2 laptop client and OS X 10.6 laptop server, and I am capable of working with UAC prompts with ...


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I had problems with @, <, and >, so I did the following: Code: xmodmap -e "keycode 53 = x X greater greater greater greater" xmodmap -e "keycode 52 = z Z less less less less" xmodmap -e "keycode 24 = q Q at at at at" Which solved those three... though I have no idea why the problem occurs in the first place.


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Download Process Explorer Run it, and search for synergy by clicking on the little binoculars Kill all processes using the troubling dll (synrgyhk.dll) - be careful here to not kill anything important I had to kill a process called splwow64.exe that had a handle on that dll for some reason, and everything worked great after


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I was in a similar situation at one point, and I found a somewhat 'unique' way around it. Plug the keyboard directly into your Mac, and edit the keyboard preferences directly. After that, any non-Apple keyboard you attach will use those mappings. Plug in they keyboard. Open System Preferences (Apple Menu -> System Preferences). Enter "Keyboard" ...


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I was having the same problem, where I was able to get the client to connect initially, but then it just stopped working. It turns out that I had rebooted my host machine, which re-enabled the firewall. As soon as I disabled the firewall on the server, the client connected immediately. Not being content with leaving my firewall off all the time on my ...


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I searched for ages for this very same thing. I found the Share Keyboard & Mouse app (by SmartUX) on the Google play store which should do what you want. You can find the PC client on their web page.


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Looks like you haven't added the client name to the server config. From Synergy user guide: Windows On Windows run synergy by double clicking on the synergy file. This brings up a dialog. Configure the server: Click the Share this computer's keyboard and mouse (server) radio button Click the Screens & Links Configure... button ...


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According to the old config guide (page now deleted, but archived at the Way Back Machine) you can achieve this with config options like this: keystroke(alt+left) = switchInDirection(left) keystroke(shift+control+alt+super) = switchToScreen(moe)


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It turns out you can use Scroll Lock to keep the mouse stuck on one screen! So try pressing ScrollLock to see if that releases the mouse.


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Due to a change in the encryption protocols that Synergy uses - irrespective of server/client OS - password mis-matches can end in the following error: synergy protocol error from server Resetting (or removing) the password should allow successful connections. Linux: Edit > Settings MacOS: ⌘ / Synergy > Preferences Windows: Edit > Settings (?...


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Synergy+ takes over where synergy left off. http://code.google.com/p/synergy-plus/


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I found the answer here Fix for every installation so far -- I see mostly people using linux as the client so in this scenario I'm using Windows 7 as the server and fedora 12 as the client. On the client: tail -f /var/log/messages now scroll as slow as possible and take note of the errors streaming in. Example: Feb 1 18:32:45 ...


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I had the same issue and resolved it like this: in the Synergy prefpane, turn off synergy and remove its menuitem in a Terminal window, type mdfind -name synergy for each file related to Synergy, remove it: sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/SynergyKM.prefPane (et c)


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I have a mac full size keyboard plugged into my PC which is synergy server. When connected to mac client (osX mountain lion), I've switched ctrl and commmand keys so that ctrl-c copies regardless of machine. This is done in the synergy gui by double clicking the client and setting: ctrl: Meta meta: ctrl I hope this helps!


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The reason this happens is because of what is referred to as the "secure desktop". The secure desktop has actually been around ever since NT. Certain parts of the OS, such as the login screen, the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen, and the locked workstation screen are actually completely different desktop sessions from what you normally interact with. Programs cannot ...


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I used synergy+ last I needed this. But as an alternative I know there is this software, Multiplicity, from Stardock. I have never used it though, so I can't speak to its features, though it does look good from the website. Although it doesn't seem to support Mac at the moment, though you might want to contact them. They update their software fairly ...


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I couldn't find a solution from the synergy Q&A's site, but I found it here. Run services.msc and restart Synergy service. It should allow you to start the server now. Thanks Shiki for the suggestion. I, however, didn't need to reset the configuration in the registry. I'm thankful for that since my password is 30 digits and I don't remember it.


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You should install the windows beta 1.4.2. It contains a menu options to install the service. You might need to disable UAC, but that might just be for using Synergy on the UAC dialogs.


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It is a bug, and is normally caused by "stuck keys" (when Synergy is mistakenly telling the OS a key is being pressed when it isn't.) Usually having the Escape key stuck prevents dragging and dropping. Workarounds for this are varied, but for me (with a Windows client and Linux server) pressing all the modifier keys one by one while on the client screen (...


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The problem is with the hyphen. I was facing the same issue. When I removed the '-' from the client configuration's screen name and from the host's server configuration screen name. It worked.


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sorry to hear you're encountering problems with Synergy; i use it daily (though in the reverse configuration from you; my Mac is the server). please try the following troubleshooting steps: if you paste your /etc/synergy.conf here, someone may be able to identify a syntax error if any is present. stop synergys on the Linux box (use ps aux | grep synergys ...


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Have you tried the explanation here (scroll down to the bottom) about autostart on the Mac? I’ve got it to work that way, and I can log on using the keyboard of my PC.


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I'm having the same problem when I run Synergy with administrator privileges (otherwise it will not work when I try to switch desktop and I'm working in a active program running as administrator). My best guess is that this problem is due to the security hardening done around IE to protect against drive-by-downloads, etc. The solutions I found to this ...


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I was struggling with the issue at work until my good friend Paul Udruscu pointed out that I can use KeyTweek on Windows, to remap the right shift key to the left one and alleviate the issue altogether.


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This is an issue reported around 2010. In the old issue tracker it was http://synergy-foss.org/tracker/issues/407.



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