Kenneth Pilcher

Photoshop Click Drag and Shift clicks stop working

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When using photoshop, sometimes synergy will cause things to start acting strange WITHIN the photoshop program. Things like not being able to click and drag the document window, or shift click to select multiple layers, to click and drag out a select box (marquee tool). I am not the only one to have this issue, I found this: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop ... _photoshop these people found the issue to go away when synergy was stopped.

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I am having the same issues, its not just Photoshop it is ALL Adobe products including Reader and Illustrator.

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I too am experiencing this. Very inconvenient because the reason I'm using a Windows PC alongside my main Linux box is Photoshop.

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Same problem across multiple Windows 7/10 machines. Left click and drag stops working entirely, which makes Photoshop useless as you can't select, use any tools, or move any layers. For me it is not a sometimes issue. It doesn't work at all even after restarting the machine. I can restart the Synergy service after opening Photoshop and it will work for a couple of minutes only. Also, it doesn't matter if Synergy is actually being used or running. I was experiencing this on a machine that I previously used Synergy on and is now standalone. Synergy was not running, but the service was still starting up. This behavior seems to exist as long as the Synergy service is running. Are there any plans to fix this? I've tried the beta and issue exists there too. [b]EDIT:[/b] After playing around a bit more on Windows 7, it seems to be related to the "Elevate mode" option under settings. Photoshop seems to work fine while this option is disabled and service is still running.

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Just want to chime in that I have been having this issue as well. I would consider this a major bug, as both Photoshop and Synergy are essential to my workflow. I have Windows 10 on all 3 machines that are connected with Synergy.

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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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