Synergy Kills My iBook!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Littleodie914, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

    Littleodie914

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    Hey guys, after hearing much hype about this Synergy thing, I decided to give it a try. After installing it, it seemed to work great, and the system preferences offered an insanely large batch of configurations. I realized, though, that I could only change a few songs before the beach ball spun its ugly face. It only spun when my mouse was on the toolbar, so I know it's synergy, and not the system. Also, when I switch tracks, the floater will sometimes stays on the screen much too long, and when I move my mouse over the toolbar, there's the ball again. The floater eventually twitches off the screen. There's also a very large pause between when I click on the toolbar, and it actually responds. I'm using the default buttons, with the "enhanced visuals" or whatever they're called turned off. I'm running this on my iBook (see sig), so it shouldn't be lagging like this... Should it? Any help would be appreciated... (I should probably also mention I'm using the latest version, obtained from their website.)
     
  2. Littleodie914 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Littleodie914

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    Bump!

    :bump: I'd really like to get this Synergy app working... It'd be really helpful! :D
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    try removing everything and reinstalling it... that's weird though...
    i once had synergy beachball.. turns out it was because the floater was up and i started changing info on a song... but i doubt that's your situation...

    there is also a setting in the prefpane that controls how often synergy communicates with itunes, which may help your "lag" when you click the icons in the toolbar...

    good luck, it's a great app,
    reality
     
  4. Littleodie914 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Littleodie914

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    Nope...

    Hmm, nope. I actually uninstalled, deleted the old .dmg, and downloaded it again from a different website (just to be exactly sure), then reinstalled it again. No change. I get the beachball almost every time i click on it. At this rate, it's not even usable. Has anybody else been having this problem? If so, does anyone have a solution?? :confused:
     
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    Nah, no such problem with me. I have set the floater to be always on, with invisible background. But I don't use the menu 'forward' button that much, I use hot keys instead. Still, never even once have I experienced the beach ball with it.
    Try trashing the preference file if you haven't already.
     

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