From the Productivity pane in EXTRA!, features such as Auto Expand and Auto Complete reduce the number of keystrokes end users must type to complete tasks. MCS calculates the number of keystrokes required for each task, and then displays the number of keystrokes saved when those tasks are performed using these features.
|Keystroke savings are not counted for VT sessions.|
The Auto Complete feature saves previous entries you've made for Web addresses, forms, passwords, and so forth. Then, when you type information in one of these fields, Auto Complete suggests possible matches.
Using Auto Expand, you can pre-set acronyms or shortcuts for long words, phrases, and complex repeat commands, reducing the number of keystrokes required to execute tasks and enter host data. Once you have specified the settings for an entry, when you type the corresponding shortcut on the host screen, it automatically expands to the desired word or phrase.
|If you prefix an acronym to automatically expand with one or more characters not typically in the first position in a word, such as an equal sign (=), an exclamation point (!), or a caret (^), the word is left "as is."
For example, =ATM won't automatically expand to Attachmate when your intention is to leave it as ATM because you are referring to automatic teller machines (ATMs).
With the Recent Typing feature, you can quickly view and select fields, and automatically populate them with repeat words and commands, eliminating the need to re-enter information manually.
A client that has enabled centralized management sends keystroke savings data to MCS. This data is sent at the same time that the client checks with MCS for updated configuration files.
|To view keystroke savings|
|Managing EXTRA! X-treme, Overview|
|Automatically Updating Configuration Files|