Thursday, April 17, 2008

Excel 2007, Vista, and Synergy

I've found a problem with the awesome, cross platform, multi-monitor program Synergy. When using it with Windows Vista (which, technically isn't supported but seems to work reasonably well), you can't disable the Scroll Lock key in Excel. If you pull up the Virtual Keyboard from the Ease of Access tools, you can see scroll lock turning on and off, but Excel 2007 doesn't seem to care. The solution is to: turn off Synergy, hit Scroll Lock, turn Synergy back on. The developer has expressed that he is working on the project again, so hopefully we'll see the filter driver fixed in Synergy 2.0.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Hi Charles,

I'm trying to do something similar to what you did getting a Brother MFC (MFC-9840CDW) to work under WS2003. You blogged about it here:

http://windowssystemspecialist.blogspot.com/2006/07/brother-mfc-8440-multifunction-windows.html

Unfortunately the file link is broken, could you fix that?

Sorry for posting against something else, but I'm hopimg it helps you see this.

I've got printing working, and have edited INFs so that the scanner driver installs, but I cant figure out how to get it to install TWAIN drivers and the management software.

Cheers,
Chris