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  1. Nick Bolton

    Nick Bolton

    Synergy Team


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    GranPaSmurf

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    JDDoesIT

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    sholan

    Synergy User


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  1. 4 points
    Whoah. That new UI! What does it do? How does it work? Who knows? Despite some frustration with things being borked and needing uninstalls/registry cleanups/cloud logins, etc (the link below is an essential reference) I did manage to get everything working. I even managed to get a connection from my weirdly networked machine that I didn't figure I'd be able to get working until there was a manual settings file. The new UX is unsettling. The windows tray / mac menubar helper doesn't have any way of showing what's going on...you have to open a different app. The Synergy App looks fine when things are working but provides no affordances for figuring out what you are supposed to try next if it's jammed. There are definitely some feature regressions (yep. already on the roadmap.). The Beta process was also long and frustrating. I'm actually back to Synergy after 6 months happy (but struggling) with a different software keyboard-mouse sharing 'ware. It was way better than the last beta I tried, and had some neat features I wouldn't mind seeing in Synergy. All of that said. Synergy 2 is BRILLIANT! WONDERFUL! Thank you so much! 1) This type of software is *so vital* to my happiness during the day. I need it so much! I know how all of the frustrate people in this forum feel, since it is probably just as vital to them. I also see how incredibly difficult just keeping keyboard/mouse sharing has become over the last decade. Remotely pwning the console is something 2018 operating systems resist very actively. You deserve more than I've paid you just for keeping the software live through so many breaking OS changes. Thank you! 2) When I figured out the trick to switch which computer was the controller, and popped my master keyboard/mouse from host to host, I was just FLOORED. Not only can my mouse swing from screen to screen and control every computer at my battlestation, but I can switch to a different machine and control all the others from there? SO HAPPY! Thank you! Somehow it feels like getting thousands of dollars of extra computer power..but for $15. This is such an impressive achievement, and fits so nicely in the control of my screen layouts. (Being able to control this switch from the tray icon, and having a command-line way of affecting control <something I can control with AutoHotKey or Keyboard Maestro?> would be very nice too?) 3) I've just spent 2 months at work with a team of 10, delivering the very smallest piece of software I can imagine. I know the whole forum is on you to hurry up with <insert pet feature>, and I can't wait either, but all software takes time, and few of us have any clue how much you folks are doing and with how few resources. Thank you! For reference, one of my other utilities that does a little tiny (technically hard) task that I have trouble living without was developed, dropped, passed to a new company, abandoned, open sourced, abandoned, redeveloped from scratch, and now is available in 2 forms: 1) old, broken, unsupported on an up-to-date OS and 2) $100. Did I mention software is hard and takes time (and money)? You guys are doing great work and at such a reasonable cost. Please keep going, because I'd ache if we lost maintenance on Synergy. Thank you! So, yeah. It was a bit of a challenge getting up to date with 2 and getting it running. I've got all sorts of peanut-gallery suggestions and demands. Sure, I'm not 100% happy and there are things I miss about the older versions. But mostly: WOW! This is great! It's an ambitious, real effort to take an essential utility and modernize it (operating systems, networks, and usage has changed a little bit since 1996, hasn't it?). I see a lot of complaints around here, so I wanted to spend a few minutes and thank you for the huge good you've accomplished. -Josh
  2. 3 points
    Just a simple one, currently left clicking the new tray icon in Windows does nothing, its just right click to disable/enable Synergy. Why not make double clicking the icon open the main Synergy config Window?
  3. 3 points
    some one should take back the strings and put synergy 1.9.x back on github to be maintained by the community... just sayin ;D
  4. 3 points
    Unfortunately, close but no cigar. I´ve tried several times since ver. 2.0 was launched and my two Mac computers, both on the same wired network, same configuration, seeing each other with ping, working flawlessly with Synergy 1.9.1, refuse to connect. I´ve installed the "server" and it remains stuck at the "second step: install synergy on another computer". I do so, but the other computer just shows a dark screen icon and nothing happens. And to add insult to injury, the "minimalist" design does not allow you to see what´s going on, aside of the sending logs feature. For the time being, I will stick with the old version...
  5. 2 points
    Oof. So you're gonna take moderation action against another moderator? Ouch.
