Multitasking is very much required today to save time for other work to do. Suppose you are running Virtual PC to test a procedure and also want to chat with your friend in tandem. Clicking the taskbar to switch between tasks is time waster. If you are looking for free software that helps you in performing both tasks simultaneously then synergy fits the best for you.
With Synergy+ you can share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems without any special hardware requirement. All you need is a LAN connection. The tool will convert all the monitors into the single virtual screen and can be controlled with single mouse and keyboard. The tool also allows you to cut and paste text, HTML, or an image between computers.
Just define the multiple screens and their relative positions with each other in the tool. Synergy then detects when the mouse moves off the edge of a screen and jumps it instantly to the neighboring screen. The keyboard will work for the screen on which the cursor is present. By using the ScrLock (or “Scroll Lock”) key you can prevent switching from one monitor to another, which is useful for gaming and other full screen applications. Any combination of screen can be defined. You can arrange screens side-by-side, above and below one another, or any combination.
With synergy all your screen savers starts and stop together and if you require a password to unlock the screen, just enter a password on one screen only. It’s not a KVM or VNC tool, but it does achieve similar results with additional features.
Download – Synergy+ for Windows, Mac or Linux