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Barrier is cross-platform software that mimics the functionality of a KVM switch

https://github.com/debauchee/barrier/releases


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Eliminate the barrier between your machines. Find releases for windows and macOS here. Your distro probably already has barrier packaged for it, see distro specific packages below for a list. Alternatively, we also provide a flatpak and a snap.

Barrier is a software that works just like a KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switch, which allows you to use a single mouse and keyboard to control several different computers by physically turning a dial on the box to switch the machine you're controlling at any given time. Barrier is able to do this in software, giving you control over different machines by simply moving your mouse to the edge of the screen, or by using a keypress to switch focus to a different system.

Barrier was built to be simple and reliable, allowing you to control a different machine by simply using your mouse and keyboard from another. It works on all major operating systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS/OS X), including FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

Features

    Simple and easy control of multiple computers with just one mouse and keyboard
    Compatible with most operating systems
    Free and open source

What is it?
Barrier is software that mimics the functionality of a KVM switch, which historically would allow you to use a single keyboard and mouse to control multiple computers by physically turning a dial on the box to switch the machine you're controlling at any given moment. Barrier does this in software, allowing you to tell it which machine to control by moving your mouse to the edge of the screen, or by using a keypress to switch focus to a different system.

Barrier was forked from Symless's Synergy 1.9 codebase. Synergy was a commercialized reimplementation of the original CosmoSynergy written by Chris Schoeneman.


What's different?
Whereas Synergy has moved beyond its goals from the 1.x era, Barrier aims to maintain that simplicity. Barrier will let you use your keyboard and mouse from machine A to control machine B (or more). It's that simple.


Project goals
Hassle-free reliability. We are users, too. Barrier was created so that we could solve the issues we had with synergy and then share these fixes with other users.

Compatibility. We use more than one operating system and you probably do, too. Windows, OSX, Linux, FreeBSD... Barrier should "just work". We will also have our eye on Wayland when the time comes.

Communication. Everything we do is in the open. Our issue tracker will let you see if others are having the same problem you're having and will allow you to add additional information. You will also be able to see when progress is made and how the issue gets resolved.


Contact & support
Please be aware that the only way to draw our attention to a bug is to create a new issue in the issue tracker. Write a clear, concise, detailed report and you will get a clear, concise, detailed response. Priority is always given to issues that affect a wider range of users.

For short and simple questions or to just say hello find us on the Freenode IRC network in the #barrier channel.


FAQ

Q: Does drag and drop work on linux?

A: No

Q: What OSes are supported?

A:

    Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10
    MacOS/OS X
    Linux
    FreeBSD
    OpenBSD

Q: Are 32-bit versions of Windows supported?

A: No
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https://sourceforge.net/projects/barrier.mirror/

https://github.com/debauchee/barrier

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