This is OT, of course, but since I learned about the existence of Synergy here, this seems to be a good place to ask.
So, I downloaded the latest version (called 1.4.8 Beta) for both Mac and Windows and installed the Server on my Mac laptop and the Client on the Windows laptop. Got through the basic setup (did do anything fancy - haven't done any extensive reading on what all the config file options are and what they do - just taking the "Quick Start" approach). Short summary: It works. But...
It is not exactly "smooth". My real question, then, is: Should it be? How polished is this thing supposed to be? Specifically, my complains are:
1) When I slide the mouse off the edge of the Mac screen onto the Windows screen, two things are observed:
....a) It is slow/jerky (no doubt because of network delays). Yes, the two machines are on a local LAN, with a reasonably fast (100megabit) connection. Caveat: The Mac is Wifi; the Windows machine is wired.
....b) On the Windows screen, the mouse flies all over the place. It is like when you have the mouse sensitivity set too high on a Windows machine - where a tiny movement of the mouse causes the pointer to move all over the place. With some discipline, you can control it, but it is a pain.
2) It is easy to "lose" the mouse - it is not visible on either screen, and I have no idea what happened to it. I just mess around until it comes back into view. Also, quite often when the Windows machine is the "active" machine, there is still a visible mouse cursor on the Mac screen, that does track the mouse. So, there is a disconnect between which screen is "active" (able to receive mouse and keyboard events) vs. the appearance of the Mac screen (which is that there is a visible mouse cursor that does, indeed, track to the movements of the mouse - even though it doesn't "do" anything useful). At one point, the only way I could get back control - that is, have the mouse and keyboard connected back to the Mac was to exit the Synergy server program.
Anyone have any ideas on how to fix these issues?
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.
(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)