Just a quick update. I can have Synergy running but as long as no active connections are in place, the Viewer and keyboard keys all work fine. It's only when an active connection is made that they don't work.
Using latest viewer version (Version 188.8.131.52, July 2, 2019) and host (Version 184.108.40.206, July 2, 2019.)
Other typical keys (alphanumeric) work fine but command keys like CTRL, ENTER do not register at all. This issue only occurs from the viewer on my Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. I can connect from my desktop computer and other computers to the same host with the same viewer version, and the issue is not present.
So it does appear to be something machine-specific like other interfering software. I have read the thread above but I do not have synergy installed or anything that I believe would interfere.
Is there any way I can progress this issue to get help finding out what the issue is? If someone in support would like to remote into my laptop, I could set this up if you want to contact me.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the viewer. I have tried downgrading to 6.9 and 6.8 but all versions exhibit the same problem.
Could you please if there is any antivirus software installed on the Viewer machine? Please double-check your antivirus software settings, and specifically add both Viewer and Host to its exceptions list (i.e. white list).
Also, please try resetting the Viewer configuration file in case if it was somehow corrupted by antivirus software. In order to reset the Viewer settings please, do the following: 1. Fully exit the Viewer File -> Exit. 2. Locate the file config_4.xml in the C:\Users\[Your_username]\AppData\Roaming\Remote Utilities Files\ folder. Please note that the AppData folder might be hidden by default in which case you need to enable Hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer settings. 3. Remove the config_4.xml file from that folder. This will reset the Viewer settings. Your address books won't be affected by this action. However, you might need to register the Viewer with your license key again. 4. Run the Viewer and see the issue still persists.
In addition, please try switching the keyboard input model to Unicode input in the Connection properties - Keyboard section and let us know if it solves the issue:
Could you please specify the exact model of your laptop and the list of third-party software that you have installed on it? You can send the list to email@example.com.
In addition, here's a related community thread.One of the users in the thread managed to resolve the issue by uninstalling one of the 2 Office 365 versions that were installed on their machine and by changing their firewall settings for the internet sharing mode from a public to a private network. Maybe this thread could be helpful.
I have emailed support with my laptop specs and list of installed sofware. In case anyone is having the same problem as me, my device is a Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390, which is very new in the market.
I have no antivirus software other than Windows Defender which I have tried adding an exclusion for the Program Files\Viewer folder. I have tried disabling Windows Firewall across all zones (domain, private, public). I have also reviewed my list of software and I only have a single copy of Office 365 Business Premium installed which is 100% up to date.
It'd very strange! I can only guess at it being some incompatibility with some pre-installed Dell software.
Look forward to any further updates or suggestions
I checked with our developers on the issue - unfortunately, it's hard to tell what software exactly might be causing the issue as it is related to the keyboard capture method.
The issue might be indeed caused by some pre-installed Dell software. Could you please refer to the Dell support service with the same detailed description of the problem? Hopefully, they can point to something that might be causing it.