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Author Topic: Looking for Software KWM  (Read 3133 times)

OLLI_S

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Looking for Software KWM
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:35:34 AM »
Hello,

is here (on DonationCoder) a software available, that allows me to control multiple Computers with ONE mouse and ONE keyboard?
I know there are many tools available on the market, I just wonder if there is something available here.

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OLLI

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 04:31:41 AM »
Nope, usually request like these are directed toward one of the free solutions available.

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 06:00:52 AM »
You can probably find some on www.sourceforge.net.

Depending on your setup and usage you may be better off with a hardware switch.  For instance if you do software development you may frequently hose the software switch.  The hardware switches can lock up too but not as easily.

I only owned one.  A Belkin kvma 2 PC switch.  Since I used PS/2 wired mouse and keyboard it was totally powered by those connections.  I think it lasted me over 10 years.  Not bad for around $60.

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 07:12:02 AM »
Synergy is probably the most popular software for this in the Windows environment - although some people (myself included) had problems getting it to work reliably. It's no longer free however. They now charge $10 for it.

+1 w/Miles above. :Thmbsup:  I also use (and prefer) a hardware KVM switch.

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 07:25:38 AM »
Hello,

I started using ShareMouse that allows me to use one keyboard and one mouse for multiple devices.
You can find it here: http://www.keyboard-...ng.com/de/index.html

For me a hardware KVM is not a good solution, because I like the feature to copy text via the clipboard to my laptop and to drag and drop files between PCs.

I just wanted to know if something is offered here before I start searching.

Greetings

OLLI

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 07:30:06 AM »
I've been using Synergy for a long time now, and it's worked quite well.

Synergy is also GNU/GPL, and people are free to distribute it.
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« Last Edit: November 06, 2014, 07:37:36 AM by Renegade »

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2014, 08:09:30 AM »
Hello,

the only problem I have with Synergy is that I can not test it before I buy it.
Spending $10 and then recognizing that it is the wrong tool is not an option for me.

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2014, 08:23:56 AM »
the only problem I have with Synergy is that I can not test it before I buy it.
Spending $10 and then recognizing that it is the wrong tool is not an option for me.

I hear ya. If I can't try it, I certainly won't buy it. Period. It's often better to set up a VM then download a warez version and try that. (Or just move on and try something else.)

I've downloaded the Win-64x and OSX-10.9 installers and uploaded them for you here:

http://cynic.me/ Synergy.zip

Let me know when you've downloaded them so I can remove the file.

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2014, 02:15:23 PM by Renegade, Reason: deleted file »

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014, 10:38:07 AM »
For simple text and file clipboard copy I used this for a while:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/netclip/

Free but a bit quirky.  There are more sophisticated ones around for sure.  :)

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 01:08:26 PM »
Hello Renegade,

Let me know when you've downloaded them so I can remove the file.

Thank you, I have downloaded it.
Will test it tomorrow, when I have more time.

Greetings

OLLI

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 11:57:07 PM »
Microsoft has Mouse Without Borders - while each computer requires a monitor, IIRC, you could drag and drop files from one to the other easily by just moving the mouse across the monitor edge to the next monitor (computer).

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Re: Looking for Software KWM
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2014, 09:15:11 AM »