Synergy or VNC?

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
afterburn Senior Member • Posts: 1,033
Re: Synergy or VNC?

BearLeeAble wrote:

Eric Carlson wrote:

Doesn't Synergy need a separate monitor for each computer? And it allows the keyboard and mouse, connected to one of the computers, to work across all of them.

VNC is similar to remote Desktop, except that it doesn't use a virtual desktop. Also, does it support sound, or do you plan to feed all the computers into one audio system.

It's been many years since I've used either. I have a lot of recent experience with Remote Desktop.

You could also get an actual KVM. For a little while recently, I used a KVM for only mouse and keyboard switching, and switched video by changing inputs on my primary monitor with the monitor's buttons/menu. But, since all the computers I usually work with, other than Android, Raspberry Pi, and one Linux laptop, run Windows, I usually use Remote Desktop.

oh heck!! your correct, I only have the one monitor, kbd, mouse, webcam, studio mic, speaker setup.
Irregardless of which machine is primary ( mini vs pc ) they will all feed audio and everything into one pc.

I use Synergy too, with 1 screen. If your screen has multiple inputs, you can hook up both to the same screen, switch input and continue working on the other with the same keyboard and mouse. Very convenient. And better (imo) than a remote desktop solution like VNC (performance is not exactly native).

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