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  1. Nick Bolton

    Nick Bolton

    Synergy Team


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  2. Kelvin Tran

    Kelvin Tran

    Volunteer Moderators


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    GranPaSmurf

    Volunteer Moderators


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  4. Paul Suarez

    Paul Suarez

    Synergy User


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  1. 17 points
    It'd be really handy to see what's been updated between 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.0.2
  2. 14 points
    This has now moved to: Release Notes for Synergy 2
  3. 11 points
    I want to open this by stating that I have no interest in pursuing legal action, and I would hope that you all feel the same. Symless has offered refunds and I'm sure they are just as upset with our dissatisfaction as we are ourselves. They have shown over time that they have nothing but good intentions. I'm including this preface because the tone of what's written below may suggest otherwise, and other users have used the word "fraud". I do not feel like Symless owes me anything other than an acknowledgement of the situation, and a public apology for the customers who feel like they have been slighted by this release. I look forward to the release of 2.1, and I plan on switching to it once available. I've been using Synergy for a long time, and the company has shown great faith with their continued support and development; although I am unhappy with this release, I ultimately am a happy customer. On to the substance: Synergy 2.0 is not feature-complete, nor is it stable. They did not market 2.0 as being feature complete, and I see now that I purchased my upgrade to Synergy 2 AFTER they had listed the upcoming features for 2.1 (source), so I only have myself to blame for purchasing the upgrade and expecting some of the features which are listed at that link. However, 2.0 was marketed as being stable, and we all see that it is anything but stable on Unix-like systems, to the point where it is almost unusable. If you need to spend 5 minutes fiddling every time you switch clients/servers, you are losing some of the productivity gained by using Synergy. It seems as if 2.0 was released as stable in an attempt to bring in revenue to keep Symless running. I have no source to warrant such a claim, so please do not believe that this is the case until we have received a response from the team. If this is the case, I would have strongly preferred transparency on this matter. Perhaps they should have continued the early access project and continued selling access to that, rather than selling the current 2.0 as stable. Others have noted that they feel as if fraud had been committed, because they were under the impression that this was a stable release. Of course, not all bugs can be found without releasing it to a larger userbase, so some bugs on a stable release are acceptable and expected. However, it seems that Symless released 2.0 knowing that a subset of beta testers believed this to not be ready for release. This can be seen by looking at the first few pages of the early access forum and it is even confirmed by the team in their message to the beta testers upon 2.0's release: It seems clear from this quote that they intend on widening their audience by prioritizing user-friendly features (which I think is a great idea for the company itself and for improvement of the product). If that is the case, then releasing 2.0 with that feature-set is understandable, as it targets the majority of their intended audience. I just wish I knew this information prior to upgrading my license. I felt very slighted when I found the above quote after realizing my dissatisfaction with the product I had purchased. This quote should have been included in all of the promotional emails for the release. I don't want a refund; I fully intend on using 2.1 upon release, and I would like my upgrade purchase to contribute toward bringing that release to realization. All I want is for Symless to acknowledge this situation on their site and in the forums. They owe such transparency to the current and potential customers. Nick and Co: I hope I am not being too disrespectful with this post; my intention with this is to bring light to the situation and get everyone on the same page. The self-support forum is filled with threads which could have been answered by the above information, and I think an official post on the situation would resolve much of the dissatisfaction.
