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Synergy Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Synergy for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Barrier, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Synergy and three of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Synergy are x2vnc (win2vnc) and across.

Synergy alternatives are mainly Mouse Sharing Utilities but may also be Keyboard Sharing Utilities or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Synergy.
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  1. Barrier is a cross-platform software utility for sharing your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. It was forked from Synergy version 1.9's codebase.

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    Almost everyone thinks Barrier is a great alternative to Synergy.
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    It's a fork of the original version and is maintained.

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    open source, actively updated

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    It just works, can be set up very fast and works perfectly

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    Is free and open source, works perfectly between my Linux machine and Windows laptop, other than entering an IP and dragging a monitor icon, practically no setup was needed

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    Sleek, fast, secure and open. No magic behind the scenes and it Just Works™. Can't recommend this enough!

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    Works flawlessly, little setup required.

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    It's open source and works flawlessly !

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  2. x2vnc (win2vnc) icon

    x2vnc (win2vnc)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer.

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    The project is no longer developed but the program is still downloadable and working

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    While the description is a little vague, they seem to imply that your keyboard/mouse input is sent to another PC when you move your mouse into a tiny window on either PC.

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    across

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    1. Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Emulator: across makes a Bluetooth equipped PC or Mac work as a standard Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo.
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