Share mouse, keyboard and clipboard over the network
  20 reviews

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 display.

Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop together and, if screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all.

Synergy binaries are available as paid downloads at or may be built from source found at
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cranky 4 years ago

Synergy is the first application I install for any new or fresh computer I put into use. I can't live without it.

Blackadder 7 years ago

Super useful. (btw, you have to drag the monitor picture in the upper right corner if you only see one monitor in the table.)

Delfofthebla 8 years ago

Synergy isn't perfect, but it gets the job done well enough. It's a must have for multi computer users!

digitalextremist 9 years ago

Been using Synergy since its easly days. Consistently growing and evolving. Extremely powerful tool.

liber8ted 10 years ago

Works fine between Linux systems. incompatibility error between Linux server and Win 7 64 bit client.

samzorn 10 years ago

läuft super unter win8 win7 linuxmint 16

Vector-full 10 years ago

Práctico, muy útil

joz13 10 years ago

*Sorry* Correction! You can throw you're KVM switch overboard. Synergy lives up to it's name, it's easy to configure and with the ´recent´ implementation of encryption for the tcp protocol stack pretty secure.

leechau 11 years ago

shared clipboard is really usefull on mint xfce

alfredradu 11 years ago

I really like this program. I share my mouse and keyboard among my linuxmint and xp computers. Thank you.

Velkro 11 years ago

I've been using Synergy for almost two years now. The ability to share a mouse and keyboard across multiple machines is very helpful. I share my mouse and keyboard among three machines: two Linux Mint PCs and a Windows PC. Works like a charm!

zimmerru 11 years ago

I love this program! I just wish the windows version was as easy to setup and use.

drakemata 11 years ago

I love this program and have been using it for years. On Mint 13 (Cinnamon) I had to write a script to run at login to connect to my server. No big deal, been bash scripting for a while...easy day. Now the problem that I am seeing is that I lose my connection when my Mint machine goes idle/sleep/lock screen. Just need to have the same script executed when waking and should resolve this issue also.

Ryukain 12 years ago

This concept is brilliant and flawless, personally I would improve the guide but the functionailty is sooo great.

Houseplant 12 years ago

I am unable to launch Synergy on Mint 13. I can't even get it to show up in Accessories.

Socialism 12 years ago

Doesn't seem to show up in Linux Mint 12

newpaul 12 years ago

Right now, it seems to have problems with either Gnome 3 or Mint 12 or both. Unable to launch or even show up in Accessories here, in two machines. Similar reports online [to be updated]

thorneo 12 years ago

I like this program a lot makes using 2 or more computers with 1 keyboard and 1 mouse/trackball/touchpad a dream to use. I have been using this program sense my window 98 se days and now with my windows xp and ubuntu systems. I use it with my newly installed Mint 11 system to.. But I would like to see the mint team add Qsynergy to the package listing that program makes it even easyer to setup synergy....

MrCookies 12 years ago

I absolutely LOVE this application. I've been running it for about a year now on Windows 7, Linux Mint and OS X 10.6.x AMAZING MUST HAVE!

retrobeast 12 years ago

I cannot execute the icon to bring up Synergy