  4. 10 points
    If you are posting about any of the following issues/concerns, please note that the response you will most likely get from the community is that these features are coming in Synergy 2.1. Without further ado... - Less reliant online mode - "Tinker-y" Settings panel - Removing and renaming a computer on the grid - A more polished uninstallation script - One-click updating process - Making the window size and elements dynamically adjustable - Tray icon for quick access to settings - Offline mode (YES!) - Better UI icons and labels - Better OS support (older versions of OS X (now named macOS), etc.) - More reliable cloud - Minor glitches and crashes (ex. with Chrome crashing on activation and Firefox not working in some instances) _________________________________________________________________________________________ The following changes will be exclusive to Synergy 2 Pro users. - Drag and drop file support - Copy and paste file support (ex. Ctrl + C a Word document and Ctrl + V on the other system) Note for this that you CAN copy and paste text and images on your clipboard. Just not entire files. - Synchronization of locked status and lock screens - Wake-on-LAN (magic packet, wake one system to wake all) - Screensaver Sync (similar to Lock Screen Sync) - Audio Sharing (share audio output between speakers of all systems) - Different computer profiles (ex. one profile for surrounding systems at work and another for the home) - Wrap around edges of computer layout - Key swapping - ex. mapping Ctrl to Cmd, etc. And as an added bonus, note that developer support (something similar to an API) will be added in Synergy 2.2 or 2.3! If what you want isn't on this list, go ahead and post it in the "Feature Ideas" forum and a Synergy team member will review your suggestion. EDIT: 2 things to note. | 1.) Please note that some of these feature suggestions have already been added in whole or in part to dot releases of Synergy 2! | 2.) Please note that as Synergy 2 is put back into beta, you will see a lot more of these features be added in a stable form before it is put back into deployment as the stable branch of Synergy.
  5. 10 points
    Let me start with this: I've been using Synergy since day 1. Hell, I've been using it since before you developed it, as I'd developed my own almost 15 years ago and had been using it until Synergy was released. There have always been issues, but by and large, the convenience afforded by Synergy still outweighed the bugs. I've been using it since about a week after it's initial public release. That said, I feel like you guys are approaching the release of 2.x in... not a fantastic way... Synergy 1.x had it's issues and required configuration that scared off many users, but at the same time, it WORKED for those of us who used it. I dig the zero-conf in principle, but if it doesn't work, I'd much rather be stuck spending the 30 seconds to configure manually, than waiting months or years for someone to fix zero-conf. My development team (all horrible screen watchers) recently noticed, over my shoulder, that I was controlling multiple machines with one set of inputs, and sorta lost their collective minds (they're not Linux trolls... yet... so they're always blown away by the productivity enabled by Linux), so I purchased licenses for everyone. Of course 2.x worked so infrequently that they all quit using it, and now we're being told that we're in the minority (that's 25 workstations, completely homogeneous, nothing in common with each other) and that these small, but otherwise showstopping bugs won't be solved for 6-9 months? For what we paid for 2.x, I fully expect it to be at least useably stable, and/or expect that fixes be closer than nearly a year out. Same issues as everyone has been reporting. * Both Windows and Linux services seem to randomly stop working. Can see on my primary host that it simply stops sending packets to clients, or that clients simply stop responding. * Primary sharing machine hops around seemingly at random. The only time I ever touch my secondary clients is to restart Synergy. * No configuration options, no indication of what's going on in the background. Something else that hasn't really been well addressed: 1. Where is the documentation and changelogs? 2. How is 2.x communicating? 3. What is the host determination strategy? 4. What ports does it even require? Think about this from the I.T. Managers perspective. We have an application with no documentation which communicates over encrypted channels between (and unknown number of) clients. We have no idea how any of it works, but we know that it talks to the Internet, it does everything in the dark, and it randomly (every 10 minutes) stops working. No proper IT guy in his/her right mind would allow this on their clients machines, and if you think about your target demographic for a moment, you'll realise that of course there's a large chunk of it who reside in software development/high tech. Precisely where the IT folk are concerned about security. I strongly suspect that we're being told 6-9 months delivery for bug fixes because you're working on something else, but excuse my wording here, but that's bullshit. For what you're charging for 2.x these days, it is absolutely reasonable for us to expect the software to work, and to have documentation, in less than nearly a year. This whole thing feels like a $50/seat public beta for what is ultimately very nearly vaporware. Actually, "very nearly" is inaccurate as 100% of the features we've paid for, are still "coming soon", and even the basic functionality isn't working reliably yet. P.S. Tried to use contact form, but as many others have pointed out, it usually doesn't work. Didn't work for me. P.P.S. *sigh*. I just noticed that you have to approve all forum submissions.
