Nick Bolton

Synergy 2 is back to beta

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I have reverted back to version 1.9 - was using version 2 for each upgrade.

The features that I was concerned about were when I leave for more than 20 mins, the connection between my laptop (Windows 10 / server) and desktop (MacOS X / client) doesn't re-connect. Beta 2 had it mostly working. We will have to see later today when I return (have to head home for HVAC repair).

The other issue that hasn't quite been fixed or it may not have been reported yet is: I dock my laptop (ie: in the morning) and if my mac is at the main login screen (not logged in), unable to use the keyboard and mouse on the mac. The services may not running/connected until you log into the mac. 

When I log into the mac using mac keyboard and mouse and sometimes need to force quit the services for Synergy in Activity Monitor, then connection works.

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So where does this leave those of us who paid for Synergy 2? I can assure you, I would not have paid $50 for a beta product.

 

This app has been completely unstable since I purchased it and it hasn't improved with each release. When it does work, promised features aren't there (such as copying files between terminals) and "working" features often don't work (copy and paste). 

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2 hours ago, tylersdad said:

 

So where does this leave those of us who paid for Synergy 2?

 

Hey, you can either use Synergy 1, or get a full refund. Which would you like to do?

If you want to download Synergy 1: https://symless.com/synergy/downloads

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37 minutes ago, Nick Bolton said:

Hey, you can either use Synergy 1, or get a full refund. Which would you like to do?

If you want to download Synergy 1: https://symless.com/synergy/downloads

Thanks for your reply, Mr. Bolton.

 

I tried getting Synergy 1 to work and even went as far as installing Bonjour., The problem is, my work laptop is locked down pretty tight, so it was not able to connect to the computer I'm using as the Synergy server. 

At this point, I think I'd prefer a refund. Once Synergy 2 is more stable, exits beta, and introduces the missing features, I'll repurchase. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, tylersdad said:

even went as far as installing Bonjour

Ah, this part is optional.

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Connection between devices seems to be lost. 

Only way to get them to reconnect is to trash all the directories manually, and re-install the app... Sometimes on both machines... Very frustrating.. Why is there not a control panel to access connection settings rather than doing everything automatically ??

 

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On 7/17/2018 at 11:35 AM, Volure DarkAngel said:

Connection between devices seems to be lost. 

Only way to get them to reconnect is to trash all the directories manually, and re-install the app... Sometimes on both machines... Very frustrating.. Why is there not a control panel to access connection settings rather than doing everything automatically ??

 

Agree with this. While some users may prefer everything set up for them, I prefer having at least the option of accessing the settings. I'm about ready to jump back to v.1 as I've been having a problem with clients dropping connection constantly and then reconnect. Like tonight: every time I click on something on the computer to the right, the cursor jumps back to my server computer and I have to wait a couple of seconds to reconnect and then move back to the client. Getting old! And it's not a problem with my network.

And I agree that v.2 is not ready to be labelled "stable."

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I love that the condescending comments of "There is, of course, a minority of users who believe that Synergy 2.0 is not finished." This all has been a pr nightmare, and my copy paste still isn't working! Fast forward to 2019, and still no great strides to finishing it.

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