Monday, April 25, 2011

Synergy 1.4.2 with Mac as Server and Windows 7 Client

I was setting up Synergy today so that I could control my Windows 7 laptop from my Mac. So I went out and installed the latest version of Synergy - 1.4.2 and I followed the great installation guide to get everything setup. Note that I also am using QSynergy to get the GUI on the Mac. I have my Synergy setup with my Mac as the server and Windows 7 as a client. Once I had everything set, I was able to move my mouse over to the Windows 7 machine, but the keyboard was not working. So I did some googling and came across issue #57 on the Synergy Support forums that describes this issue. According to this, it looks like the official fix for this will not be ready until version 1.4.4 of Synergy is released. However, Matthew Toso posted the 1.4.2 version of synergys with a patch applied for this issue. See note #82 in this thread. Once I installed the patched synergys on my Mac, the keyboard was working properly when I was over on my Windows 7 machine.


Sazuhn said...

Did the AltGr+key keys worked in your setup?

Paige Cook said...

I am not familiar with the AltGr+key combination. Could you explain in more detail please? However, I have not had any issues with Alt+ combinations. I have not however, found a way to make the Ctrl-Alt-Del key combination work. I am hoping that the next version of Synergy will correct this.