  6. 9 points
    Why do you guys insist on making everything automatic when that's clearly a point of frustration for so many of us? I was eagerly waiting for this update since I bought Synergy 2 last December, only to realize that proxy authentication and configuration is not supported (something which I think you should mention somewhere in your page, seeing as how a lot of people rely on proxy functionality, instead of baiting unsuspecting buyers). When I contacted support about this they said the proxy support was going to be released in a few days, and they asked me if I could wait a bit instead of getting a refund. I took their advice since I genuinely thought the feature was coming. It's been more than 4 months and of course I can't get a refund now, for something which I literally haven't had a chance to even try out. Now I see that proxy support is finally released (at least for Windows).... but what is my surprise when I get the following error: [ Config ] [2018-04-26T15:08:46] debug: connected to background service [ Config ] [2018-04-26T15:08:46] debug: saying hello to background service [ Config ] [2018-04-26T15:08:48] warning: version check disabled, skipping [ Config ] [2018-04-26T15:08:48] error: Reply status code: 0 [ Config ] [2018-04-26T15:08:48] error: failed to check update: reply has error: Proxy requires authentication <<<<<---------------------------- [ Config ] [2018-04-26T15:08:48] error: Reply status code: 0 [ Config ] [2018-04-26T15:08:51] error: Reply status code: 0 And I can't even touch the configuration because you insist on making everything automatic! (even if said automation doesn't work whatsoever). More and more it starts to look as if I just threw 40 dollars down the drain. I've been trying really hard to support you and be patient as I have a few friends that recommended you and I believe that as developers we should be more supportive of each other, as opposed to some big company. But this is getting ridiculous. Why is it that you keep on insisting on crippling your power users and prevent them from actually taking advantage of your really cool (apparently) software you created? Is there any meaningful timeline that I can expect so that I can finally enjoy my purchase? or will this be one of those features that will never get implemented and I'll be left here hanging with my useless purchase? Do you guys actually care about this or not? Because so far it seems as if this is a really low priority item since you keep coming with excuses and non-working solutions instead of actually addressing the issue we care most about: being able to configure the proxy settings, which shouldn't be something terribly difficult if you just stopped trying to make everything so "seamless" and instead focus on actually making it work and THEN making it seamless. As a last hail mary... is there a way I could still get a refund for this? I'm really frustrated by now and would like to put this behind. Ideally by being able to use my Synergy 2 Pro, but if not, then at least getting my money back so I can go buy something that does work. Thanks
  7. 8 points
    Dear beta testers, Thanks to everyone who helped us beta test Synergy 2.0. We really appreciate it, and as a thank you, I've decided to give you each 5 extra copies of Synergy 2 Pro (worth $245) for your friends who aren't yet using Synergy. Please email [email protected] before Monday 13th to claim. Anyway, the big news: We have decided that now is the time to release Synergy 2 to the public. There are still some minor bugs that we're working on right now, but according to the majority of users, Synergy 2.0 is working great! Download Synergy 2 (public GA release) There is, of course, a minority of users who believe that Synergy 2.0 is not finished. If you are part of this minority, then you need to wait for Synergy 2.1. For 2.1, we're planning to add a settings screen, offline activation, advanced settings, less reliance on the cloud, and various other features to cover edge-cases. So, in other words, 2.0 is for the vast majority who want an easy configuration experience, and 2.1 will be for the minority of users who want to get under the hood and tweak settings. Early access is now paused (this forum is read-only) until we release the first beta version for 2.1 (in around January 2018). From now on, if you need help with Synergy 2, you'll need to email [email protected] or post a new thread in Synergy 2 self-support. Again, thank you so much for testing, you guys have been amazing! Thanks, Nick
  8. 7 points
    This is a listing of hotkeys known to function in Synergy 2 beta 4 and will be updated at such a time that it changes. Tested currently on a Win 8.1 PC (I only have PC keyboards, perhaps someone with a Mac keyboard can confirm) Make current hardware used the server: F12, Alt+F12, Ctrl+F12, Ctrl+Shift+F12 Lock to current screen: Scroll Lock Show logs: ~ (tilde), Alt+Tilde, Ctrl+Tilde (may need to make use of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde#Keyboards for international keyboards) That seems to be it, tested every key combination one would consider a usable hotkey. -Onoitsu2
  9. 7 points
    The lack of being able to tweak settings or even get into any semblance of a settings page/window like version 1 had does seem to be a step backwards. I was a happy user of Synergy 1 Pro which allowed me to tweak certain settings and configuration knobs but since version 2 it seems like you have decide that Pro is no longer an option and are treating all your users as simpletons. Who is it great for that everything is managed be the "Synergy Cloud"? Certainly not the end user since we have no access to said cloud.
