I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Synergy 1.6 is now stable and ready to use!
Download Synergy 1.6
We’ve been working on version 1.6 (which introduces the auto config feature) for around 6 months now, and its finally ready. Thank you so much to all who tested and contributed to our 1.6 beta version, we really appreciate all your hard work and support.
Auto config (new feature)
Look ma, no hands!
Xinyu Hou (a Software Engineer here at Synergy) has been working tirelessly on the new auto config feature for quite some time now, and it’s finally stable and ready for everyone to use. No more awkwardly hand-typing IP addresses and screen names for you guys! Just download and install Synergy, then watch it go…
Shift key bug fix (Windows)
Microsoft released several security fixes over the last 3 months, which caused Synergy users to experience issue #4055 (shift key stopped working completely on clients with Windows server). Thanks to Chris Ribe (one of our valued contributors), this issue has now been fixed! A round of applause for this guy, please!
Bonjour is now optional
Our beta testers gave us some very useful feedback about the Bonjour installer: apparently its not always welcome, so we made it optional. You’ll still need Bonjour for auto-config to work, but we added an automatic download feature within the user interface, so you only need to authorize the install when prompted.
Drag and drop on by default
Previously, you needed to enter your premium password to use the drag and drop feature (available on Windows and Mac). We have since enabled drag and drop by default for everyone (no need to login anymore).
Make $5 by referring a friend!
We’ve just added a referral reward program for Synergy. When your friend buys Synergy, we give you $5, just for spreading the word. It’ll be the easiest $5 you ever make, plus you’ll be helping the development of open source software. There is no limit to how many friends you can refer, and no limit on how much you can make. Go to your Synergy account to refer a friend today!
Mac OS X Yosemite
Synergy is now fully supported on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10. Apple had changed their binary signing policy, which caused the Synergy app to be rejected by Gatekeeper. This has now been fixed, and Synergy is now officially supported on Yosemite.
Better at Windows UAC
When switching between the login screen and the normal desktop, Synergy now elevates the process automatically for you, depending on whether or not its needed. For now you may still need to elevate Synergy manually to use elevated programs, so we made the manual elevation option available in the settings menu.
Even more bug fixes!
Please check out our ChangeLog for a full list of bugs fixed in 1.6 (this includes beta and stable versions).