Attachmate EXTRA! X-treme
Version 8


Release Notes
July 2004

Introduction

This file contains late-breaking information about this release of Attachmate EXTRA! X-treme. EXTRA! X-treme provides access to IBM mainframe, AS/400, VAX/VMS, UNIX, or other asynchronous host applications. Using EXTRA! X-treme, users can run host applications, transfer files, and integrate data into other Windows applications.


New in this Release

With this release, EXTRA! X-treme becomes more like the Windows applications that you use daily, such as browser and office applications. It also provides powerful customization for how your users will access both the application and the sessions you have configured for them.

Advanced Productivity

A variety of new enhancements have been added to improve end-user productivity, including Spell Check, Auto-Complete, and Auto Expand. These features improve accuracy and efficiency for users working with host applications. The user interface now includes a convenient scratchpad for taking notes, and a History list that shows recently visited host screens.

Custom Installation Wizard

This new utility walks an administrator through the process of creating custom installations of EXTRA! X-treme to meet the specific needs of end-users or groups of end-users. For example, you can shield end-users from the complexity of installing EXTRA! X-treme by creating a custom installation that automatically inputs the required access code to install the product, as well as modify the install location so that users don't have to. In addition, you can add EXTRA! X-treme configuration files (sessions, printers, and so on) to the custom install that connects the end-users to their host applications.

Integrating EXTRA! Sessions with Portals and Other Web Pages

You can integrate EXTRA! X-treme sessions with portals and other Web pages so those computers that have EXTRA! X-treme installed can access host sessions in a Web-based environment. Sessions can be made to load within the browser window, or as a separate application window. Custom scripts integrate fully with the session, enabling you to interact with the session programmatically.

More information on portal support is available in the EXTRA! Mainframe Server Edition Guide on the EXTRA! Emulation CD (\documentation\guide_ems\productguide.htm).

ID Manager for TN3270 and TN5250

When used in conjunction with EXTRA! server-based components, ID Manager enables the administrator to centrally manage access to host resources (terminal and printer sessions), as well as dynamically allocate these resources based on a user's name, DNS name, IP address, or address pool.

Custom User Data Locations

A custom directory for user data can be specified from the installer user interface and in the MSI file. These values can be set for silent and command-line installations.

Distributing Executables from MCS

Using Distribution Manager within MCS, a EXTRA! X-treme administrator can now distribute any executable file — he or she is no longer limited to distributing EXTRA! installations and patches.

Standalone Java FTP

You can enable SSL/TLS-based encryption for the FTP data stream in the Attachmate FTP File Transfer component for FTP servers that support SSL/TLS, such as mainframe and AS/400 systems.

Client-Side SSL Certificate Support

Client authentication with certificates is now supported.

Smart Card/Single Sign-On for TN3270

Single sign-on via TN3270 Express Logon Feature (ELF) with smart card enables users to automatically log on to host sessions securely using industry standard smart card solutions to simplify user authentication and prevent unauthorized captures of passwords over networks.

Support for Windows 2003 Server and Terminal Services

Attachmate EXTRA! X-treme now supports both the Windows Server 2003 operating system and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2003.

Tandem 6530 Support Add-on CD

Available separately, this EXTRA! X-treme add-on CD installs Tandem 6530 support to allow EXTRA! X-treme to emulate Tandem 6530 terminals, providing connections to Tandem mainframe systems.

Undo Functionality for 3270 and 5250 Sessions

EXTRA! X-treme now supports the Undo command when editing in a display session.

Show Host Name on the Taskbar Icon when Session is Minimized

EXTRA! X-treme now displays the Host Name of all host types and connectivities on the taskbar for easy recognition.

Word Wrap in Data Entry

This feature allows normal word wrap functionality within a multi-line field for 3270 sessions. It is enabled/disabled by pressing CTRL + DOWN ARROW, and can be enabled by default on power-up by setting WordWrapEnable=True in the Terminal section of the .EDP file. You will see a "W" in the status line of the session (OIA) when it is enabled.


Installation Notes

For system requirements and installation information, see the Getting Started Guide on the EXTRA! X-treme CD.