  10. 7 points
    One other thing I forgot to mention. A big sell for 2.x was it's ability to figure itself out over complex networks. Guess what the administrators of complex networks don't want. Rogue applications sending probes all over the place and/or sending streaming data over a 4G connected VPN when a perfectly good ethernet is connected. I haven't been able to determine 2.x's routing strategy yet, but I've found that it consistently chooses precisely the least optimal route. IE: Every single time I connect my machines (at home) to my VPN to my clients office, both machines seem to immediately communicate with each other over the VPN at least 50% of the time. They are physically no more than 5 feet of ethernet cable away from each other, and the default route for both machines is via the local gateway (which shouldn't matter as they are on the same physical switch anyway). Despite this, 2.x will, in the middle of a session, start streaming itself through the VPN, which of course introduces an additional 200ms latency and it becomes unusable. The only way I've found to prevent this, is to use DPI to find Synergy traffic and block it before it can "discover" VPN connected hosts. This solution also solves the problem where my mobile laptop which of course comes with me to the office, comes home but now every single machine in the office now wants to be a part of my Synergy group, so I'll be mousing around here at home, and then all of a sudden I completely lose my mouse, and lose my mind for about 10 minutes until my receptionist at the office phones me to report Russians are on one of my machines at the office, because she can see my cursor flying around, 1000 miles away. Seriously guys. Zero-Conf is only good in principle, if it works absolutely flawlessly. Give us both documentation and at least basic control over what constitutes a "location".
  11. 7 points
    Are these hotkeys surfaced in documentation anywhere for Synergy 2? It seems that if you don't just know this stuff from prior versions already (I'm new to Synergy) this information is completely buried. At a glance it looks like Synergy 2 wasn't ready to leave beta testing.
  12. 7 points
    Enterpise Architect - I cannot use or r4ecommend a product like this if it is dependent on the availbility of "Cloud Services". Clouds are not 100% reliable - anybody who thinks so is fooling themselves. An organisation cannot suddenly have its keyboards disabled because a cloud service isn't working correctly. Without the documentation indicating how this service works how can it be trusted. Does it only require the clouf service during the initial configuration? Does it require the cloud service to eb=nable connections? Does require the cloudservice to be actively running all the time, and without it it doesn't work? There is no documentation so no answers to these questions. Also there is a question of trust. If the software is connecting to a cloud service how can i feel comfortable that all my key strokes are not being passed back to the cloud. While it was encrypted peer to peer only and encrypted this is not an issue, but if I have to allow a cloud service connection to get the software to work then this is a potential security hole.
  13. 7 points
    Just going to note something here (and hope my Synergy overlords pin it). I've seen it around the forum a lot, and I'd like to point this out and end it, since the question has been asked repeatedly and had to be answered by I or another community member, wasting time that could have been used to team-troubleshoot someone's actual issue/glitch. No, Synergy 2 is not free. You may grab it by clicking this link It is $19 at the time of posting (9/25/2017). This is BETA software. Many users call it an alpha, but whatever you decide to coin it, that's what it is marketed as. Synergy 2 is in its early development stages, and may be unstable, as mentioned by the Synergy team on numerous occasions multiple times. If you feel that you have made a buying mistake in purchasing Synergy 1 or 2, contact [email protected] for a refund (as mentioned by @Nick Bolton on occasion) and move on. Synergy 2 will be released in November of 2017, hopefully with the major bugs and such ironed out. To recap, Synergy 2 is NOT free and is paid software, for the early access. Please note that the final license (Pro) is entitled to you for buying early access (a $49 value). Additionally, Synergy 2 is NOT bundled with Synergy 1. If you have licensed access to v.1, it is not guaranteed that you have access to v.2. Synergy 2 is an entirely separate project from the stable branches of Synergy (v1) and as such, you must purchase it separately. I just felt I had to answer a question asked repeatedly and has only been answered separately. For other general questions, check the other pinned posts to see if your question has been answered and if not, post your own topic asking the question. Happy productivity!
