This is just a quick guide for those of you who also use both Mac and Ubuntu (or really any flavor of Linux) side by side. If you’re not already familiar with Synergy, it’s a small application that connects your mouse and keyboard to one or more machines for a more continuous experience.
Mac and Linux use a graphical front-end for Synergy known as QuickSynergy. Here’s how to get it configured for use between Mac and Ubuntu…
You can find the hostnames to use simply by opening a Terminal window, or if you’re unsure still, simply type hostname and press enter. 😉
Connecting the Two
After selecting the system you’d like to share, configure the Use or Share tab as necessary similar to the examples below:
After configuring Synergy/QuickSynergy you’re all set to start making your life easier!