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mouse and keyboard sharing Synergy is an open-source software that enables you to share a single mouse and keyboard with multiple other machines that are connected via a TCP/IP network. You can simply move your mouse off the edge of your main screen to enter the screen of a secondary computer to the left or right of you. While your mouse remains on the other PCs desktop you can control it with your main mouse and keyboard, and to return control to your main computer, simply move the mouse back. Synergy allows you to configure multiple computers, it needs to be installed on each of the computers to be controlled. The initial configuration can be a little confusing, and the docs are mostly aimed at technical users. Basically you have to tell the program what to do when the mouse passes the designated edge of your screen, and also how to get back on your main screen. Copyright

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Publisher Synergy Project Price Free
Version 1.8.8  history Last updated Mar 03, 2017
File Size 9.39 Mb Requirements None

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Based on 9 reviews

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Not too crazy about the new 1.3.6 version 2 stars by cmonster Jan 27, 2011 (Read all my 3 reviews)
I've tried both x86 and x64 versions of this release and they're both a pain to configure. Version 1.3.4 was a challenge but if you've used any virtual desktop displays, you could figure out how to set up v1.3.4 to share your mouse/keyboard across multiple computers. With version 1.3.4 you could do it in a couple of minutes, with this version; good luck. show Review details
Hard to set up, but worth it 5 stars by sazhazman Feb 17, 2009 (Read all my 26 reviews)
Every now and then I need to view something on a spare computer that's about 10 feet away. Rather than rolling back and forth throughout the day, this has saved me a tremendous amount of time and effort. I agree, the documentation is horrible, but after playing around with the settings for about 10 minutes (go to the website and read it carefully) it was all worth it. A fantastic piece of software that has proven very useful for the past several weeks. show Review details
Works great once you get it setup. 4 stars by Griffin Feb 22, 2008 (Read all my 11 reviews)
The homepage of this app has info to help with setup. But, I had an undocumented problem. I ran Synergy for years with an early D-Link router in my network. Later changed to a new D-Link N-type router (DIR-625). Suddenly Synergy rarely could connect the two computers without reseting the router. I eventually found additional undocumented setup requirements for Windows. First I had to assign fixed IP addresses to the computers involved (using the router DCHP settings). Second, I put those IP addresses in a windows table called "hosts" found in the folder C:windowssystem32driversetc". Google for "synergy hate d-link cybertechhelp" and read that article for details on exactly what I did. This solution may solve connection problems on other routers as well. (Notice - no Synergy settings had to be changed, only router and Windows Settings). Now Synergy connects instantly every time and works as it should. Great program. show Review details
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