  14. 6 points
    Hello, I was just wondering if y'all have any plans to add Android compatibility to Synergy? I have an android tablet, and also now with the introduction of Samsung DeX would like to use that with my phone as well. If you created an Android app and charged for the app individually, I'm sure you'd get a lot of hits.
  15. 6 points
    I am a huge fan of this product. I bought into the 2.0 when it was first available and was a little disheartened when a paid product was reverted to "beta". I understood and didn't ask for a refund. That being said, I really have hoped for way more communication on the beta progress or some sort of beta upgrades etc. Are there any communications on this product that can be shared? Is there a release roadmap etc? signed Loyal but frustrated
  16. 6 points
    The current Synergy 1.9 package for Ubuntu (synergy_1.9.1.stable~b327+2a0225c1_amd64.deb) unfortunately depends on libcurl3. Many other packages in Ubuntu (the most important of which, to me at least, are the curl binary itself and cmake) depend on libcurl4. libcurl4 conflicts with libcurl3 and cannot be installed simultaneously, which means I have to uninstall synergy and libcurl3. I'm pretty sure other developers will encounter the same problem. Can we get a re-spin of the package that depends on libcurl4 instead of libcurl3?
  17. 6 points
    I don't know if this falls under the coming features ("Tinker-y" Settings panel) or (Making the window size and elements dynamically adjustable) but I'd really like to see better position control for multi-monitor setups. I have two adjacent monitors to my main screen, but my right one is in portrait mode. So it is taller than the other two. My second computer screen is above my 1st computer's primary display. But I can't drag my mouse directly to it. I have to go to the taller screen to the right since it has the highest point of my setup. However, I'm able to move my cursor down to my main display like normal. This was confirmed when I leveled the right portrait screen with my main screen in Window's Display Settings, and I was able to move the cursor back and forth like normal. I'd like to see an interface like windows display settings, but for synergy where the screens just like like an extra monitor and can be moved around.
  18. 6 points
    How do I know you are not recording or sending any information outside of my network? Also why is this auto configuring, I should have access to the configuration and advanced settings such as not using a cloud service.
  19. 6 points
  20. 6 points
    I would be ashamed as a software engineer to call this "stable" I had this issue on two of my windows 10 computers and managed to get it to work. tested it and got it working by only doing a few things 1. Close the Synergy window 2. Stop the background Synergy service (do this from services.msc) 3. In regedit go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and delete the \Symless\Synergy key and all subkeys. 4. restart the synergy background service. 5. open the client, it will have a button to click to log into synergy, it will give you an error that it cannot connect. wait a moment and click again. second time its clicked it will likely open a browser window to log into synergy. after you log in the client will likely start to work.. this may be a login issue with the craptacular cloud service. i noticed after the successful login and the client working correctly a file called "synergy-user.cfg" appeared in the %programdata%\Symless\Synergy directory. Someone else feel free to try this and see if it works for you as well.
  21. 6 points
    Had exactly the same problem on all clients, so I did powercfg /REQUESTSOVERRIDE process synergy-core.exe display system from elevated command prompt on every client machine and it took care of it.
  22. 6 points
    Signed into the forums to second this. I don't mean to be rude, but I will withdraw my support for Synergy if it requires cloud connectivity. There is absolutely no reason the application should fail without an internet connection. I need a KVM solution, not a self-aware settings-in-the-cloud-storing ostentatious replacement.
  23. 6 points
    Synergy 2: How to uninstall and reinstall
  24. 6 points
    Why not write and ask before flaming? I think if you ASK you might find that the license conversions are quite fair.