Installing EXTRA! on Windows NT 4 Requires Internet Explorer 4.01 or Above

To install EXTRA! on Windows NT 4.0, Internet Explorer 4.01 or above must be installed or the installer will cause an error and EXTRA! will not be installed.

Installation Option Not Supported

Although you can select the option This Feature will be Installed When Required during a custom installation, the option is not supported in this version of EXTRA! X-treme.

Reboot Recommended after Uninstalling

To delete files that may be in use, Attachmate recommends rebooting your computer after uninstalling this product.

FAT16 Not Supported

Before you install EXTRA! X-treme v. 8 under Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0, make sure that Windows is using either the FAT32 or NTFS file system — FAT16 is not supported for EXTRA! X-treme v. 8.

Tandem 6530 Client Option

When using Group Policy to publish EXTRA! X-treme to users, EXTRA! X-treme must be installed before the EXTRA! 6530 Client Option can be installed.

When installing EXTRA! X-treme v. 8 over myEXTRA! Enterprise v. 7.11 with myEXTRA! 6530 Client Option v. 7.11 installed, you must install EXTRA! 6530 Client Option v. 8 to enable Tandem connectivity. Contact your Attachmate Sales representative for information on the EXTRA! 6530 Client Option v. 8.

FTP Support in Tandem

You must install FTP while installing EXTRA! X-treme if you want FTP support in Tandem. (FTP is installed by default.)

DLC Driver for Windows XP Installation

Although the Attachmate DLC driver for Windows XP cannot be covered under the “Designed for Windows XP” logo, it has been tested extensively on the Windows platform and works exceptionally well.

On computers running Windows XP, the DLC driver is installed as part of a Typical installation of EXTRA! X-treme. If, however, you want to install this driver manually on a Windows XP computer, you can do so as follows.

To manually install the DLC driver for Windows XP Classic View
  1. From the Start menu, select Settings, then select Network Connections.

  2. Right-click the Local Area Connection to which you want to add the protocol and select Properties.

  3. Select Install.

  4. Select Protocol, and then click the Add button.

  5. If the Attachmate DLC protocol was previously installed, it will appear in the dialog box and you can select to reinstall it.

    -or-

    Click the Have Disk button, insert the EXTRA! X-treme CD, and then navigate to the following directory:

    \EXTRA!\program files\Attachmate\EXTRA!\

    You can now select the Attachmate DLC Protocol for installation.

  6. If prompted for the location of ATMDLC.SYS, browse to the directory identified in step 5 and select it.

    The DLC driver should now be installed, enabled, and ready for use.

To manually install the DLC driver for Windows XP Normal View
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel, then select Network Connections.

  2. Right-click the Local Area Connection to which you want to add the protocol and select Properties.

  3. Select Install.

  4. Select Protocol, and then click the Add button.

  5. If the Attachmate DLC protocol was previously installed, it will appear in the dialog box and you can select to reinstall it.

    -or-

    Click the Have Disk button, insert the EXTRA! X-treme CD, and then navigate to the following directory:

    \EXTRA!\program files\Attachmate\EXTRA!\

    You can now select the Attachmate DLC Protocol for installation.

  6. If prompted for the location of ATMDLC.SYS, browse to the directory identified in step 5 and select it.

    The DLC driver should now be installed, enabled, and ready for use.

Overinstalls and Testing

EXTRA! X-treme v. 8 supports over-installations on EPC v. 6.4 and later. Minimal testing was performed on EXTRA! X-treme v. 8 on over-installations of EPC v. 6.7 and earlier.

Supported Operating Systems

As of this release, Attachmate currently supports EXTRA! X-treme v. 8 on:

Minimal testing was performed on EXTRA! X-treme v. 8 on Windows 95 OSR2. Attachmate does not support any Microsoft operating system that is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Note Microsoft is currently concluding support for Windows 98 and NT.

Known Issues

Transferring Files to Computers Running Windows XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft is changing their default security settings with Windows XP Service Pack 2 to tighten desktop security. Because Microsoft Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) will be enabled by default, if you are using FTP in EXTRA! to transfer a file to a remote computer which has Windows XP SP2 installed, it is possible that EXTRA! won't be able to establish a Telnet session to the remote host. To resolve this issue, manually open port 23 of the Telnet Server on the remote machine. For further information, visit www.microsoft.com/security/protect/ports.asp.

