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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: ...


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


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


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


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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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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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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 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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The Mac cursor issue is also discussed here This is definitely a bug in the Mac software. I have the same problem running Synergy server on Linux and client (v1.4.2) on Mac OS X 10.6.6 Workaround: The mouse cursor reappears when I hit Command-Tab to cycle between applications.


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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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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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According to the old config guide 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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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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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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You're on the right track with Synergy. The trick is to determine why it can't connect. Can you post any error messages or logs from synergy? Perhaps a wireshark trace of the connection attempt. Also, what distribution of Linux are you running? Do you have a firewall enabled on either system?


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You need to use crtl+alt+pause since crtl+alt+del is handled as a special combination on the host windows machine. You also need to set Synergy to auto start on the client PC. From the Synergy FAQ: Synergy isn't able to capture ctrl+alt+del on PC compatible primary screens because it's handled completely differently than other keystrokes. However, when ...


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I had this exact same problem, only with a Linux client and my OSX server. I rolled back to the synergy version 1.3.6 and had to run the server as root. However, I never got copy and paste to work this way. You should also contribute to this bug report: http://synergy-foss.org/pm/issues/57


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Change the assignment in the Synergy configuration: shift = {shift|ctrl|alt|meta|super|none} ctrl = {shift|ctrl|alt|meta|super|none} alt = {shift|ctrl|alt|meta|super|none} meta = {shift|ctrl|alt|meta|super|none} super = {shift|ctrl|alt|meta|super|none} Map a modifier key pressed on the server's keyboard to a different modifier on this ...


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This is a known bug in Synergy reported over 2 years ago, still not fixed: http://synergy-foss.org/tracker/issues/407


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You need to go to the "Edit" menu and select "Services". That opens this window: Clicking "Install" under "Client" will install the synergy client service which starts up when the computer boots. If you get a message about not having permission to install the service then you need to run Synergy as Administrator.


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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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To disable the Windows + L (Windows 7, XP or Vista) you may perform the following registry hack found at howtogeek.com Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search box, and then browse down to the following key, creating it if it doesn’t exist: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System On the right-hand ...



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