  25. 6 points
    Solved/Success: What I did ... 1. Completely remove Synergy from Ubuntu 16.04 using Ubuntu software (you may have to reboot if you have not done so since install to populate Ubuntu software) 2. Go to Files and search for Synergy (Activate hidden files with Ctrl-h) 3. Delete anything Synergy related (besides .deb file downloaded) and empty trash 4. Reboot system (precautionary) 5. open terminal in directory of .deb file 6. install manually with: sudo dpkg -i synergy-v1.8.8-stable-25a8cb2-Linux-x86_64.deb 7. I had an error on the first try that said: Package libavahi-compat-libdnssd1 is not installed. 7a. If you have this error type: sudo apt-get install libavahi-compat-libdnssd1 7b. repeat step 6 8. You should now be able to start synergy from dash, and activate it by entering key Issue: it seems that if you attempt to install Synergy from Nautilus or your web browser that after you click install the first time for version 1.8xxxx that Ubuntu switches to installing version 1.6xxx. Manually installing as above ensures that the correct version is installed on Ubuntu 16.04. Synergy: you are welcome to reimburse me with an additional software key for my trouble at my listed email address for the troubleshooting
  26. 5 points
    Logged into my account on a Chromebook and see a ChromeOS download link. Does anyone have this working? If so, what needs to be done? Thanks. Erwin
  27. 5 points
    I think the "failed to create quartz event tap" is linked to privacy permissioning issues. I had this (both machines running Mac OSX Mojave) and fixed by going to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy and unchecking and then rechecking the box allowing Synergy to control the computer. The second I did that the connection worked and Synergy is now ticking along nicely. Good luck!
  28. 5 points
    I gave up for the past 6 weeks after having lots of issues with the betas. Glad to see 2.0 "stable" is out and nothing is fixed. "There was a problem connecting to the auto-config service" "websocket handshake response 400: Bad Request" Also, why in the world would they use a self-signed SSL cert for a commercial product? You're saving literally dozens of dollars here. You didn't even get the name correct on your self-signed cert. https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html#hostname=pubsub1.cloud.symless.com I've been a software developer for 20+ years. This product "release" is an embarrassment. The architecture is clearly flawed, especially the dependency on the cloud. If anyone who worked for me ever did this quality of work, they'd be fired. If anyone who worked for me even came to me with the idea that, "hey, let's not have any local configuration options at all, it'll be great, we'll keep it all in the cloud", they'd be fired.
  29. 5 points
    The best way to use synergy with gaming is to lock the keyboard and mouse to the gaming machine by pressing the scroll lock key while the cursor is on the gaming machine. You can then unlock it when you want to move to the streaming machine again by pressing scroll lock. This will solve your problem with Fortnite. In COD you will probably have to put the game in a menu of some sort to release the cursor and move to the streaming machine. In both of these scenarios the game will probably minimize but synergy can't help with that. Most full screen games minimize when they loose focus. Stuart
  30. 5 points
    God this is frustrating! Please release a working product or don't release anything!
  31. 5 points
    We're working on this for 2.1, should be pretty trivial since it's already a feature in the core.
  32. 5 points
    Working on a windows version Here's a mac script - save it as UninstallSynergy2.sh, and open terminal - chmod 755 it, ( use at your own risk ) and run "sudo .\UninstallSynergy2.sh"
  33. 5 points
    I love the product as a whole, but with love comes both praise and a firm hand when needed. With that being said I have to say that this feels rushed. My issue about not being able to Alt-Tab on the Win 8.1 client from my Win10 server has not been addressed or even commented on. The issue of disabling functionality when the web service cannot be reached is more than annoying, it is disabling and makes the product useless in some instances. I love the product as a whole, but this should still be in beta.
  34. 5 points
    this is an unofficial roadmap make using collected snippets from the forum. this is completely unofficial, while making this I have seen several features that have already been pushed back, dont expect any of these features to be realesed on the date listed in this roadmap. if anyone sees any other feel feel free to change this roadmap. ive added links for some features, these are for extra explanation. most dates are speculated. if a feature is not in the released in the release you expected or listed in this roadmap, feel free to add it to the next beta with a note saying why you put it there(EG: not present in last release, put it in this one.). or ask the symless team when/if it will be comming. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ukwqPL2qPwTIFVArBFaekoFE9ou3jX6TMx996dEpuWE/edit?usp=sharing @Nick Bolton if you want this removed for some reason, just ask and ill make the link invalid.
