Software I use

Synergy

I noticed an interesting post over at geekchix blog - about particular open source app that lets you use two comps with one keyboard and mouse. This was exactly what I needed since my monitor has two inputs.

I bought KVM switch, but was not suitable for what I needed. I had no use for its VGA switcher, and I had USB mouse which had to be connected over USB-PS/2 converter. This caused the mouse to move the cursor on its own and second computer reported strange messages about power surging on USB port (?!).

Thus obviously this brought my attention. Synergy is small, easily configurable and works like a charm. You need to install it on both comps, setup properly and, for the easiest using set:

And that’s about that. Simple and powerful. There are many issues in various situation but in general works very well. Now I have one KVM switch to sell…