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Old Synergy 64bit version for windows compatible with Ubuntu synergy package version 1.4.12

Synergy Mouse Events Lifecycle
Click image to enlarge. Source: Synergy Project on Github.com

Multiple Computers One Mouse & Keyboard

As I like to have Synergy working on my Windows boxes (i.e. laptops), I am saving a copy of the installer 64 bit version which works fine with WinXP and Win7. I'm about to test it with Win10 which is likely to accept it as is too. Just in case you did not know, Synergy is a driver that takes one mouse device and makes it work on multiple computers. In other words, you can use any number of computers with one mouse and one keyboard. Move the mouse to the right computer and you can use the keyboard on that computer. No need for a KVM anymore (Keyboard Video Mouse device that allowed you to switch between computers with one set of devices.) Only since my Windows boxes are laptops they all have video too, obviously.

Why do I share this one? Well... the newer version has bugs and is not free anymore. I could understand a non-free, bug-free version, but it cannot go the wrong way around... Sorry! (I know. MS-Windows is a bug in itself, thanks for reminding me! But well...)

Enjoy!

Download: synergy-1.4.10-Windows-x64.exe

Note: this is a .exe file and you may have problems downloading it on your Windows computer. You may try to download it using wget, it will work nicely and no weird questions asked.

WARNING: Newer version of Microsoft Windows kill Synergy and prevent the sharing of the mouse/keyboard when certain windows are focused. That includes the Task Manager window! (you never know, you could kill something from a different computer or something!?)

You're a Developer?

The source code is available on github. You may want to consider compiling a newer version. According to the list of branches, they have version 1.10.3 stable and version 2-dev if you're looking to be on the edge.

For issues, though, it's all in mailing lists so you're not going to see me there any time soon!