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Synergy is 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 keyboard layout wrong

I'm using synergy with my Win 10 Computer as a server and my Ubuntu laptop as a Client. Everything works fine but keyboard layout is wrong. Keyboard layout on both my laptop and computer are set ...
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Synergy 1.8 connection refused / timed out between 2 ubuntu16 machines via crossover ethernet

here are the settings from the served side: enter image description here And here are those from the client side: enter image description here I tried several combinations, including (most up to ...
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In Synergy, how to place a clinet screen in the middle of two server screens?

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.: ...
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Are programs like Symless Synergy and ShareMouse secure?

I have a real need for this type of program, but I am wondering if it is secure when sending commands between the 2 systems? Symless charges $10 extra ($39 for Pro, instead of $29 for standard) for ...
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Sharemouse: Disable wifi / disable automatic client configuration

G'day, Is it possible to disable the use of wifi networks/automatic client configs in sharemouse v4.0.46? Sharemouse will automatically configure to wifi (which is laggy) rather then ethernet (...
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Using two PCs/Monitors with one set of input devices while gaming

I am usually gaming on my PC and wanted to use a second device while being ingame. I have a Surface Pro for this, which I can either use as a normal device, or as a second monitor via miracast. I have ...
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How could I access my windows PC's Git Bash from Linux Terminal

I am trying to achieve something a bit odd. I currently have a dual monitor setup , with my laptop beside, linked with synergy. I want to connect to my windows PC from my Linux mint laptop and Control ...
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Synergy restrict hotkey to one computer

Server Ubuntu 16.04x64 Synergy 1.8.8 Client macOS 10.13.3 Synergy 1.8.8 I would like to have the media keys on my keyboard sent to the server regardless of what screen I am on. On the client, I ...
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Synergy with 6 screens, how do I setup config

I have 6 screens, 2 rows of 3. My bottom layer of 3 screens are one computer (windows 7) Top left is my Mac Top Middle is Windows 10 Top Right is linux Currently my Synergy setup is just like a T ...
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Using Synergy Pro 1.8.8, but clicks are not working on Client

Windows 10 as the server and MacOS 10.13 as Client. The client (macOS) is getting connected to the server. I can even see the mouse cursor. But the client is not accepting the clicks (Left or Right). ...
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Is it possible to include sound sharing from multiple Pc`s to a designated Pc ?

Often when you are working using multiple Computers is great with Synergy, but not beeing able to hear the sound of the other Computers can sometimes drive you insane (You have to unplug and replug ...
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Synergy Pro 2 - Works on Macbook Pro, Wont install on Windows 7 laptop

I've been using Synergy at work for over two years now. I have a Macbook Pro and a Windows 7 laptop. I am unable to complete the installation of Synergy 2 pro on my windows 7 laptop. It gets about 70% ...
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Synergy sharing mouse

I have ran into sharing mouse problem while testing to run between vms. First of all, my lab is below. 1. Windows 7 Guest OS on ESXi VM. 2. The vm is running on Teradici via PCoIP Protocal. I have 2 ...
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Host only works mac--> windows

I can connect my windows machine (client) to my mac (host) but not vice versa, when trying to connect the connection just times out, any ideas on how to fix this?
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Connecting Synergy between two computers on a Work Wi-Fi

I bought Synergy and successfully use it between my Mac and my Windows 10 laptop on my home server. But when I bring these same two computers to work, and am using the same work wi-fi, Synergy no ...
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In Synergy, how can I configure a client monitor with a server monitor on either side?

I have a monitor setup where two monitors are on my Windows 10 box (server) and one monitor is used for my Mac (client). It looks like this: +------+ +------+ | | +-------------...
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Synergy connection time out (win 10 and Ubuntu)

I have a Windows 10 based pc and Ubuntu based laptop. My pc doesn't have a wireless network card so I'm connected to the internet through Ubuntu laptop. My pc is connected to the laptop with ethernet ...
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How do I restart Synergy in Mac OS X

I have the free (aka old) version of Synergy installed on macOS Sierra. For some reason all the options in the drop down menu are greyed out and it won't connect to the server. How do I restart ...
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How can I delete one pc from my Synergy account?

I added three computers (two Windows 10 and one Mac) to my Synergy account. It stopped the mouse from working across the screens and causes lots of freezing. How can I remove one of the computers from ...
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Unable to run Synergy on Kali

So I was able to install Synergy on Kali by downloading the .deb file from their Website. When I run it the windows pops up and I can input my server IP from my main PC, but when I click "start" I get ...
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Is Synergy free to use if you compile it yourself?

I have been working with Synergy for quite a while now, but I have always been using older versions, as the current version is paid. I don't think anybody ever asked this question, as I searched for ...
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SYNERGY ERROR MESSAGE: cannot listen for clients: cannot bind address: Address already in use

I've had synergy for a couple months. It works great between my PC (windows 10) and my laptop (also windows 10). However, I have another hard drive in PC that uses linux, and I can't seem to get my ...
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How to Connect Synergy over WPA2 Enterprise networks?

Situation: Using Synergy to control two computers. Problem: School network is a WPA2 Enterprise network, not able to connect both Synergy-s to one another. Question: Is this a Synergy problem (i.e. ...
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Custom display layout

I have a iMac with 3 displays (2 external plus the built in) What i am trying to do it create a sideways C like effect with my monitors: [iMac display][iMac][iMac Display]    [Macbook]&...
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server can't take back control of mouse and keyboard after mstsc

I'm using the Synergy v1.8.8-stable on two Windows 7 machines. The server is 64-bit while the client is 32-bit. The two computers sit side-by-side with separate monitors. I use Synergy to share the ...
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Chrome OS and Synergy?

