Starting Synergy on Boot/Login for MacOS Sierra 10.12

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Hey everyone,

I'm using my Windows machine as a server and my Mac as a client, I want to start Synergy at login for the Mac so I no longer have to use a separate keyboard and mouse only for logging into the Mac before using my Windows keyboard and mouse.

Please advise if you know how to get Synergy running at login/bootup for macOS Sierra 10.12

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Hi there,

You might want to try the following:

Add or remove automatic items

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups.

  2. Select your user account, then click Login Items at the top of the window.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Add a login item: Click the Add button IL_AddListItem_osx.png below the list of items, select a document, folder, app, server, or other item, then click Add.

    • Remove a login item: Select the name of the item you want to prevent from opening automatically, then click the Remove button IL_DeleteListItem_osx.png below the list.

    • Hide a login item: If you don’t want an item’s windows to be visible after login, select the Hide checkbox next to the item.

      Note: Hide does not apply to servers, which always appear in the Finder after login.

Temporarily prevent items from opening automatically when you log in

  • If you see the login window, press the Shift key while you click the Log In button, then release the Shift key when you see the Dock.

  • If you don’t see the login window, restart your Mac, hold down the Shift key when you see the progress bar in the startup window, then release the Shift key after the desktop appears.


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@Augusto Santa Cruz Your instructions worked for me! Additionally, I set "Hide on startup" in Synergy client's preferences, so that it initially only shows up in the toolbar.

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