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Windows 7: Synergy?

13 Jul 2010   #31
Minok

Win xp x64
 
 

Has anyone found a solution yet for having Synergy autostart as a service on system startup so one can have synergy running in order to use the shared keyboard/mouse for logging in to the computer?

What about the emulation of ctrl-alt-del with synergy. It used to work fine with Winxp (ctrl-alt-prtscrn I think it was)... now doesn't work.

Its still that damn win7 security getting in the way, I think.


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02 Nov 2010   #32
HellSeo

xp pro 32 bits
 
 

Synergy was a great software in the past, like a lot of stuff was and became garbage like windows after XP..

It's seem that a lot of developpers are following that buggy way of thinking and that's the reason why it's not compatible between different versions. (joking.. i'm just frustrated).

I used synergy for years and now, it's just became a big lot of troubles.

BUT... they call it Synergy + (plus) now......

LOL

+ what?? + buggs??


Avoid using it until all of these bugs are fixed... If they are..
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13 Jan 2011   #33
bingobob

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

OK, I have been messing round for hours with this. This is what I have discovered:

When you tell synergy to start with the computer, it installs in Win7 as a background service. You then can't change anything without first stopping the service. This is why it says connected all the time on the host, even though it doesn't appear to be.

This is what I did to get it working (XP host, Win7 Ultimate 32bit client):

1. Open task manager on the client
2. Stop the synergy service
3. Kill any synergyc.exe process that's running
4. Uninstall
5. Reboot
6. Reinstall syngergy+ 1.3.4 (on both machines)
7. Set up again if it forgot your settings.
8. Start synergy on the host then the server. Should work.
9. Click on uninstall for "start with computer"
10. Click on install for "start with user login"

To resume, it's the auto start that seems to screw things up. If you choose start with computer it screws things up and you have difficulty untangling the mess.

If you still can't get it to work, make sure everything synergy related is deleted on the win7 machine;

HTH
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26 Jan 2011   #34
jodykw1982

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bingobob View Post
OK, I have been messing round for hours with this. This is what I have discovered:

When you tell synergy to start with the computer, it installs in Win7 as a background service. You then can't change anything without first stopping the service. This is why it says connected all the time on the host, even though it doesn't appear to be.

This is what I did to get it working (XP host, Win7 Ultimate 32bit client):

1. Open task manager on the client
2. Stop the synergy service
3. Kill any synergyc.exe process that's running
4. Uninstall
5. Reboot
6. Reinstall syngergy+ 1.3.4 (on both machines)
7. Set up again if it forgot your settings.
8. Start synergy on the host then the server. Should work.
9. Click on uninstall for "start with computer"
10. Click on install for "start with user login"

To resume, it's the auto start that seems to screw things up. If you choose start with computer it screws things up and you have difficulty untangling the mess.

If you still can't get it to work, make sure everything synergy related is deleted on the win7 machine;

HTH
So, what you're saying is it's impossible to get it to work correctly as a service on windows 7?
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23 Feb 2011   #35
Loc

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I can get synergy to work fine for my users when I set it to run on logon. But as soon as I set it to run on boot it does not work at all. Not even if I restart the services when logged on. I'm using synergy 1.3.5 for 2 W7 pro 64bit machines. as there are 4 users using the PC's the profiles get logged out every time there is a shift change so I need it to run from power up. Can anyone get this working. I'm pretty desperate to get working asap.

Thanks,
Loc
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