For years I have wanted an easier and more effective way to quickly switch from one PC to another using the same keyboard/mouse.  Until today I had to manually switch my keyboard and mouse or use a KVM.  For me the KVM didn't work well when screen resolutions were different - and the PC's were slow in recognizing the now active keyboard and mouse in either situation.

And wouldn't sharing the clipboard between PC's be great?  That all seemed like a dream... until now.

The answer is here - its software - and its free!

Synergy is free and open source, and according to their website always will be! Still if you like it remember to donate $10.00 or such to keep the developers motivated.  They ask you for $50 which is a bit much for personal use but very reasonable for a business environment.

Download at http://synergy-foss.org/

From their website:

Synergy lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk.

  • Supported on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • Simply move your mouse to any computer and start typing.
  • Copy and paste between all of your computers.
  • Encryption keeps sensitive data safe on public networks.
  • Save space on your desktop by using one keyboard and mouse.
  • All you need is a network connection (no extra cables).

Replacing hardware functionality with software.  I love technology.

Posted by Joe Vago Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:52:00 AM Categories: software utilities

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