How can I add more computers to Synergy?

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Synergy can configure up to 15 computers (1 server and 14 client computers). Supporting more than 15 computers is possible only by using a manual configuration file, as it is not possible to simply add more than 15 computers to the configuration:

add computers to synergy

To add more computers using a manual configuration file, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the main Synergy window, File menu, and click on "Save configuration to a file":
add computers to synergy

In this example, we saved the file to C:\SynergyConfiguration\Synergy.sgc.

  1. Open the new Synergy.sgc file in a word document or notepad (or any text editor). The file should contain the following:

-code-section: screens
Computer1:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer2:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer3:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer4:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer5:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer6:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer7:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer8:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer9:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer10:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer11:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer12:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer13:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer14:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0

Computer15:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0
end

section: aliases
end

section: links

Computer1:
right = Computer2
down = Computer6

Computer2:
right = Computer3
left = Computer1
down = Computer7

Computer3:
right = Computer4
left = Computer2
down = Computer8

Computer4:
right = Computer5
left = Computer3
down = Computer9

Computer5:
left = Computer4
down = Computer10

Computer6:
right = Computer7
up = Computer1
down = Computer11

Computer7:
right = Computer8
left = Computer6
up = Computer2
down = Computer12

Computer8:
right = Computer9
left = Computer7
up = Computer3
down = Computer13

Computer9:
right = Computer10
left = Computer8
up = Computer4
down = Computer14

Computer10:
left = Computer9
up = Computer5
down = Computer15

Computer11:
right = Computer12
up = Computer6

Computer12:
right = Computer13
left = Computer11
up = Computer7

Computer13:
right = Computer14
left = Computer12
up = Computer8

Computer14:
right = Computer15
left = Computer13
up = Computer9

Computer15:
left = Computer14
up = Computer10
end

section: options
relativeMouseMoves = false
screenSaverSync = true
win32KeepForeground = false
disableLockToScreen = false
clipboardSharing = true
clipboardSharingSize = 3072
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0
end-/code-


  1. As you can see, there are two important sections of the config file, "screens" and "links". Let's place our new computer, "Computer16" right below "Computer11", but first we will first add it in the "screens" section. Right below the "Computer15" description and above "end" we will add:

-code-Computer16:
halfDuplexCapsLock = false
halfDuplexNumLock = false
halfDuplexScrollLock = false
xtestIsXineramaUnaware = false
switchCorners = none
switchCornerSize = 0-/code-


  1. Now, we need to add "Computer16" to the "screens" section, for that, we need to do two things: (a) Edit "Computer11" Links and (b) Add "Computer16" links.

(a) As you can see, "Computer11" links are set like this:

-code-Computer11:
right = Computer12
up = Computer6-/code-

We now need to reference that "Computer16" is down of "Computer11". We can do that by adding the link down, like this:

-code-Computer11:
right = Computer12
up = Computer6
down = Computer16-/code-

(b) Add "Computer16" links

Now that we edited "Computer11" links, we need to add "Computer16" to the links section, again, right below "Computer15" and above "end", like this:

-code-Computer16:
up = Computer11-/code-

You now just need to save your configuration file and hit "Apply" on the Synergy application, already configured to use the manual config file, and you're done.

 

add computers to synergy

This is just an example on how to add a 16th computer to the layout, but this also applies if your array is configured differently, for example, we are assuming you have rows of 5 monitors. However, let's say you have rows of 10 computers – you can accomplish this using a manual config file. You will just need to change the links section accordingly to set which screen is to the left/right/up/down position. 

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