Quick overview of my setup:

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1: Raspberry Pi

2: 2nd Monitor for Windows 7 Laptop

3: Windows 7 Laptop

4: 2nd Monitor for Linux (Ubuntu) laptop

5: Linux Laptop

I would like to share my keyboard and mouse across all monitors.

I'm not overly concerned about the clipboard, however it would be a plus.

I do not want to spend any money.

Mouse is wired, to windows laptop (#3)

Thanks in advance.

  • 2
    How's the mouse connected (USB/BT/…) and to which machine (I guess #3 is it)? Not that I know a software solution, but this might be a criterium.
    – Izzy
    Sep 4, 2015 at 8:51
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    Which OS is the Raspberry Pi running, Raspbian?
    – Tymric
    Sep 12, 2015 at 22:51

1 Answer 1



Synergy splash

Synergy allows to share a keyboard and mouse across several computers. Basically, you install it on all your computers.

The one with the mouse and keyboard is the server, everything else is a client. You can configure the screen disposition and pass the mouse from a screen to the other by going over the edge.



  • Share keyboard and mouse: Yes
  • Clipboard: Yes
  • Free: It was, in the far past. Today, for a single user, it's $10 for a lifetime license
  • Multi-monitor: Yes, but can be a pain depending on the disposition. Yours should work fine. (You configure a computer in the server view, not a single screen)
  • Compatibility:
    • Windows: Yes
    • Ubuntu: Yes
    • Raspberry: Unsure

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