  6. 2 points
    CLOSE SYNERGY AND DELETE YOUR USER PROFILE FROM THE REGISTRY HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Symless\Synergy (I.e. the one without version number) Then try again. #ThatIsAll
  7. 2 points
    I keep trying Synergy2, and it keeps disappointing me. It never detects other machines, even on a local, wired network with only the 2 computers I'm trying to connect on it. There continues to be zero process feedback of any sort in the application window. There are still no options anywhere other than "enable" and "disable", which do nothing at all that I can tell. I'm not an expert or anything, but it seems like you should probably wait to hide all the configuration options in favor of automagical configuration until the thing actually does something other than show a completely useless window with no options or information whatsoever. Maybe also leave off applying the "stable" tag to a version until it is something other than a process that draws a window and uses memory.
  8. 2 points
    OH: almost forgot to mention my single fave thing about 2.x!! When one computer is locked and the other is not, the mouse won't get "stuck" on the unlocked machine, like before!!!
  9. 2 points
    Ok, so I have an old Macbook (late 2009) running High Sierra 10.13.2 and using the keyboard/mouse from a Windows 10 box (x64). 2.0.8 worked VERY poorly. Almost never would start up successfully on the Mac, had to stop and restart the process almost every time after rebooting. Also a big lag moving mouse from Win10 to macbook. Updated High Sierra to 10.13.4 and Synergy to 2.0.9 (on both machines) and now Synergy starts flawlessly on the Macbook and the lag is Gone! I'm not convinced that it is the High Sierra patch that fixed it, I firmly believe it was 2.0.9. Yay! In other news, has anyone had any troubles with Synergy and Teamviewer not playing nice together?
  10. 2 points
    Wooow. Thank you so much Josh. Finally, someone who gets it. And, you’re also someone who is genuinely running a dev team which I’m delighted to see. You wouldn’t believe how many “I’ve been running a software company for 20 years” type people we get telling us we don’t know how to code, and they could fix Synergy in a few weeks. We know the Synergy 2 config app is stark, extremely so. This state is temporary as we wanted to start from a clean slate so that the UX could re-grow organically based on the most important requirements from a stable base (which is proving more than difficult to achieve, despite how simple the tool seems). We know from experience that driving development by asking people what they want usually doesn’t work very well, as this is how we ended up with a really busy and badly designed UI in Synergy 1 (and of course we don’t intend to repeat this mistake). As the famous saying goes: If I asked people what they wanted, they’d say “A faster horse!” So, while Synergy 2.0 is stark for now, 2.1 will have a settings screen, and we will be adding to the UI organically and gradually based on our own intuition and from speaking to customers. Right now, and probably for the next 6 months we’ll be focusing on stability, so the UI probably won’t change much, but sit tight, it’s going to get a whole lot better. Often we won’t immediately do exactly as users ask, but what we do is always with the intention of creating a great product.
  11. 2 points
    Indeed, you are right, that is why : Is also part of software development. When you come here crying "This software is shitty, its developpers are shitty, it was better before", you're just out of a normal software development scheme. Have you ever tried to communicate with synergy teams in order to solve your issue ? Or are you just circling in an infinite loop of : I install I test I don't think or interact with developpers It doesn't work I whine I uninstall I wait the next release I start over My first synergy 2 installation just astonished me, where were all my settings and complicated words ... I came to the forum to search for documentation on how synergy 2 works and guess what, it just worked. Edit : Don't forget that a software developper (individuals or company) are affected by the biggest flow in computer since : there are humans in the process, therefor you can take your time to understand them and start interracting wisely even if they make mistakes.
  12. 2 points
    Same, upgrade to 2.0.9 went smoothly, nice work and thanks!
  13. 2 points
    I couldn't agree more! Every time I see there is a new v2 release I try it and every time it ends with disappointment. Last one was yesterday, I made a clean install (as described in this very forums and yes I even rebooted my computers) of v2.09 and even though this time I managed to see my computers on Synergy main screen (and that's all you can do there, just look at it) mouse or keyboard didn't work. Installed v1 back immediately. I think paying for v2 was one of my most disappointing purchases ever. And yes, it says it's "stable". Like a joke.
  14. 2 points
    UPDATE! I followed the uninstall directions, cleared out the stale folders and reg keys. All is good now!
