Synergy (was: O$ getting monitor width)

Michael Rowan mike.rowan at internode.on.net
Wed Apr 29 22:08:18 EDT 2009


I find the worst thing is the difference in keyboards:  command on Mac  
= Ctrl on PC.  Does Synergy overcome that?

I hate having two keyboards, but hate the layout differences even more.

Mike
On 30/04/2009, at 10:43 AM, Bastiaan Olij wrote:

> On the subject of neat tools, if you have a PC next to your Mac, get
> Synergy.
> http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/
>
> Make sure that for the Mac you get Synergy KM which is a nice shell  
> for it:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/synergykm
>
> Synergy allows you to share one keyboard and mouse between multiple
> PC's, Mac's and Linux boxes. Simply move the mouse of the screen
> connected to you Mac and onto the screen on you Windows box, and
> suddenly the keyboard and mouse control the PC instead of the Mac. Its
> like using a keyboard switch but without needing to turn the dial.
> Really helps clean up your desk, I have 3 monitors, 1 for my PC, 2 for
> my Mac, and only one keyboard and mouse. The only thing that keeps
> getting me is wanting to move windows from my Mac screen onto my PC
> screen (though you can share clipboards up to a certain level, doesn't
> work well on mac though)
>
> Greetz,
>
> Bas
>
>
>
>
> Michael Rowan wrote:
>> Hi Bas
>>
>> I knew that, of course.  Just that I had forgotten I knew.
>>
>> Yes, dual monitors is a change of life experience.
>>
>> On my main monitor I can do Mac or Windows via parallels.  On the
>> other I can do extended Mac or Windows via input switching.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Mike
>> On 30/04/2009, at 10:08 AM, Bastiaan Olij wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Mike,
>>>
>>> $modes.$width and $modes.$height return just that. We use it all the
>>> time to center windows onto the primary display. Live's good with  
>>> dual
>>> monitors though I hope TigerLogic one day will use these same  
>>> values. So
>>> often I use my laptop at a client and I do not have the dual monitor
>>> hooked on and all my IDE windows open up off screen :D
>>>
>>> Greetz,
>>>
>>> Bas
>>>
>>> Michael Rowan wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>>
>>>> In my app I use sys(104) to return the monitor width.  However,  
>>>> when I
>>>> use dual monitors this returns the combined width.
>>>>
>>>> How can I get the width of the principal monitor?  Cross platform.
>>>>
>>>> TIA
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Michael Rowan
>>>> mike.rowan at internode.on.net
>>>>
>>>> 11 Kingscote Street
>>>> ALBERTON
>>>> South Australia 5014
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>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Kindest Regards,
>>>
>>> Bastiaan Olij
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>> Michael Rowan
>> mike.rowan at internode.on.net
>>
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>> ALBERTON
>> South Australia 5014
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>> tel 618 8240 3993
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>
> -- 
> Kindest Regards,
>
> Bastiaan Olij
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Michael Rowan
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