Synergy 1.5.0 for Multiple Platforms

by Chris Schoeneman

Avg. Rating 4.7 (27 votes)

File Details

File Size 8.0 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux, Mac, Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,941
Publisher Chris Schoeneman
Homepage Synergy

Publisher's Description

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Latest Reviews

minklein

minklein reviewed v1.4.4 Beta on Sep 11, 2011

This puppy is pretty slick. You don't need multiple monitors like it says, works with two computers and one monitor. You do need the ability on the monitor to connect a seperate input from each system. In my case I used DVI and HDMI. Set it up Sever/Client push the mouse off screen to the left (in my case) and switch the LCD to HDMI. Works perfectly. Push the cursor back to the right and switch the LCD to DVI and it is back. Works like a KVM.

Of coursre it works perfectly if you have more than one display, laptop or another sytem. Just put them wher you want them in the control panel, top. bottom etc and move the mouse cursor off screen in that direction and you will be working on the other display.

I use Win 7 64 with the 64 bit version of Synergy.

eblade

eblade reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 24, 2011

This has worked great for me on two laptops and a netbook all surrounding my desktop monitor just for kicks. :D

All modern versions of windows are part of the "NT" family, so yes, they all work. The project's documentation hasn't been updated in about 10 years lol

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 24, 2011

Works great on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Linux Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OS X
- all tried and tested by me.

New website http://synergy-foss.org/

Request: please add encryption

fyrewalll

fyrewalll reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 23, 2011

I've been using on Vista and WIn7 since they were released and it works great.

aszure

aszure reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 23, 2011

It seems to be working fine for me with win 7. I have a triple monitor setup mac/win7/linux and works like a charm.

mamisano

mamisano reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 23, 2011

Version 1.4.2 Beta includes install packages for Windows 7 32 and 64bit. I just installed on my Win 7 x64 desktop and works fine!

Psychlone

Psychlone reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 22, 2011

Mods need to change the quick description from:

BETA (February 22, 2011)
Linux, Mac, Windows (All) / Open Source

to:

BETA (February 22, 2011)
Linux, Mac, Windows (UP TO XP) / Open Source

Direct from the dev's site:

System Requirements

* Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me (the Windows 95 family)
* Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP (the Windows NT family)
* Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
* Unix

So this program supports any Windows OS that's at least 10 years old or older.

Admittedly, I haven't gotten to try this program, as it won't run on anything newer than Windows XP...but with enough development to carry it into the newer generations of Windows, it just may come in handy to people like me that need a program like this to operate multiple systems from a single keyboard/mouse.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v1.3.1 on May 28, 2010

No Vista or Win7 support.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (27 votes)
Your Rating
minklein

minklein reviewed v1.4.4 Beta on Sep 11, 2011

This puppy is pretty slick. You don't need multiple monitors like it says, works with two computers and one monitor. You do need the ability on the monitor to connect a seperate input from each system. In my case I used DVI and HDMI. Set it up Sever/Client push the mouse off screen to the left (in my case) and switch the LCD to HDMI. Works perfectly. Push the cursor back to the right and switch the LCD to DVI and it is back. Works like a KVM.

Of coursre it works perfectly if you have more than one display, laptop or another sytem. Just put them wher you want them in the control panel, top. bottom etc and move the mouse cursor off screen in that direction and you will be working on the other display.

I use Win 7 64 with the 64 bit version of Synergy.

eblade

eblade reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 24, 2011

This has worked great for me on two laptops and a netbook all surrounding my desktop monitor just for kicks. :D

All modern versions of windows are part of the "NT" family, so yes, they all work. The project's documentation hasn't been updated in about 10 years lol

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 24, 2011

Works great on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Linux Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OS X
- all tried and tested by me.

New website http://synergy-foss.org/

Request: please add encryption

fyrewalll

fyrewalll reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 23, 2011

I've been using on Vista and WIn7 since they were released and it works great.

aszure

aszure reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 23, 2011

It seems to be working fine for me with win 7. I have a triple monitor setup mac/win7/linux and works like a charm.

mamisano

mamisano reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 23, 2011

Version 1.4.2 Beta includes install packages for Windows 7 32 and 64bit. I just installed on my Win 7 x64 desktop and works fine!

Psychlone

Psychlone reviewed v1.4.2 Beta on Feb 22, 2011

Mods need to change the quick description from:

BETA (February 22, 2011)
Linux, Mac, Windows (All) / Open Source

to:

BETA (February 22, 2011)
Linux, Mac, Windows (UP TO XP) / Open Source

Direct from the dev's site:

System Requirements

* Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me (the Windows 95 family)
* Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP (the Windows NT family)
* Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
* Unix

So this program supports any Windows OS that's at least 10 years old or older.

Admittedly, I haven't gotten to try this program, as it won't run on anything newer than Windows XP...but with enough development to carry it into the newer generations of Windows, it just may come in handy to people like me that need a program like this to operate multiple systems from a single keyboard/mouse.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v1.3.1 on May 28, 2010

No Vista or Win7 support.

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