How to add a hotkey or keyboard shortcut to change to different screens

Check out the instructions below to add a hotkey (Hot key or keyboard shortcut) allowing you to change to a different computer/screen using Synergy.

  • Open the “Configure Server” window on the “Server” Machine

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  • In the “Server Configuration” Window, please click on “New”

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  • In the “Hotkey” prompt, click on the “keystroke()” button

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  • Press the key combination you want to use to switch to another computer, for example: Ctrl+Shift+F2 as shown in the screenshot

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  • Click the “Ok” button to return to the Configuration Window

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  • Select the recently created “keystroke(Control+Shift+F2)” and click “New” in the “Actions” section

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  • In the “Configure Action” window, select the option “Switch to Screen” and select the computer that you want to switch to with the assigned hotkey

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Leave the option “the hotkey is pressed” selected, and click “Ok”.

  • You can repeat the process to add another hotkey, for example, Ctrl+Shift+F1, to switch to the other computer

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  • Click “Ok” on the “Server Configuration” window to return to the Synergy main window and click on “Apply”

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Now you can switch between the computers using the recently assigned hotkeys!

 

 

 

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