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In synergy, how to configure a PC server with two screens and a Mac client with one screen in a way that places the Mac screen (the client) in the middle of the two PC screens (the server) ?

P.S.:

  1. Synergy version: 1.10.1-stable-8941241e
  2. I'm not bothered about the mouse going around the corners as in here. Also, I don't understand what this question means by "line up !"
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Basically, with your screens being, from left to right, PC-1, Mac-1 and PC-2 (or just PC and Mac, as far as Synergy is concerned), you want a configuration that says:

  • Synergy: PC is left of Mac is left of PC (and vice versa)
  • Windows: PC-2 is left of PC-1

By putting the screens in the “wrong” order in Windows, you enable Synergy to intercept the mouse in the middle.

The Synergy setup would look something like this:

section: screens
    Mac:
        switchCorners = none
        switchCornerSize = 40
    PC:
        switchCorners = none
        switchCornerSize = 40
end
section: links
    Mac:
        left(0,100) = PC(0,100)
        right(0,100) = PC(0,100)
    PC:
        left(0,100) = Mac(0,100)
        right(0,100) = Mac(0,100)
end
section: options
    keystroke(Control+Alt+KP_Multiply) = lockCursorToScreen(toggle)
end

This is the solution that this answer refers to.

  • Thank you for explnantion, but where to write this configuration ? – McLan Dec 5 '18 at 13:09
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    It’s a complete .sgc file that you can load as a Synergy configuration. You may have to change the screen names. – Daniel B Dec 5 '18 at 13:13
  • I managed to change the order of the two PC screens (even though, thanks to you, it's not necessary with this .sgc file). Now I have the setup as I wanted :) Thank you – McLan Dec 5 '18 at 13:31

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