  35. 5 points
    Additionally, the Synergy 2 early access is primarily designed for technically-minded users that know how to go through the troubleshooting process and use some of the more obscure tools on systems to troubleshoot their issues. It is not designed for a production environment (which is fairly obvious, given its beta state) and it may take a lot of time out of your day to troubleshoot certain issues in order to get Synergy 2 running again. There's a reason its a beta. If you want something that mainly works with relatively little issues compared to Synergy 2, get the stable branch of Synergy, otherwise known as Synergy 1. Despite its beta state, Synergy 2 is not free, however, and most likely never will be. Early access comes at a cost, but one with great rewards.
  36. 5 points
    I'll jump in too. First, there are hundreds of thousands of successful, satisfied, Synergy users. There are hundreds of successful, satisfied, Synergy 2.0 beta users. If all this were not true, there would be no Synergy. You have a choice. You can take the time to work with the developers, even Nick, to work through your unique systems to reach a successful installation. Both you and Synergy will learn from the process. Or you can accept the gracious offer of a refund of whatever you have invested. You can go away happy. The rest of us will go forward, participating, learning and growing.
  37. 5 points
    @Namtr0 What @Paul Suarez means is that this will be fixed in beta3 (due in 2-3 weeks).
  38. 4 points
    I asked roughly the same question 3 months ago:
  39. 4 points
    Hi guys and gals. On OSX, is there a reason/solution that when one of my machines wakes from sleep, Synergy cannot reconnect? I need to either kill the process or remove and add the client screen! Very tedious. Worst part is I can't do otherwise than put it to sleep (MBP so I just close the lid) because Synergy prevents the laptop from activating Screensaver! So, can I do anything about this? If there is no solution I will be going back to version 1 as this is beyond annoying: it's time wasting. Thanks
  40. 4 points
    Concur. They’ve released a feature incomplete “alpha” version that doesn’t work a good chunk of the time, and above that, they have focused on features that their customers aren’t asking for (like zero comfig). Trying to say proxy support doesn’t need any comfiguration is ludicrous. Proxy setup often needs a myraid of configuration, like servernames, ports, authentication, etc. seems someone had an idea one day “Hey, let’s make it zero config” and since then it’s been damn the torpedos, full speed ahead!
  41. 4 points
    As of version 2.0.10 (on Mac) I've got nothing. It had been working irregularly. When it would quit, I would bang around blindly in the UI, and usually it would come back. This time - nothing. Often just dragging the screens apart and letting them re-connect would get it going again. But not this time. I can understand the desire to keep things like proxy settings and configuration hidden, but there is an "interface" to this thing which is completely undocumented. If you're already familiar with the old product, you probably understand that the two boxes allow you to control screen placement. If you're not, then god help you, because they are not going to explain it. But aside from that: what does the little white dot mean on the bottom of one of the screens? Why does it change sometimes when I click on it - and sometimes changes by itself? What does it mean when there is a progress bar on one of the screens? What does it mean when the screen is green vs. grey? These things are not "automatic." The user must interact with this screen to configure the software. You're clearly trying to convey some information to the user. But it's not explained anywhere. Trying to use the product is like trying to solve the riddle of a mysterious artifact left by an ancient civilization. But we don't feel anger at the ancient Babylonians, because they're dead, and we imagine they might have explained their artifact, if they could. And we didn't pay them for the artifact. But you're not dead, and we've paid you a little something. So you must understand why people are upset as years roll by and there is no communication beyond "it's supposed to be automatic." Neither on the things that are supposed to be automatic, nor on things that are clearly not automatic. I can understand that software is hard, because I do that every day. But surely, over the course of a couple of years, you can put together 20 sentences that explain what this UI does, and what the symbols on it mean?
