Synergy Rocks!

Synergy is a software tool that lets you use the same mouse and keyboard on multiple computers in front of you. Simply drag the mouse pointer from one screen to the other! The computers can be different operating systems. (I’m using it right now with my Linux and Windows machines.) Configuring on Windows was a snap: configuring on Linux was slightly more involved, but nothing a computer-savvy user couldn’t do. I highly recommend it if you have multiple computers/monitors but don’t want multiple keyboards and mice on your desk.

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  1. Chris Dolan Says:

    If you’re on OS X, I recommend that you install Fink from and then do “fink install synergy”. I’m the maintainer of the Fink package for Synergy and have successfully employed it across as many as 5 machines, Windows and OS X. :-)

    — Chris

  2. Robert Accettura Says:

    I discovered that beauty about 2 years ago… everyone hated how the mouse jumped, but I can’t tell you how much time it saved on my desk (moving keyboards and mice on the crowded desk), and the pain of getting a KVM switch.

    Really cool.

  3. poningru Says:

    dude thank you so much, I have been looking for this forever.
    I am assuming that this works across two linux boxen.

  4. Allan Beaufour Says:

    Fantastic. I tried something like it a couple of years ago, but it wasn’t as good. I just installed it on my laptop and PC (both Linux), and it works like a charm!

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