  15. 2 points
    Can you point out specifically what post has the solution or how can I resolve those problems (except restart Mac every time)? Yes, I have searched and not found a helpful thread. As a paid user, I tried more than hard to make this work, but still, I'm only a user, so I can't make bugs disappear even I spent much time to search this forum, I created a new support ticket last Friday and still not get a reply, also I posted this thread and got no solution. In the Synergy2 website, it says"simply set and forget, install and you're good to go", also "It simply works in seconds, without needing any technical know-how". Those definitely not what I experienced, and not those people in this forum who counter other connection issues experienced either.
  16. 2 points
    Hi just wanted to say I have been pretty unhappy with version 2 over 1 in general but the last few updates have made massive improvements in stability and reliability for me....keep doing what you are doing, you are winning me back!
  17. 2 points
    I am all about complaints. Let's hear em. But if you want tem to go away you have to frame it in a manner that gives people what they need to remove said complaint. Here is what does NOT help... Silent reversion: can't know how bad of an impact a problem is causing if people just roll back and say nothing Wounded dog: Complain loudly but will not give data to help the problem be located Just venting: This helps in bars with a beer in your hand, but not in making a product better Here is what DOES help... Details: If you feel as if you are over-explaining then you are probably right on par. Let what is not needed get weeded out. Topography: Tell how you are connected Environment: What is running on your system. My work and gaming systems have different things that cause different problems. We all want this to work. If you find an issue, don't let it go until you at least see it recognized and ranked in importance. And if you are asked for more give more until they tell you to stop.
  18. 2 points
    You should see a difference going from 2.0.8 to future versions.
  19. 2 points
    Even though some features are not available yet, I've found that since the launch of Synergy 2 that the Symless team has continuously worked to improve on its reliability and efficacy. My personal philosophy is that this is a small company trying to make, what I consider, a big difference and every bit of support towards them contributes to the development of those features that we're awaiting on.
  20. 2 points
    Version 2.0.8 is working well. The issues when waking the windows 10 up from sleep and then trying to go to the mac and waking the screen is working now. I also was successful undocking Win10 laptop, go to a meeting, come back and re-dock it, sign into Win10 and waking screen on mac. Thanks for making the simple tasks work.
  21. 2 points
    Hi guys and gals. On OSX, is there a reason/solution that when one of my machines wakes from sleep, Synergy cannot reconnect? I need to either kill the process or remove and add the client screen! Very tedious. Worst part is I can't do otherwise than put it to sleep (MBP so I just close the lid) because Synergy prevents the laptop from activating Screensaver! So, can I do anything about this? If there is no solution I will be going back to version 1 as this is beyond annoying: it's time wasting. Thanks
  22. 2 points
    Hi All Just ran into this exact same problem under the new Bionic Bever Beta 18.04. (Running KDE as well.) I struggled for a little while as Firefox was the default application that the sign in web page was appearing in. What I discovered is that I had to go into default applications and manually set me web browser to be firefox. It was grayed out with the default option of letting the type of URL define the application. Once I switched to manually setting everything to open in firefox it was all good!!. Hopefully someone is writing instructions on how to install in the different environments
  23. 2 points
    We plan on adding support in 2.1 which is due in about 6 months.
  24. 2 points
    I'm sorry this excuse is simply not good enough. I've been a relatively long term customer of Synergy, then Synergy Pro and now Synergy Pro 2. To quote from the sales email: My experience has been anything but seamless. Who's bright idea was it to make Synergy 2 Pro (not sure what I'm getting for my 'Pro' by the way) run as a background service without not only configurability but an inability to disable the service without a trip to the relevant services menu on PC, Mac or Linux. And here you are trumpeting - But the very people you're targeting with that messaging are the sort of people that are likely to be intimidated by changing things in system 'services' menus (that's assuming they know where to find them). And how about the simplicity of uninstalling Synergy 2 Pro - Holy moly, that's what I call "simple and seamless". And now we come to the main problems I've been having with Synergy Pro 2. With things set up on both my Windows host system and OS X client, once I've moved my cursor over from my Windows 10 host, onto my OS X target screen and then returned it to my host Windows screen, the cursor becomes invisible on the OS X system if I attempt to use that system from it's native keyboard and trackpad. Using the Windows 10 system things are fine but any attempt to navigate on the OS X system results in an invisable cursor (I know the cursor is there because I can see the rollover effects). I can takeover the cursor that's been brought over from the Windows system but once the cursor is brought back over to the Win 10 screen. The cursor is invisible again on the OS X system. I also have problems on the Windows system too. I've found I can force my OS X system to make the cursor visible (by tapping on the spacebar a few times) but then I can no longer move from the the Windows host to the OS X system. Luckily I found a simple way to restart the service on the Windows host (by pinning the service startup icon to my taskbar; but even that took some experimentation). Now here's the deal. If the email marketing had been more honest (that Synergy Pro 2 was a work in progress) I would have happily put up with the problems. Instead I feel like I've been hoodwinked by an overly pushy salesman. I never had too many problems with Synergy 1 and I saw the benefits of Synergy Pro as I wanted the extra security. But with Synergy Pro 2 it seems you're allowing the marketing folk to run the show with shallow untrue promises. I don't mind taking part in a beta program but I'm not going to pay for the privilege. Not only do I want a refund but I expect to keep my license and get a free upgrade to Synergy Pro 3 whenever that comes along - when hopefully the lunatics will no longer be running the show at the asylum formerly known as Symless HQ!
