Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 749025
synergy doesn't switch screens with gnome-shell
Last modified: 2013-08-01 16:05:27 EDT
F15 gnome-shell desktop, synergys doesn't properly detect edge-of-screen events when gnome-shell is running.
However, when certain applications (google-chrome, firefox etc.) are running with maximised windows against the switch-edge it works fine... and some other applications would switch, but only for edge-of-screen events that occur over the menu e.g. gnome-terminal.
This has been an issue for a while, and it appears that there's an appropriate patch available upstream http://synergy-foss.org/tracker/issues/2958#note-15
RawEvent.diff (from upstream) applies cleanly to 1.3.7-3 and with the extra BuildRequires libXi-devel
I can confirm this exact behavior on a Fedora 17 server and a Fedora 17 client.
I can also confirm this against F17.
The upstream patch still applies cleanly to 1.3.7-5 and fixes the issue.
It also applies cleanly to 1.3.8, the latest stable upstream release.
synergy-1.4.10-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
synergy-1.4.10-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing synergy-1.4.10-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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synergy-1.4.10-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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