Multiplicity Controls Numerous Windows PCs With A Single Keyboard And Mouse, Is A Last Resort

Multiplicity Controls Numerous Windows PCs With A Single Keyboard And Mouse, Is A Last Resort
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Windows: Multiplicity is an application in the vein of previously mentioned Synergy that allows you to control multiple Windows computers with a single keyboard and mouse. It’s also quite spendy.We’ve detailed how to control multiple computers across platforms with a single keyboard and mouse using Synergy, and it’s a free, open source option. The catch: For some, the setup process leaves a little to be desired.

Synergy improved its interface in recent releases, but if you’ve tried Synergy on Windows and just couldn’t get it working the way you wanted, Multiplicity is a viable, if expensive, alternative. For $US30 it can control three PCs. For a whopping $US50, it works on up to six computers and can copy files and folders between PCs.

The takeaway: If Synergy isn’t working for you after following our guide, you’re only using Windows computers, and you don’t mind dropping a wad of cash, Multiplicity is a good option. For our part—we’ll stick with Synergy.

Multiplicity [Stardock]


    • logmein is a rather different solution, aimed at remote access rather than treating multiple machines as a single display. I’m unaware of any features they offer that match, and I’m a paying customer.

      Synergy is still the most flexible and reliable option, and you can do a surprising amount once you’ve worked out how to use their config files. a few years ago I had multiple laptops, and managed to get my desktop to recognise whichever one was on the network as the third screen on synergy.

  • Does anyone know if you can ‘sync’ or ‘gang’ multiple PC’s together. Essentially i want to run a Powerpoint presentation in 3 different cities, with the ability to show full res media (HD Clips etc), without the need to stream etc. By having the content local on each machine, all i need to do is control those PC’s in sync. Thanks!

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