James Hessin

Synergy 2 has severe lag compared to synergy 1

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I have used synergy 1 for a while to great effect. I rarely have a problem setting it up (occasionally I would need to restart the service or something). The mouse and keyboard work great across from my Mac to PC and vise versa.

That being said when I updated to Synergy 2 I expected a bit of a hiccup - however what I have found is that the lag that it introduces makes it impractical at best and unusable at worst. Sometimes the mouse cursor will make it halfway across the screen smoothly before freezing - but usually it will only make it a quarter of the distance before coming to a grinding halt. I'm not sure what the cause of this lag is, but it is not even close to as prevalent when using synergy 1 - which I have returned to until these bugs can be worked out of synergy 2.

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I have the same issue on one computer (windows 10 x64).  The other one (Windows 10 also) has no lag, and my osx high sierra has no lag either.

Have no clue on what is making this happen. The lagging comp is the one with the best specs but has also the most processes running. Haven't tried synergy 1 on that comp at the moment.

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I have this same issue, which I mentioned in another thread that apparently got deleted.  I can't understand why other than the fact that it didn't paint Synergy 2 in a favorable light.  I use Synergy on a daily basis for work.  I gladly purchased version 1 and 2, however I cannot use version 2 at all because of the performance issues.  My hope was that the problems would get discussed and addressed in the thread I started, but hopefully they will be here.

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Yes indeed.

This is a great product but maybe tested a little too less to be usable at the beginning of version 2.

I love the features. I tried to remove not daily used programs that could maybe use some processes (remote desktop, virtualbox, vnc). I don't have any technical skill to understand what the problems can be, can just try... it lagged much on one comp and not the other but they have same version off legit windows 10 with latest updates. 

The support just told me they have not enough people to give this kind off support and redirected me to this forum. Commercial thing, they offered me to refund my order if I wanted. I think this company has great ideas, great devs but maybe a little to less time. That said I could reuse synergy 1.8 bit decided to just plug in a keyboard and mouse for when I need it until the lag is fixed

 Have a great day/night depending on where you love and happy new year to all!

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Same for me.
To be more accurate, the lag especially happens when changing from 1 screen to another (in my case it's a Windows/MacOS).
The delay is close to 1 second which makes Synergy 2 totally broken UX-wise.

Still waiting for my refund. In the meantime, i'm using good ol' Synergy 1 which still works great.

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Also, I really don't get why the handling of Synergy2 has to go through an external service. It's efficient as a anti-hack solution, I GET IT, but what good does it do if it turns your product to total crap? (question is rhetorical).

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I just upgraded to Synergy 2 and when using it on my 2 Mac's I get severe mouse and keyboard lag when sharing them on the other Mac. 
I also don't understand how I can configure the app anymore (probably a question for a new post). I used to have it set up so I'd have to hold a key before the mouse could switch to the other Mac but I see no were to change settings. 

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45 minutes ago, Preston said:

I see no were to change settings.

That's because there isn't any configuration, not until version 2.1 which should come out in a few weeks. The new Synergy is meant to allow non-tech users to set it up more easily by making them tinker with systemd config files, terminal commands and registry keys.

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