  42. 4 points
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  43. 4 points
    Hi, I'm on Arch linux but I made mine work by killing the service (not sure about ubuntu but on arch is systemctl stop synergy, then systemctl disable synergy So it does not autostart) Then start the binary synergy-service *with sudo synergy-service. Here my thread where I solve my problem
  44. 4 points
    Hi Davey, I agree with you. Hi, Symless - could you please provide release notes. Could you also provide a user guide - specifically how to start, stop and control Synergy - how it is supposed to work and if there are any commands / configuration / controls that influence its behavior. I like the tool and have no problem waiting for these small annoyances to be fixed, but it took me ages to work out that the GUI issue on a mac is a known problem because I had no idea how I was supposed to bring it up. I also suspect there are commands that do things and my aimlessly clicking around the screen to try and guess how to control Synergy is not a good use of my time. From my perspective, if my computers (a Mac running 10.12.6 and a PC running Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition - i.e., the latest version of Windows 10). I find that if the PC goes to sleep and wakes up again, Synergy 2.02 does not re-establish contact between the machines. To get them to work, I have to reboot the PC and start clicking and then I have to start Synergy on both machines (the Synergy GUI does not start up on the Mac - except through a command line) and start clicking the images on the screens that eventually show up. After
  45. 4 points
    I've found it's amost impossible to shut down the service on a mac from activity monitor. Result: What was once my favourite pieces of software is now as bad as a virus for interrupting workflow.
  46. 4 points
    Hi Siphon, I just made it work by running the core like this (as the user, not root.): /usr/bin/synergy-core --server -f --run-as-uid 1000 --debug DEBUG --name archlinux --enable-drag-drop --profile-dir /var/lib/synergy --log /var/log/synergy/synergy-core.log -c /var/lib/synergy/synergy.conf --address :24800 I stopped the service. I ran the synergy-core --server I started the service. I use "share from" on the windows computer. I will try to update the synergy.service file.
  47. 4 points
    I get somewhat frequent disconnects when I close my laptop and walk to a meeting with it. Both of my devices are macs. To reconnect the magic dance I do that seems to be working (might be overkill) adds on to @Fun Bobby's commands above: killall -v -m synergy; launchctl kickstart -k -p gui/`id -u`/com.symless.synergy.v2.synergyd; open /Applications/Synergy.app Note the above command uses back quotes "`" to grab the output of id -u so you don't need to copy it around.
  48. 4 points
    I do think "beta" is a bit of a misnomer here, as this hasn't even reached minimum viable product, yet - it really feels more like alpha or proof of concept at the moment. I'd put a vote in for stopping calling this a beta until, at the very least, it has reached feature parity with synergy 1 - until then it's an alpha at best.
  49. 4 points
    Hi, No worries, most of us know what beta means. And we tipped you a coffee(because 5$ can't really be called a purchase) to help you speed things up with the development cycle and maybe a small fuzzy feeling that people appreciate your work. However, you should take our feedback more seriously, because final customers, that will pay $25-$50 for the product, will be drastically more demanding. Personally, I already don't like the way things are headed: - lack of connectivity via Synergy when Symless Cloud is down, even if my machines are on the same network; - the impossibility to hard pick a master; - obfuscation of most important settings from v1.x. Maybe you should consider a poll, put some 5 licenses as giveaway to convince people to respond, just to get a sense of where you're headed vs. what your customers will expect. To sum things up, personally, I would expect that v.2.x to be just like v.1.x PLUS a modern/decent UI/UX and USEFUL cloud features.
  50. 4 points
    Since a half year now, I'm a Synergy user. It's far from perfect (but nothing that can't be fixed), but it does the job. However, with version 2, I'm worried about the cloud integration. As Synergy is a virtual KVM switch, it has access to your keyboard, mouse and clipboard all the time. This makes interesting things possible for malicious people (or even governments). Synergy 1.X works local, but I see a change in version 2. It even needs the cloud to log you in the first place, so it's directly attached to your person. And that's creepy. It also rises questions... Where is Symless located? Under what jurisdiction does it operate? How do we know secret "law enforcing agencies" secretly enforce you to put some kind of backdoor in the code? It connects to v1.api.cloud.symless.com, every time it starts. It even seems to keep this connection alive. For what? I have no problem with a 1 time license check, but please keep it 1 time. Heck, I can't even see what kind of data is transmitted, hence HTTPS... Where is the source code? Any audits from independent company's? How do we know if the binaries we download are in fact compiled from the source we see, if at all? I might sound a bit thin-foiled here, but remember this isn't Photoshop we're talking about. It's software monitoring our input and clipboard 24/7... What are your thoughts on this?