  25. 2 points
    Hi there Samuel Tønnessen. I just wanted to give you an update on your advice re Bluetooth personal area network as I had a similar issue of 2 devices at work... one 'non-work' and one 'work' device on different networks. I have followed your advice and it works !! Thank you very much indeed. I have synergy running and connected via the Bluetooth PAN and its brilliant. Actually feels a bit quicker than on my previous works wifi. Simon
  26. 1 point
    It still requires a rooted devices, Since I do not have any devices that are not rooted and I rewrite and build a custom rom for them. It is not on my todo list.
  27. 1 point
    Hi everyone, Version 2.0.9 of Synergy is now available to download Release Notes Added Raspberry Pi support Fixed issue with reconnection after sleep Fixed issue where redundant connections were being created between machines Resolved issue with Windows installer getting stuck at validation step (fixed for 2.0.8+) For details on previous releases, check out the full release notes for Synergy We encourage all users to update to the latest version of Synergy to ensure as many users as possible are getting the best experience. Not seeing something you're looking for? Vote for a feature you'd like to see in Synergy. Enjoy!
  28. 1 point
    Yep, thanks Nick! Sorry for not responding here.
  29. 1 point
    I agree, being able to launch the main GUI is a no brainer. Would also be nice to have a pop-up when a new version is available - I hardly ever run the main GUI. Pop-up notifications for connectivity events might also be useful.
  30. 1 point
    Can you share the log (or part of it) with the community ? Could be nice to have traces of the solution if support provides you with a solution we can all use when time has come.
  31. 1 point
    I've for a long time had severe mouse lag issues from Mac -> Mac. It seems I still have them on 2.09. I also previously had lag issues going Mac -> Windows, though with this release, I am seeing much better performance. Looking forward to the update that makes my Mac -> Mac setup work.
  32. 1 point
    can't install on Ubuntu 14.04 because of qt 5.5 is not installed in Ubuntu 14.04
  33. 1 point
    What I see is this is a "Synergy General Discussion" forum! It doesn't even says help forum! Even if it's a Synergy2 help forum, I'm complaining about Synergy2 and how I'm not able to use it. Why do you think I went back to v1?? And lastly, why are you being rude?
  34. 1 point
    Never-mind, i reinstalled everything on both my pi's and re-downloaded the deb, and i'm all set now must have missed something the first time
  35. 1 point
    You and I have a similar setup, but both of mine are true laptops. I can verify your findings with the win 8.1 screen not sleeping. Have you gone into your screen setting and resaved the settings? I honestly cannot remember at this moment what I did to fix my issue like that. Also, what is the phone software that you are using? And do you have any knowledge of how it works (ports, dependent services, etc.)? Even with rigorous testing there is no way to avoid potential conflict with ALL software.
  36. 1 point
    This is an issue that has been brought up by the community and there are several threads on it, some with information on how they got their issues resolved. I would encourage you to scour those and see if your issue can be rectified.
  37. 1 point
    Hi, Just for update. After update from 1.8.0 stable to 19.0 stable. Everything work normally now
  38. 1 point
    Nick I strongly suggest you get your support people over here. The community has been very good at documenting the issues.