ActiveX Error When Uninstalling from the Products & Updates Page

When uninstalling products from the Products & Updates page, an error may occur stating that an ActiveX control on this page is unsafe. After producing this error, the Products & Updates page displays "Unknown" as the install status, and does not allow further installations.

To continue uninstalling or installing products from the Products & Updates page
  • Close and reopen Internet Explorer.

    The page will correctly display component status and permit you to install or uninstall products and updates.

Configuring Sessions to Use the Microsoft Implementation of SSL on Windows NT 4

EXTRA! provides two options for securing session configurations with SSL: an Attachmate implementation, and a Microsoft implementation. If you are planning to use the Microsoft implementation, and you are running EXTRA! on Windows NT 4, use the following procedure.

To configure Microsoft SSL on Windows NT 4
  1. Install Active Directory support for NT.

    This file can be found on the Windows 2000 Server CD or you can download it from the Microsoft Web site.

  2. Download and install the Win32 Smart Card Base Components from Microsoft.

    You can download these components from the Microsoft Web site.

  3. In the following entry in the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders Value: SecurityProviders: REG_SZ

    verify that the string includes the listing schannel.dll.

    Expect to see other files named in the string also. If it's not there, add schannel.dll manually.

  4. Verify that you have installed Windows NT 4 Service Pack 4 or later.

  5. Verify that the following two files are on your computer:

    In this directory
    Ensure that this file is present
    EXTRA! install atmssl.dll
    windows/system32 winscard.dll
  6. Restart your computer.

Roaming Profiles

Roaming Profiles is not supported across different Operating Systems.

Running Multiple Sessions in a Portal

When Multiple Instances of a Session is selected in Global Preferences, running a session in a portal is not supported.

Stream Fetches on an AS/400 via 802.2

IBM has disabled support for stream fetches over 802.2 on OS/400 V5R2 and later, which causes browsing an AS/400 using 5250 File Transfer via 802.2 to fail. Attachmate recommends that you change your file transfer method from 802.2 to TCP/IP. If you cannot change your file transfer method, please visit our support Web site at http://www.supportweb.attachmate.com.

SSL (128-bit)

Encryption occurs only if the remote system also supports SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) in TN3270 and TN5250. You must have a secured host or gateway, such as Attachmate SNA Gateway.

Answerback (Asynchronous Sessions Only)

In the Settings - Display General page under Answerback, you may sometimes want to include the left brace character ("{") as part of the answerback string.

To use the left brace character
  • When typing in the dialog box, enclose the left brace character in quotes to display it, as follows:

    "{"

    The string will appear as typed. However, only the left brace character will be sent to the host.

TN3270 Through a Firewall

If you are using TN3270 through a firewall, you will need to edit the [Connection] section of the .EDP file so that NoEcho=YES.

To use TN3270 through a Firewall
  1. Using a text editor, open your SESSION.EDP file, located in the Sessions subdirectory where the product was installed. For example:

    C:\MY DOCUMENTS\EXTRA!\HOSTA.EDP

  2. With the file open, in the [Connection] section, change the NoEcho setting from NO to YES.

Connecting to the Host Using Microsoft SNA Server

EXTRA! X-treme allows host access through a Microsoft SNA Server to mainframe and AS/400 applications and resources. If you need the Microsoft SNA Server client software, it is available on CD2 or via free download from the Microsoft Web site.

The client is not required for TN3270 or TN5250 connections to a Microsoft SNA Server. Contact Microsoft to obtain a Microsoft SNA Server "Client Access License" to ensure that your client software is correctly licensed to access resources through the Microsoft SNA Server.

Note
  • The Windows NT version of the Microsoft SNA Server client is not supported.

  • The Windows 98 version of the client software is supported and can be installed under Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

AS/400 APPN Node Connectivity Limitations

Only one connection type is permitted for a specific host. However, you can configure for multiple connection types, provided the host name is different. For example, an 802.2 connection is made to XYZ400 and then an MPTN connection to XYZ400. The last type connected to XYZ400 will be used (in this case, MPTN).

