Synergy rdesktop shift issue

So there is a bug in Synergy where if you’ve got a Windows box as a synergy client, and you attempt to rdp/rdesktop to another windows box from that windows-synergy-client box, the Right Shift key doesn’t work.

The following command will map the right shift to the left shift in X and work around this bug:

xmodmap -e “keycode 62 = Shift_L NoSymbol Shift_L NoSymbol Shift_L”

You may want to run xev and make sure your right-shift is keycode 62.

Useful Reference: http://www.columbia.edu/~djv/docs/keyremap.html

One Reply to “Synergy rdesktop shift issue”

  1. Thanks for this info. You would not believe how much trouble this caused me before I found out that the right shift key was not working. Locked my account…changed keyboards…then I noticed it was only having issues when connecting from a new box on the Synergy box.

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