  39. 1 point
    Actually, we always give full refunds to every unhappy customer. What gave you the impression we don’t? Please contact us for a refund: https://symless.com/contact
  40. 1 point
    This is a Synergy self-help forum. Users and volunteer Moderators try to be helpful to whoever asks. If you gave up on Synergy, why are you posting on this forum?
  41. 1 point
    I'm in the same boat with this. I recently purchased a Logitech MX Master S2 which supports Logitech Flow, in addition to this, I also use a custom keyboard which means I can't really take advantage of Flow. The nice thing about it is that by moving to the edge of the screen it changes the channel on the mouse this allows it to connect as a "local" device, providing native performance. It'd be nice to have the ability to use these two together where I can just use a keyboard shortcut to switch it over.
  42. 1 point
    in that case its relative mouse movement what you are looking for...
  43. 1 point
    Synergy 2.07 allows the use of 'scroll-lock' to keep the cursor on whatever screen you want. Hotkey mapping is planned for version 2.1 that is still expected around May. As for 'don't take foreground...' , I haven't even seen it being discussed.
  44. 1 point
    Check out the planned features for Synergy 2 in the official roadmap: https://symless.com/synergy/roadmap Vote for your favourite features: https://symless.typeform.com/to/q5y9MV
  45. 1 point
    Hi Nick Thanks for replying to this - when can we expect 2.1 to come out?
  46. 1 point
    I'm not sure what you are looking for. This is the multiscreen configuration I'm usually using, though sometimes I try something else for a little adventure. The only thing Synergy needs is for some sides to touch. My 'main' computer, the one I typing on right now, is Petersen. It is a Linux, Kubuntu 17.10 box. The server is the one adjacent to the left, Jangalang. It is a Win10 desktop set up with a lighted gaming keyboard. Above left is a laptop, Win10 while upper right is Joiner-P0C. It's an old Win 7 (32 bit). The Linux, Petersen, is a dual monitor with a larger main screen and smaller one situated off the right side. The reason I have the upper row offset right now is that I only want my larger monitor to access Joiner-PC-!. 'Way back when', to accomplish something like this we had to get into the configuration file and enter percentages to define the desired active edges. It took a lot of fiddling around for me to accomplish a 'dead zone' like I have now for my right monitor, the secondary off the Kubuntu dual screen. The function is exactly as it looks in this image. Synergy sees Petersen as having a monitor that is about 38" across, reading both monitors of the dual setup. I've even set up the upper row sorta star-like, with just the corners touching. It worked fine. Now, in version 2.07, we even have the ability to disable Synergy on any of those computers by 'enable/disable' Synergy from the new tray icon. Maybe, if you were to do a screenshot of what Synergy is showing you right now, I could better comprehend where you want to get to with a multi-screen setup.
  47. 1 point
    Even when putting the IP-Range synergy is connecting to in an full proxy-execption (https-inspection and url-filtering) the connection do not suceed. By the way, the IP-Range is NetRange: 131.253.1.0 - 131.253.1.255 CIDR: 131.253.1.0/24 NetName: MICROSOFT NetHandle: NET-131-253-1-0-1 Parent: NET131 (NET-131-0-0-0-0) NetType: Direct Assignment OriginAS: Organization: Microsoft Corp (MSFT-Z) RegDate: 2011-06-21 Updated: 2017-01-13 Ref: https://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-131-253-1-0-1 Ans this range is used for skype for business - i also had an expection in our checkpoint. so does symless compare to microsoft?
  48. 1 point
    2.1 will have this setting.
  49. 1 point
    I ran into the same problems on a new install of Debian 9 I just made - but I managed to successfully work around the problem by installing the libssl1.0.0 from Jessie on my Stretch system - It seems to work to have both libraries installed side by side. https://packages.debian.org/jessie/libssl1.0.0 I didn't notice the problem on my other machines, since I installed synergy on those before upgrading to Stretch.
  50. 1 point
    I got it by myself, so for the people who are looking for this synergy.sgc file: section: screens DESKTOP-M4F39IP: #my server name DESKTOP-OPU7AM9: #my client name end section: links DESKTOP-M4F39IP: #on the left right = DESKTOP-OPU7AM9 DESKTOP-OPU7AM9: #the middle right = DESKTOP-M4F39IP left = DESKTOP-M4F39IP DESKTOP-M4F39IP: #on the right left = DESKTOP-OPU7AM9 end