teleport
teleport 1.1.3
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teleport is a simple prefpane utility to let you use one single mouse and keyboard to control several of your Macs. Simply reach the edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your other Mac! The pasteboard can even be synchronized between the computers.

It uses Bonjour to find available hosts. For controlling them, it catches the events of the master computer, sends me on the network using TCP, and uses some native CoreGraphics calls on the slave computer.

What's New
Version 1.1.3:
  • Compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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teleport User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Sonnykirkley reviewed on 11 Nov 2013
I have used this tool for at least 5 years and it almost always has worked flawlessly. My only complaint is that I can't control an older Mac PowerPC with the newest version.
[Version 1.1.3]

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Aargl replied on 30 Nov 2013
I agree with you. :-)
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+5

Aaron-T. reviewed on 10 Nov 2013
The best of its kind
[Version 1.1.3]


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Aargl commented on 26 Feb 2013
I'm still using it daily with great satisfaction.
Note that version 1.1.2a that you find on the dev's site "possibly working on SL" as written there, is not working indeed on 10.6.8 (at least for me ;-): the pref pane shows but the remote computer doesn't, and it sometimes crashes the Preferences app.
Version 1.1.1 doesn't seem to detect the remote computer either so I'm sticking with 1.0.2.
Given the state of the forum (cluttered with spam ads for years), there's no chance to see further development... :-(
[Version 1.1.1]

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Aargl replied on 10 Mar 2013
I've tried it also on ML, and got exactly same behaviour: version 1.1.1 and 1.1.2a, the pref pane shows but doesn't detect the remote computer, while 1.0.2 works perfectly!
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Aargl replied on 23 Oct 2013
Nice to see I was wrong and Abyssoft made a 10.9 version.
I'll try it as soon as... I install 10.9. ;-)
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Aargl replied on 30 Nov 2013
Well, I've been trying 1.1.3 but same result...
Reading again the dev's site, I'm pretty certain that it's because my remote computer is PPC so it can only communicate with 1.0.2 and not above... :-/
(the "shake hand" procedure has probably been changed in recent versions, I suppose)
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Danny-Yo reviewed on 08 Aug 2012
Love this app, indispensable, and I've been using it for a couple of years. I just updated to 1.1.1 on Lion on my two Macs.

One odd thing: in this new version, there seems to be an option missing that was there previously (1.0.2): I used to have the ability of holding down a modifier key when switching, but i can't seem to find that anymore. Was it removed in the new version?

Thank you for making great free software! :)
[Version 1.1.1]

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Danny-Yo replied on 29 Aug 2012
Never heard back from developer, although I found the answer: There is a cute little (but subtle) OPTIONS button that appears on the icon of the remote Mac when you hover your cursor to customize the interaction, thereby allowing you to have very different options for different target computers - very nice.

One odd thing that i DON'T like with this new version, though, is that when i am controlling another computer, the cursor still moves around on the screen of the "host" computer. Very confusing.
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Freshinc-Design reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
Love this app just what we're looking for our macbook pro to imac! PERFECT :)
[Version 1.1.1]


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Aargl reviewed on 10 May 2012
Works perfectly between an iMac G5 running Leo and iMac Intel running SL (through Ethernet).
The only small problem I have from time to time is that, if I'm moving the mouse too fast Teleport thinks I'm already on the other screen when actually I'm blocked on the main screen (I have to switch it off and on to have it working again).
This little annoyance is less frequent when setting a delay in the prefs.
[Version 1.1.1]

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Aargl replied on 13 Jun 2012
I confirm it's an indispensable app if you have to pilot 2 macs and don't want to plug-unplug your mouse and kb every time!!!
It should work with every kind of network connection (I think I had problems at the beginning with airport, one might check, but I rather suspect problems in OSX as I was not able to connect neither from the finder and screen sharing).
I'm using it through firewire right now and it's perfect.
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David_Evian commented on 21 Feb 2012
This used to work great, but has stopped working for me with a MBP with Lion trying to control a G5 with Tiger. The two machines just don't see each other at all. They see other services ok (like afp)
[Version 1.1.1]


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Jude.farry reviewed on 08 Feb 2012
Struggled with Synergy for ages. Constantly working around bugs. Teleport works perfectly out of the box.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Btdpi007 reviewed on 01 Feb 2012
I use a lot of great software on my Mac, but I can unequivocally state this may be one of my most used and most important installs on my Macs. I know I could live without it... but I sure as heck wouldn't want to. This is GREAT!
[Version 1.1.1]


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+9

Mikofox reviewed on 09 Nov 2011
Works well and very handy. Thanks for updating!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Aargl had trouble on 30 Nov 2013
I use it everyday, but I'd like to say this to the dev:
It's very likely that people having a second mac to pilot with this utility have not two recent macs, one can easily be a PPC... ;-)
So creating a PPC version able no communicate with the latest Intel version would be very useful.
Thanks anyway for this nice app!
[Version 1.1.3]


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asmeurer had trouble on 01 Jan 2009
This works great, except there are two bugs that bother me quite a bit. First, the mouse occaisionally will dissappear on the controling computer. Click will make it reappear, but it is still quite annoying as you can imagine. Second, when double tap is enabled, moving the mouse to the top of the screen and clicking causes the foreground window to move into the background instead of click on the menubar as expected.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Twistermc had trouble on 15 Apr 2008
This is a great utility, however my mouse keeps getting stuck on the other computer (G5 iMac running 10.3.9)

My main machine is a MacBook Pro running 10.4.11
[Version 1.0.1]


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micky1 had trouble on 29 Mar 2006
I control my Powerbook 1.5GHz 12" with my G5 2x2GHz and the only thing which I still find buggy is when I try to use the dock on my Powerbook. Most of the time the Dock doesn't react with the mouse. Apart from that: spot on!
[Version 0.9.7 (pr3.7)]



Merovingio rated on 24 Oct 2013

[Version 1.1.3]



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Serbian rated on 23 Oct 2013

[Version 1.1.3]



Ynocturnal rated on 14 Nov 2012

[Version 1.1.1]



Twister99 rated on 28 Jun 2012

[Version 1.1.1]



Yoursort rated on 22 Jan 2012

[Version 1.1.1]



+4

spacestation rated on 20 Nov 2011

[Version 1.1.1]



+1

Jef4 rated on 07 Nov 2011

[Version 1.1.1]



+1

Jef4 rated on 22 Sep 2011

[Version 1.1]



+5

Badgerone rated on 22 Sep 2011

[Version 1.1]



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Rains1026 rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 1.0.2]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:23 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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teleport is a simple prefpane utility to let you use one single mouse and keyboard to control several of your Macs. Simply reach the edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your other Mac! The pasteboard can even be synchronized between the computers.

It uses Bonjour to find available hosts. For controlling them, it catches the events of the master computer, sends me on the network using TCP, and uses some native CoreGraphics calls on the slave computer.



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