Fixing Problems with Synergy on Windows Vista


First of all we have to know what synergy means. 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.
Following are some problems and their solutions which can occur while using synergy.

Running Synergy in Administrator Mode

With Synergy the biggest problem that can happen is that you can’t move the mouse between multiple computers while an application is running with administrator mode. This problem can easily be solved by just running Synergy as Administrator.
We have to start from the properties of the shortcut which is used to launch Synergy and then open the tab of Shortcut, there in the last there is a tab of Advanced properties.
Now in Advanced properties just check the first option saying Run as administrator. Now your application will always run as administrator.

Automatic Starting

You cannot use Synergy in “Start as Service” mode in Windows Vista because the new security model prevents system services from interacting with the desktop. You will have to launch the application as a regular startup item.
In order to make the services start up automatically, you’ll have to follow the following steps:

•    Setup automatic Logon (Only necessary for Synergy clients)
•    Disable UAC Prompting for administrators
•    Make Synergy automatically start when you login.

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