Also, the connection to a given host can be either a direct connection or pass through connection, but not both. For example, an 802.2 connection is made to XYZ400 and then a second 802.2 connection is made to XYZ400 through UVW400. The last configured definition to XYZ400 will be used (in this case, XYZ400 through UVW400).

NiteApps

Windows 2000 and Windows XP have a number of power management features. EXTRA! takes advantage of Advanced Power Management functionality by responding to power management requests from the operating system. NiteApps can reply to several Power Management Requests. NiteApps displays a message box asking whether the computer should to go into the Power Management mode.

If the
response is
NiteApps
NO Tells the operating system not to go into Sleep mode.
YES Writes a message to the Status Audit log indicating that NiteApps went into Sleep mode.
Note If there is an unsaved scheme/file, NiteApps will save the file with a default filename. In the NiteApps.ini file, located in the sessions folder, there is a section entry and a sub-section entry. You can choose a default action for NiteApps to take whenever it receives a query from the OS to go into SLEEP mode. For example, when Sleep_Prevent=2, NiteApps will always ask whether the user would like the OS to put the machine in Sleep mode.

[Sleep_Options]

Sleep_Prevent=x

If x =
Then
0 Prevent System Sleep
1 Allow System Sleep
2 Query (ask whether the OS should put the machine in Sleep mode)

When Windows Regional Settings use Comma Separators

When Windows Regional Settings use comma separators rather than decimal separators, for commas to work properly, the [Edit Scheme] section of the .EDP file DisableCSVCommaDelimiters needs to be set to TRUE.

To use comma separators in Windows regional settings
  1. Using a text editor, open your SESSION.EDP file, located in the Sessions subdirectory where the product was installed. For example:

    C:\MY DOCUMENTS\EXTRA!\HOSTA.EDP

  2. With the file open, in the [Edit Scheme] section, change the DisableCSVDelimiters setting from FALSE to TRUE.

Using Raster Fonts and Non-Microsoft Video Drivers

Using raster fonts with a non-Microsoft video driver could result in a GPF error. This error occurs most often when using the IntelliMouse to zoom in or out of a session.

Remapping Keys for AS/400 Citrix Users

The default mapping of the key combination CTRL + PLUS SIGN (+) conflicts with Citrix default mapping. There are, however, two possible workarounds: Citrix users can either remap the key in Citrix; or remap it using the Attachmate keyboard remapper.

Upgrading Group Policy

Upgrading from a previous release of EXTRA! to the newest release when using Group Policy requires some additional steps. After upgrading, if the listings in the Group Policy dialog box, under Upgrade Type and Upgrading are Optional and None, then you need to follow these steps. After completion of these steps, once the user logs on, the version 8 release will upgrade the version 7.11 release.

To add a new package to an existing Group Policy after upgrading
  1. From the Group Policy menu select Action, New, Package.

    This will bring up a File Open dialog box.

  2. Select the correct MSI file for the upgrade.

    This will bring up the Deploy Software dialog box.

  3. On the Deploy Software dialog box, select the option Advanced Published or Assigned and click OK.

    This will close the Deploy Software dialog box, and open the Properties page.

  4. Select the Deployment tab.

  5. Choose either Published or Assigned, as preferred.

  6. Select the Upgrades tab.

  7. Click the Add button.

    This brings up the Add Upgrade Package dialog box. The previous release will be listed under Package to Upgrade. Use your mouse to select the previous release.

  8. Select the option Package Can Upgrade Over the Existing Package.

    Take care to select the correct radio button. If you leave the default option Uninstall the Existing Package, Then Install the Upgrade Package selected, then the previously existing package will not be updated.

  9. Select OK.

    This will return you to the Upgrades tab of the Properties page.

  10. Select the checkbox Required Upgrade for Existing Packages.

  11. Select OK to exit the main Properties page.

    To verify that these changes are correct, open the Group Policy dialog box. Under the Upgrade Type column Required will be listed for the latest version, and under the Upgrading column the previous version will be listed.

