Mouse sharing for Ubuntu

by Info-Screen   Last Updated June 15, 2018 02:02 AM

I recently found Mouse without Borders but this just works for Windows.

My question is now if there is something like that which works with Ubuntu with a secure connection.
It should provide

  • Mouse sharing
  • keyboard sharing
  • Clipboard sharing
  • secure (encrypt data)

If possible for free.
I would appreciate OpenSource



Answers 2


Looks like there is an app out there called Synergy. I'm just discovering this, so I know nothing about it. I just stumbled across this article: http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/share-mouse-and-keyboard-with-your-windows-linux-machines-with-synergy-1-7-1

IrvinWithAnEye
IrvinWithAnEye
February 09, 2016 18:27 PM

Definitely possible for free, out-of-the-box in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install synergy

This software comes from the Ubuntu repositories and is free, open source and has all the needed (at least for me) properties (at least for 14.04 LTE).


And to compete the answer:

This command is better to use when installing, because it does not let you install stuff unless you have your repos up to date:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install synergy

and this gives you a clue on what is available in the repos you have configured on your machine:

apt-cache search synergy

As long as 16.04 LTE, standard repos are considered

quicksynergy - GUI for easy configuration of Synergy
synergy - Share mouse, keyboard and clipboard over the network

will come up.

Patryk Mazurkiewicz
Patryk Mazurkiewicz
June 15, 2018 01:49 AM

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