I had an older version of Synergy working between a Vista server and an XP host. Updated the Vista laptop to a Win7 laptop. Had problems getting Synergy to work, and some searching turned up synergy-foss.org. Synergy 1.4.2 is supposed to work better with Win7, so I installed it. Ran into some problems but I did get it working -- huzzah!
Then -- noticed that Alt-TAB wasn't working on the server. It seemed to cause the current window to lose focus, but didn't switch to anything. Winkey-TAB worked.
Tried killing Synergy on the server -- Alt-TAB immediately started working.
This may be same/similar as http://synergy-foss.org/pm/issues/559 ?
Also: after killing the server, I can't restart it! I originally launched it from the GUI. Now if I try, it immediately blinks back to "Synergy is not running." Help??
The question has been closed for the following reason "Already a known bug. Please search: http://synergy-foss.org/search/" by nbolton 19 May '11, 04:42
It may depend on what window you have selected. If Synergy is not running in elevated mode (UAC), it may not correctly interact with windows running in elevated mode. Maybe you could try running Synergy as a service.
answered 16 May '11, 09:16