Nick Sutton

Adobe conflict

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Just as an FYI to anyone out there as I've spent a day troubleshooting this problem. If you use Adobe products such as Illustrator or Photoshop and you experience a problem where you can't drag draw a rectangle, or hold space to get the hand tool, it could be the Synergy service. After restarting the service, all my Adobe problems went away.

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Unfortunately, some apps, like Adobe and MS Office, prevent Synergy from properly communicating mouse moves, which breaks text select. Most users are able to get around this by enabling Relative mouse moves on the server, and switching to Elevate mode on the (Windows) client. To make this change, follow the instructions below: Open Synergy on the server Click on the button labeled "Configure server..." Click on the tab "Advanced server settings" On the right hand side, check the box labeled "Use relative mouse moves" Click "OK" Click "Apply" or "Start" Open Synergy on the (Windows) client Go to Edit > Settings > Elevate Mode Click "Apply" Also on the client, press the Scroll Lock key on the keyboard. This should prevent your mouse from leaving the screen. Press it again to be able to switch back to the server. Some users report that they find a sequence of keys to restore drag-select. This ranges from as simple as just pressing the Windows key to combining modifier keys, plus tab and escape. I haven't found any that work consistently, however. Some users just stop Synergy when they need to work in these apps. If this is the case for you, just let me know and I can refund your payment. This is being tracked here: https://github.com/symless/synergy/issues/2695 https://github.com/symless/synergy/issues/3044 https://github.com/symless/synergy/issues/4508

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