Monday, October 08, 2007

Using the same mouse and keyboard for different computers

If you use several different computers at your desk and you're tired of having to change mouses and keyboards every time you need to operate a different computer, then check out this application: Synergy.

From the authors:

"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 monitor(s). 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."
The software is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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