DaveB

Initial feedback beta4

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Following installation of Beta4, here is some initial feedback (which may have been covered in other posts. I read as many as I had time for, but 13 pages of feedback is a lot)!

Running on MacBookPro and MacPro, both running El Capitan 10.11.6

Positives

  • Initial install was straight forward but without any guidelines or instructions, it took some intuition and previous experience of Synergy to find my way around
  • Drag and drop functionality of screens in app was relatively easy to figure out, although some on screen instructions would have saved confusion (and avoid confusion for future new users)
  • Copy and paste between machines works as before

 

Improvement Requests

  • App icon no longer appears in Mac menu bar.  Which makes it complex to start, stop or quit the app or to find settings (which I can still not fine (see below)).
  • There does not appear to be a UI to allow for customization and configuration of options
  • For example: It is unclear how to define which is the “server” and which is the secondary computer
  • Request that upgrade process (to Beta version as well as new releases) is more straightforward and within the application, rather than having to download new version from website each time, remove old version manually and configure new install.
  • Drag and drop of files does not work

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At least you had mouse functionality - and you have copy/paste between machines working.  I get green boxes for both machines on both machines and that's where it stops - no other functionality at all and no way to even try and troubleshoot or configure anything. :(

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6 minutes ago, HiltonT said:

At least you had mouse functionality - and you have copy/paste between machines working.  I get green boxes for both machines on both machines and that's where it stops - no other functionality at all and no way to even try and troubleshoot or configure anything. :(

I agree, I seem to have had a slightly better experience than many.  I did have to kill previous versions of Synergy and then restart both machines and then start Synergy beta manually and then drag and drop the two screens to the correct order.  But once I did that, I did get mouse function and cc and paste

 

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5 hours ago, HiltonT said:

At least you had mouse functionality - and you have copy/paste between machines working.  I get green boxes for both machines on both machines and that's where it stops - no other functionality at all and no way to even try and troubleshoot or configure anything. :(

Same here (Windows 10 Pro and Home) i.e. green boxes.  I am resigned to waiting for the next Beta. Can't see the point of posting a log(s). I have read most.

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On 19/09/2017 at 7:13 PM, DaveB said:
  • App icon no longer appears in Mac menu bar.  Which makes it complex to start, stop or quit the app or to find settings (which I can still not fine (see below)).
  • There does not appear to be a UI to allow for customization and configuration of options

We plan on adding these ready for November.

On 19/09/2017 at 7:13 PM, DaveB said:
  • Request that upgrade process (to Beta version as well as new releases) is more straightforward and within the application, rather than having to download new version from website each time, remove old version manually and configure new install.
  • Drag and drop of files does not work

This should also be done for November, though some of the drag and drop bugs have been pushed back to Synergy 2.1.

On 19/09/2017 at 7:13 PM, DaveB said:
  • For example: It is unclear how to define which is the “server” and which is the secondary computer
 

This should be automatic, but it's a little buggy right now. We're going to fix the automatic detection first, before adding a manual mode.

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