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    One Keyboard two computers

    Have two computers on your desk? always use the wrong keyboard?

    Found this today Synergy means you can use one keyboard and mouse for your two computers - i have it set up so i can scroll from my dual screen windows box onto the linux box next to it!

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    I think my colleague had that running for a bit last year (maybe longer, time flies in this place!). Seemed to work really well, we used it before we got all of our remote desktop stuff working.

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    KVM anyone - i have several on several systems!!

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    My Debian AM wrote about synergy a while ago: My Boss, with a little help, starts the conversion to Linux - Source Guru

    I haven't got round to trying it though, I have a four-way KVM for my test rig

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    For anyone using Macs, the alternative (apart from a KVM of course) is Teleport.

    Teleport

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    Blimey... I found AdderView KVM's way back in 1999 and the little box is still going strong while the cheaper POS versions from linksys last maybe 9 months before carking and being circular filed.

    Absolute $deity send though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    KVM anyone - i have several on several systems!!
    its better then a kvm - you don't need to constantly press buttons just move the mouse onto the left screen as if you would using a dual screen

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    But i have *nix and command line boxes (ESX) etc that it wont work on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    its better then a kvm - you don't need to constantly press buttons just move the mouse onto the left screen as if you would using a dual screen
    i dont on my kvm i just double tap ctrl (left or right ctrl depending which way i want to scroll through the 4 pcs)

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    A KVM and this software are for slightly different things. I use synergy when developing or controlling two different pcs each with their own dedicated monitor, A kvm is more for usage when you are sharing the monitor as well but you can use it in the way described above. I find it great for controlling two different systems with the one mouse and sometimes use it if needing to seamlessly move from a linux box to a windows one with the same mouse and keyboard.

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    I have just discovered Synery. Wow.

    I always have my laptop sitting on my desk next to my, and now if I need to use it I dont even need to move

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    I use Input Director and it seems to work well: Input Director - Software KVM to Control Multiple Computers

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    Yh i have to day synergy makes life so much easier as ive got a Linux box add Also a .win 7 box on my desk so 1 keyboard/mouse is great

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