Author Topic: Very Cool App - Same kb, mouse, pointer across different PCs  (Read 1546 times)

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Very Cool App - Same kb, mouse, pointer across different PCs
« on: January 26, 2011, 02:54:04 AM »
http://synergy-foss.org/

Using monitors dedicated to PCs, you can use this open source app to go off the edge of one monitor of one PC, and onto the edge of another monitor on another PC even running a different OS. Best of all, copy and paste works.

So, you can copy a list on an XP machine, scroll off the right edge of your monitor, pointer enters left edge of monitor on your Win 7 machine, and paste into it. Works over your local network. Handy for running multiple machines, using your main as usual and then manning your slave machines as necessary without using a second keyboard or hitting a switch.

I just loaded this thing up, took a few minutes as the GUI isn't very straightforward, but once I figured it out, nothing to it. No perceptible lag. Haven't used it heavily yet, but quite awed that it works great so far.

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Re: Very Cool App - Same kb, mouse, pointer across different PCs
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 08:43:54 PM »
That's awesome. Haven't got much need for it right now as I'm usually on the same laptop everywhere I go.

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Re: Very Cool App - Same kb, mouse, pointer across different PCs
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 10:44:39 PM »
I use this, just be careful when you knock the mouse while typing and end up spoiling what you had running on the other PC.  ::)