Barrier Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to barrier

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Posts with mentions or reviews of barrier. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-12.
  • What's the latest on the Mini-M firmware? | 2021-09-21
  • RDP to work laptop for 60fps
    If you have a separate monitor you can also use Barrier. This lets you use one keyboard and mouse with two computers over the network. Because it's a local network connection it's ultra-low latency.
  • Need an easy home office solution | 2021-09-15
    There are numerous software KVM solutions. Here's an open source one.
  • Best way to set up a virtual machine for my use case
    Check out barrier (to share mouse/keyboard between both OS) and ddcutil (to switch inputs on your monitor) before spending money. You can then have a simple script bound to a key shortcut to switch between both OS.
  • How to load and run games on the Steam Deck Dev-Kit (Steamworks Documentation) | 2021-09-12
    You can do this for free, cross platform (including Linux and Windows) with barrier:
  • Is it possible to pair a mouse to two laptops at the same time? | 2021-09-10
    There is also some solution like barrier or synergy app. It’s a software that mimics the functionality of a KVM switch.
  • What can I buy to help switching between my home PC and my work laptop? | 2021-09-09
  • Logitech is announcing a new all-in-one dock that’s designed for the new realities of a post-pandemic hybrid workforce for 399$ | 2021-09-08
    Barrier is just like Synergy, but free - lets you drag one mouse across a display edge and onto the display of a different machine. The keyboard will follow along, so only one machine actually needs keyboard and mouse. As long as they're on the same network, they'll find one another.
  • Help please! I have a main (gaming) pc, a work/uni laptop and an old PC. I'm looking at KVM switches for duel monitor setup but need some advice please.
    I use Barrier for keyboard and mouse sharing. ( It's fairly easy to setup, and allows you to create keyboard shortcuts to switch between machines too.
  • Use a laptop as a monitor, keyboard, touchpad
    Would something like barrier work? Not clear to me exactly what you're imagining.
  • Anyone good with Dual Monitor setups?
    If you want to run two separate computers like that, you can use Barrier to seamlessly move between the two with one keyboard and mouse. I use it on my ultrawide to control my gaming PC and my work PC with each taking up half the monitor when I work from home.
  • Playing the game through remote desktop | 2021-09-04
    Assuming you're using two machines near each other? Have you tried an extra monitor and Barrier?
  • Multiple Laptops or PC? | 2021-09-02
  • Is there any benefit in productivity on using MacOS device as second device ? | 2021-09-01
    Despite what some say here, I work with literally the environment you described. On my first monitor, I have my Mac Air connected via HDMI and my Linux Desktop on my second monitor. To remedy between having to switch between a keyboard and mouse anytime I want to use the other machine, I use an open-source KVM program called Barrier which allows me to use my Linux keyboard/mouse to also control my Mac once I move the mouse over.
  • Dual Display Setup with Windows and Mac | 2021-08-31


Basic barrier repo stats
12 days ago

debauchee/barrier is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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