June 2008 Blog Posts
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:14 AM | Comments

I recently noticed a colleague of mine using a hardware KVM to share his desktop keyboard and mouse with his laptop. He had a standard hardware KVM with basic PS/2 inputs and could toggle between the PCs by pressing Scroll Lock twice. Pretty typical setup for many people who have multiple PCs, and it wasn't more than a few years ago that I was doing that same. Enter Synergy. Synergy is actually lot more than a basic KVM. It makes multiple computers behave exactly as though they were a single PC with dual-monitors. You simply move your mouse to the edge of one monitor and it instantly jumps to the next one -- even though they are entirely different computers. Synergy also lets you share your clipboard between all connected PCs, and it can even sync screensavers so they all start and stop together. But probably...