Host Authentication for SSH

By default, Host Authentication for SSH only works when the SSH server is set up to use DSA keys and when you connect to the Server with your client a DSA fingerprint will be put automatically to the client PC. But if the SSH server is set to use only RSA keys then the connection will fail and following error occurs in the Status Log:

"EXTRA!SSH: No Host Key Alg" (orithm) "

In order to enable RSA key generation with SSH you need to add a "use_SSH2_RSA" string with a value of "Y" to the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Attachmate\EXTRA!\WorkStationUser\Preferences.


Printing

Making New Line Processing Configurable with ByPass WinGDI

If you selected the Bypass Windows GDI printing system option, so that printing to file prints in Raw Output Mode, you can make new line processing configurable by editing the .EPP file.

To make new line processing configurable when ByPass WinGDI is selected
  1. Using a text editor, open your SESSION.EPP file.

  2. In the [Terminal] section, on any line, add the following text:

    Convert NLtoLF = 1

  3. Note This setting works just in the Text Only mode.

Sending Printer-Specific Commands Before and After a Print Job

To set values for AtStartDoc and AtEndDoc to allow printer-specific commands to be sent before and after the print job
  1. Create a printer session and save it.

  2. Open the saved .EPP session file using Notepad or WordPad.

  3. Change the [Terminal] section as shown below:

    [Terminal]

    AtStartDoc="\x1B(0N\x1B"k4S"

    AtEndDoc="\x1BE"

    GeneralBypassWinGDI=1

Note
  • The [Terminal] section is being used both in the display session profile and in the and printer session profile.

  • For the values AtStartDoc and AtEndDoc, do not use the space character between the double quotes — this will cause the whole job to be printed 1 line per page.

  • You need to replace the ByPassWinGDI=1 statement with GeneralBypassWinGDI=1.


File Transfer

Viewing File Transfer

For PC code pages other than 1252, you need to make sure that the application used to view transferred files is configured for the correct subset of the desired font. For example, PC code page 1250, which represents Czech and Croatian, should use the Attachmate (Central Europe) font. (Lucida for Attachmate defaults to subset Western.)

5250 File Transfer

Using file transfer on the AS/400 with NetWare for SAA via TCP/IP may cause your PC to hang in certain situations. To resolve this issue, you will need to change the buffer size in the registry.

To change the DBServer registry entry
  1. Choose Run from the Start menu.

  2. In the Run dialog box, type the following then choose OK:

    regedit

    The Registry Editor appears.

  3. In the left pane, as shown in the following illustration, click the plus sign (+) next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Attachmate, EXTRA, WorkstationUser, and AS400, and then select DBServer.

  4. From the right pane of the Registry Editor, double-click the word MaxDataBufferSize.

  5. In the Value data box, type the following, and then choose OK.

    2000 (HEX)

  6. Exit the Registry Editor.


Batch File Transfer

Requirements and Issues

Known Format Issues


HLLAPI

16-bit HLLAPI on Windows 2000 and Windows XP

EXTRA! X-treme cannot support standard transport 16-bit HLLAPI on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Microsoft does not include COM support for such calls. Under Windows 2000 or Windows XP, 16-bit HLLAPI must use enhanced transport. Enhanced transport is the default setting.
To configure EXTRA! to use Enhanced Transport
  1. Open a session.

  2. Click on Options.

  3. Click on Global Preferences.

  4. Click on the Advanced tab.

  5. Set HLLAPI Transport Type to equal Enhanced Transport.

Presentation Space Sharing

The IBM EHLLAPI and WOSA WinHLLAPI specifications identify a set of session parameters that determine how, or if, the presentation space of a currently connected HLLAPI application is shared. Presentation space sharing has not yet been implemented in Enhanced Transport HLLAPI, therefore multiple HLLAPI applications will be allowed to connect to a single host session at the same time. With Standard Transport HLLAPI, where presentation space sharing HAS been properly implemented, only one HLLAPI application is allowed to connect to a host session at a time, unless an appropriate session parameter has been set in the HLLAPI applications using function 9, Set Session Parameters. A second application, attempting to connect to a session already in use by another HLLAPI application will receive a return code of 11 on the call to ConnectPS (Function 1).

The Reset System Function

HLLAPI programs must use the Reset System Function (21) in their unload routines to allow EXTRA! X-treme 2000 to properly unregister HLLAPI and related OLE resources upon unload. If Reset System is not used, some resources may persist in memory after exiting EXTRA! X-treme.


