goshnmedia

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Any chance that the windows system can be made portable. I have been using synergy at work for years and then they tightened down security where no user can install/uninstall without having elevated rights. That being said, I'd rather not be on anyone's radar so a portable solutions would be great for windows.

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Portable version for linux based systems would be also great. Me and some colleagues want to use Synergy on an Ubuntu based PXE-Boot system without root permissions. Therefore a non-install version would be great.

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9 minutes ago, henneu said:

Portable version for linux based systems would be also great. Me and some colleagues want to use Synergy on an Ubuntu based PXE-Boot system without root permissions. Therefore a non-install version would be great.

nonroot users cant add a service, but I guess once you are logged in it would still be usefull.

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Same for Windows. The current service-based architecture isn't a good match for being made portable. However, early betas weren't serviced-based and so an alternate build is feasible but would require a lot more work.

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the main synergy part is just a single application started by the service. if you wanted to you could just have synergy run inside the command line without any service.

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For now I go with the command line solution. 
Correct me if I am wrong but I feel like there are a lot of interesting features missing using Synregy 2 this way. 

22 hours ago, jaap aarts said:

nonroot users cant add a service, but I guess once you are logged in it would still be usefull.

Wouldn't it be possible to start the service as a normal userspace process at least when starting the synergy-config tool on nonroot user accounts?

I'm a computer scientist myself and I tried to workaround that issue by myself but hard coded pathes to system pathes are breaking my neck on the prebuild packages. 

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On 11/8/2017 at 10:19 AM, goshnmedia said:

Any chance that the windows system can be made portable. I have been using synergy at work for years and then they tightened down security where no user can install/uninstall without having elevated rights. That being said, I'd rather not be on anyone's radar so a portable solutions would be great for windows.

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