Controlling a PC with your Mac’s Keyboard and Mouse

This is not a post about remote desktop which allows you to control a PC remotely. This is useful if you have a Laptop and a PC sitting on your desk (with a monitor). If you are constantly changing keyboards and mice to switch between machines, you will probably find this program quite useful. This will allow you to use your mac keyboard and mouse on your laptop to control the PC on your desk. It’s like an RDP but without the screen. There are a heap of other ways to use this program but that is the way I need and use it.

I used to use osx2x for this however it had alot of issues with passing across alt tab (which is pretty critical with windows)

http://www.engadget.com/2005/08/09/how-to-share-your-keyboard-and-mouse-in-realtime-with-synergy/2

There is a newer version which can be setup with the same instructions above. However it has the same issues with MacKey-Tab and Alt-Tab as osx2x did. So I am still using the older version.

An Example conf file for two computers (WindowsPC and MacMiniG4)
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section: screens
  WindowsPC:
  MacMiniG4.local:
end
section: links
  WindowsPC:
    right = MacMiniG4.local
  MacMiniG4.local:
    left = WindowsPC
end
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I also have a shell script which I use to start the server on my mac.
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#/bin/bash
synergys -f –config /Users/youUserDirectory/bin/synergy.conf &
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This may also help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uydwhv20qnI

I found this through a list of software here.

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