Macros

Macro Recording on Asynchronous Hosts

The macro recorder automatically inserts WaitHostQuiet statements after every SendKeys operation. For asynchronous hosts, the default Wait time may be too long. This can easily be modified. For example, to wait for only two seconds (rather than the default five), change all the WaitHostQuiet statements to wait for a specific user-defined timeout value and define that value at the start of the macro. Then, when you want to change the value of the Wait time, you only have to make the change in one place.

For example:

WaitValue = 2000 'define this once at start of macro
...
...
WaitHostQuiet(WaitValue) 'change each WaitHostQuiet statement to wait for this user-defined time.

EXTRA! Basic Macros

All EXTRA! Basic macros from all clients run on a single thread. Therefore, when one client's macro displays a dialog box, all other macros are temporarily suspended.

Converting KEA! Macros and Sessions

You can convert KEA! macros and sessions using the Migration wizard as described in the following procedure.

To convert KEA! macros and sessions to EXTRA!
  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Programs.

  2. From the Attachmate EXTRA! X-treme menu, select Migration Wizard.

  3. To convert sessions, from the Migration Wizard window, select KTC_Migrate.

    - or -

    To convert macros, from the Migration Wizard window, select KTM_Migrate.

    The new file is placed in the appropriate folder for use with EXTRA!, and renamed with a new file name extension.


Graphics and EXTRA! X-treme

Tips for Working with Graphics

To view a graphic in the clipboard
  • From the View menu, choose DIB.

To print a graphic or the contents displayed in your EXTRA! X-treme session
  1. From the Edit menu, choose Select All, or highlight the area, then choose Copy or Cut.

  2. Change to the application that supports the DIB format and from which you can print.

  3. Paste the graphic into the program, then print the graphic.

To cut or copy a graphics selection when a graphics cursor is displayed
  1. Using a text editor, open your SESSION.EDP file, located in the Sessions subdirectory where the product was installed. For example:

    C:\PROGRAM FILES\Attachmate\EXTRA!\HOSTA.EDP

  2. With the file open, in the [Terminal] section, change the APAGCSelection setting from FALSE to TRUE.

Running a Graphics Program with TN3270

When you run a graphics program with TN3270, you will need to modify your SESSION.EDP file.

To edit your SESSION.EDP file to run a graphics program with TN3270
  1. Using a text editor, open your SESSION.EDP file, located in the Sessions subdirectory where the product was installed. For example:

    C:\PROGRAM FILES\Attachmate\EXTRA!\HOSTA.EDP

  2. With the file open, in the [Terminal] section, insert the following line of text:

    WCCResetClock=TRUE

Using SAS Host Graphics in a EXTRA! X-treme Session

Because of the complexities involved in displaying SAS host graphics in a Windows graphic environment, you may need to work with the various graphics options available in EXTRA! to achieve optimum results in your EXTRA! display session.

To change the settings in EXTRA! X-treme for SAS
  • Do one of the following:
    To
    Do this
    Match the EXTRA! X-treme graphics display session as closely as possible to the host graphics display you want to emulate From the Settings dialog box Display General page, select one of the graphics settings, and make sure that the host SAS application is set for the same graphics display.
    Adjust for objects that are not displaying proportionally (such as circles or boxes) From the Settings dialog box Display General page, change the display font being used.
    Note The three ATM graphics fonts, ATM Graphics 1:1, ATM Graphics 2:5 and ATM Graphics 3:4, are better suited for displaying host graphics than the standard text fonts offered by EXTRA! X-treme 2000. Choosing the best match depends on the graphic model your session is using and the type of display your PC has.
    Use programmed symbols with an SAS display From the Settings dialog box Display General page, select Support Program Symbols.
    Note Depending on the display model used, and how SAS is using the program symbols, it is sometimes best not to use this feature.
    Use APL characters From the Settings dialog box, Display General page, select Support APL Characters.
    Prevent frequent redrawing of SAS graphics Enable the Graphics Cache option by editing your SESSION.EDP file.

