Sometimes you stumble upon software that just works, does exactly what it should, and does it well. One such fine example is Synergy.
The promise is:
Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).
I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now on Windows systems, and it does exactly what it should. Copy & paste works like charm, too! My congratulations to Chris Schoeneman and the team for such a useful tool!
I have found one smaill issue until now, sometimes Ctrl/Alt seems to stick, but pressing them a few times eliminates the problem.
One thing that I would *love* to see in it: sound sharing. It would be wonderful if one could channel the audio of all the machines to a dedicated one and then have a soft mixer there and hear the combined audio on the speaker/earpiece connected to that machine. Right now I’m swapping headphones if I want to hear the proper machine, but it is as confusing and frustrating as changing keyboards and mice (using loudspeakers is not always an option). I know this is a technically more challenging issue (much bigger bandwidth, latency, capturing the audio out, mixing the incoming streams, cpu load, etc.) but would be a marvel :-)