Synergy allows you to control a mixture of Mac and Windows machines from the one keyboard and mouse.
Oh Dubl, I didn't get past this part. I am constantly reaching for three different keyboards and mice (not counting my ipad) and I am going straight to get this now! Much appreciated! I feel more excited than a 5-year-old on their birthday!
Definitely try the lastest stable version from the synergy website - which is 1.4.10
If you get any funny issues like a super-sensitive mouse, then you will need the command line version which is 1.3.1
When I first started using this, I was a command-line newbie, but now I have it all sussed, so if you need any help, contact me.
Dubl aka Taximan
This is a fantastic program I have been using it for about 6 months now between 2 PC's and an iMac.
I had a few issues with Windows 8 due to the charms etc, although there are settings to help. I dont use Windows 8 anymore that doesnt matter for me.
I had previously tried a few similar, such as maxvista and stardock multiplicity but out of all the ones I tried, none compared to this.
Great recommendation and definitaley worth every penny / cent if you chose to contribute.
I had not heard about this before. Just a note for anyone interested in using this with a Customer's system.
From their Wiki:
Synergy does not do any authentication or encryption. Any computer can
connect to the synergy server if it provides a screen name known to the
server, and all data is transferred between the server and the clients
unencrypted which means that anyone can, say, extract the key presses
used to type a password. Therefore, synergy should not be used on
When a product is created to allow remote access and control, and
security is not baked into the product from the start, it's not meant
for enterprise use and should be kept off Corporate systems.
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Ch0c0halic, FileMaker 12 Certified Developer