To edit your SESSION.EDP file to enable the Graphics Cache option
  1. Using a text editor, open your SESSION.EDP file, located in the Sessions subdirectory where the product was installed. For example:

    C:\PROGRAM FILES\Attachmate\EXTRA!\HOSTA.EDP

  2. With the file open, in the [Terminal] section, change the APASASExtension setting from FALSE to TRUE.

Editing Images in an Asynchronous Session

Although you can print graphic images directly from EXTRA! in an asynchronous sessions, to copy and paste graphic images, you must select the Bitmap method of Backing Store.


Keyboards

Windows 98 and 84-key Keyboard

If you are running EXTRA! X-treme on Windows 98 and want to use an 84-key keyboard but did not select the default 84-key keyboard during installation, you must go into the system registry of Windows 98 and change the keyboard entry.

To change the system registry keyboard entry
  1. Choose Run from the Start menu.

  2. In the Run dialog box, type the following then choose OK:

    regedit

    The Registry Editor appears.

  3. In the left pane, click the plus sign (+) next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Attachmate, EXTRA!, WorkstationUser, and then select Preferences.

  4. From the right pane of the Registry Editor, double-click Keyboard.

  5. In the Edit String box, type the following, then choose OK.

    key84at

  6. Exit the Registry Editor.

Note HKLM\Software\Attachmate "ATMKeyboard" should be changed to "key84at" as well.

101-Key PC Keyboards and Windows Terminal Server Support

On a 101-key PC keyboard, the Clear function for a 3270 session is typically mapped to the PC's PAUSE key. However, EXTRA! X-treme 3270 sessions that are run from a Windows Terminal Server are unable to use the PAUSE key to invoke the Clear function.

To use the Clear function
  • Using the EXTRA! X-treme Keyboard Remapper, remap the Clear function to another key.


Mouse Controls

Under certain circumstances, the settings in the Mouse Control Panel override EXTRA! X-treme mouse map settings for a mouse wheel or middle mouse button.

If Your Mouse Has a Middle Button

Before mapping your middle mouse button in EXTRA! X-treme, you must first go to the Windows Control Panel and set your middle mouse button action to Middle Button. If the middle button is set to any other action (such as Auto Scroll) in the Mouse Control Panel, the middle button will perform this action rather than the action you assign to it in EXTRA! X-treme.

If Your Mouse Has a Wheel

If your mouse wheel is set to the system's default setting (usually Auto Scroll), the mouse wheel will perform the default action as well as the EXTRA! X-treme action you assign to the wheel button. If you use the control panel to set the mouse wheel to a setting other than the default, the EXTRA! X-treme action you assign to the wheel button will be ignored.


Navigation

Prompting for a User ID or Password During Navigation

When recording pages, all keystrokes, including UserIDs and passwords, are stored in the Navigation Path file. You can avoid storing this sensitive data by configuring the navigation engine to prompt for this information during playback. This is done by editing the path that was recorded by EXTRA! X-treme, and inserting a user prompt. (Refer to the online Help for assistance.)

Once you edit the path, when you navigate to a page or bookmark, you will be prompted to enter a password when you reach the logon screen. The navigation pauses until the data is entered, then sends the data to the current cursor location before continuing to the next screen in the navigation path.

Bookmarks and Recorded Pages

You can turn the Stay Visible feature in the Bookmarks and Recorded Pages window on and off by typing ALT + v. This keystroke performs the same action as clicking the "pushpin" button in the Bookmarks and Recorded Pages window. When Stay Visible is activated, the Bookmarks and Recorded Pages window remains visible even after a bookmark or page has been selected.


Centralized Management of EXTRA! X-treme

Centralized Management Information

You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view the Centralized Management Information that is provided on the EXTRA! Emulation CD. Acrobat can be downloaded free from www.adobe.com.

Downloading Configurations

The Download Configurations from HAS feature in EXTRA! X-treme v. 7.0 is not used in v. 8. Centralized management of configurations is now part of the Management and Control Services (MCS) included in v. 8.

Recommended Screen Size

A minimum screen size of 1024 x 768 pixels is recommended for the Configuration Publisher and Distribution Publisher applications. These centralized management tools are part of the EXTRA! X-treme MCS Administrator's Edition.



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