Mouse and keyboard sharing accross two computers

Mouse and keyboard sharing accross two computers

Synergy is an open source application that allows you to drag your mouse off the edge of one computer display, and onto the display of another computer.  You share a single keyboard and mouse across multiple computers, multiple displays, and multiple OSes.  It is awesome!

The other day I was trying to find a way to connect two external monitors to my iMac so that I’d end up having three (3) displays.  After figuring out that there is no simple way to do it, I stumbled across Synergy and was blown away by it.  I now have my desk set up with my iMac, a secondary monitor for my iMac, my PC laptop, and a secondary monitor for my laptop.  I can drag my mouse across all 4 monitors.  I can copy from my PC and paste to my Mac.

I haven’t had a chance to play with it by Synergy doesn’t seem to have a limitation to the number of computers you link together with it and you can configure computer displays in any number of orientations:  right, left, up, down.

Very cool stuff,