Has anyone found a work-around to getting Synergy to work on Chrome OS? (I mean running in the vanilla, non-developer version). This is the main reason that is keeping me from getting a license. :( ...
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Synergy + EA Origin, client-connected PC can no longer click

On hosting PC, Win 8, Synergy ver 1.8.7-stable-9799e96 (same version on client-connected PC Win7), if I have Electronic Arts Origin desktop app (ver 10.4.6.29454 - 0) signed-in and running, left and ...
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Synergy setup with 3 monitors and 2 computers

I have 2 computers: windows - server, 1 monitor MacBook Pro - client, 2 monitors, arrangement: [mac] [monitor] And I want to get something like this: [mac] [server] [monitor] (this is my physical ...
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Synergy connection error

Today I got the warning: "ipc connection error, remote host closed". Ii was under Windows Server 2008 and Synergy 1.8.7, but after updateing to 1.8.8 the same warning. No Firewall active, the client ...
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Synergy Not Launching

I keep trying to launch Synergy and i keep having the same errors. I don't quite know where to start, when it comes to troubleshooting. I've reinstalled the program a couple times. Here are the logs: ...
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Synergy - 2 computers, 3 monitors. middle monitor for its own pc

Currently my only PC is my server and a gaming PC. When the server is under a heavy load, gaming performance tanks, so I'm going to be building a gaming PC. The gaming PC will have 1 monitor while ...
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Synergy freezes while Microsoft Outlook busy

I have noticed that Synergy freezes temporarily while MS Outlook is busy accessing it's remote server. I suspect that Outlook is hogging the network connection in some way? To define "freeze" I ...
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Is there a way to extend a virtual display in Windows 10?

I have a friend who has two laptops and an external monitor. He wants to have one of the laptops connected to the monitor, while the second laptop functions as a third display for the first laptop. Is ...
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How do you fix time out error in Synergy?

I am trying to control my Ubuntu laptop with keyboard and mouse that I use with my Windows laptop. Everything works fine when I set up my Ubuntu laptop as a server and then connect to it with my ...
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How do I control the BIOS using Synergy?

How can I enter special parameters to a synergy controlled system to get into the BIOS or the like? For example, the "del" key causes some PCs to boot into the BIOS.
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Does Synergy work over internet instead of local network?

I want to Synergize my computers on work, but 2 of them is in different networks and domain controlled with limited network port availability. Is it possible to connect them "over cloud"? Thanks.
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Is there a way to map common Mac keyboard shortcuts to windows?

I dual box windows and mac side by side. Switching between the two OS's via a single keyboard can be a minor annoyance when it comes to key combinations. Parallels has a wonderful feature where ...
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Is it possible to redirect all media keys to the Synergy host?

I asked this on Github issues a while ago but nobody responded, so I'm trying again here. When I'm working on my Linux client, I have music or video running on my Windows server. When I press media ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 with Synergy 1.8.5 Client can't click on dashboard nor Spotlight

I've got Synergy 1.7.6 server on a Gentoo box, and 1.8.5 on a Mac OS X Snow Leopard client (had to upgrade because of a 'spacebar sends S' bug fixed in 1.8.3). It works pretty much okay, but I'm ...
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How to lock a Windows client in Synergy with a Mac Server

I have my Mac as my server and my Windows 10 machine as a client. I want to be able to do a Win+L to lock Windows from my Mac keyboard using Command+L. Anyone know how to do this?
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Synergy Pro copy/paste and scroll on Windows 10 fails

Synergy Pro 1.8.4 3 Windows 10 machines (had the same issue on Windows 7) The copy/paste and client scrolling features OFTEN (10 times a day) stops working. I can get the functionality back by ...
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With Synergy, Can You Switch Monitor Configurations On The Fly?

If I switch my monitor configuration, can Synergy recognize this and switch its configuration on the fly? For example, I have a triple-monitor setup on one computer, and a solo monitor on another. I ...
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2 different PC and OS, one keyboard and mouse for both?

I would like to install a new life in my old laptop. So I intended to Install Linux in it(I heard it was great to give it a second chance and I would learn to use Linux at the same time). The catch is ...
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synergy on ubunut stopped working

I've worked with synergy for a three months now, and today they just stop working, I' using standard /etc/synergy.conf file between my two lap tops. So server config is this: section: screens ...
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killing Network Manager pid for Airmon-ng (Kali Linux)

I have 2 computers a desktop running Win10 and a Laptop running kali linux both connected to the same monitor. I use Synergy in order to be able to control both Laptop & Desktop with the same ...
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Adjust the scroll speed on Synergy Client (Mac Client/Mac Server)

I have an iMac acting Synergy host, and a MacBook acting Synergy client – both running on OS X. The native mouse scroll speed is just the way I like it on my iMac, but when I transfer the cursor to ...
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Synergy only allows sharing in one direction

I have a unique issue that I need to illustrate with an image. See the following imgur link: The mouse will pass one way but not the other. My second monitor is in Portrait mode. Windows 10 64bit on ...
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Synergy triple monitor server one monitor client

ok so i have a laptop as my client and a dekstop as my server my desktop has three monitors and I want the client to be situated above the leftmost monitor of my server as such ________________ | ...
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Synergy “L” Shape using Laptop on bottom and an iMac with second screen across top

I've used Synergy successfully before, but now I'm trying to make an "L" shape with my laptop on the bottom, and an iMac with second screen across the top. With the laptop (server) located below the ...
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XMonad + Synergy - change window border state when the pointer leaves the computer

My current XMonad setup happily highlights the currently focused window with a nice green border. import XMonad.Layout.NoBorders ... defaults = defaultConfig { focusFollowsMouse = True, ...