Overview: Express Terminal Keyboard Remapper

Terminal keyboards are different than computer keyboards. For example, many terminal keyboards have a Transmit key, which computer keyboards do not have. To enable a computer to communicate with a host in the same way as a terminal, each viewer has a built-in set of default keystrokes that perform terminal functions. For example, you might perform Transmit by pressing the Enter key. In addition, some viewers come with keyboard maps. A keyboard map is a file that defines what function each key on a computer keyboard performs. For example, the F2 key might be mapped to perform Transmit. The viewer configuration determines which keyboard map is used (if any).

The Keyboard Remapper includes the Actions Tree—an expandable list of keystroke actions—in the left frame, and a keyboard layout in the right frame. Keystroke actions send keystrokes to the active application on the host. By mapping specific actions to keyboard keys, you create shortcuts that reduce the amount of time it takes to perform a task.

The Actions Tree

Right-click any action in the Actions tree to access the available commands. If you view the properties of an action, the Keystrokes Action page appears, and displays a description and indicates which keys the action sends to the host. You will not be allowed to edit keystrokes reserved by the operating system.

For more information about how to create or modify keystroke actions, see Creating an Express Terminal Keystroke Action.

Note To return to the Keyboard Remapper from the Keystrokes Action page, click Keyboard, the top level item in the Actions Tree.

The Keyboard Layout Map

You can drag command or keystroke actions to the layout map to map host functions to your PC keyboard keys.

For more information about how to map actions to keys, see Creating an Express Terminal Keyboard Map. To remove actions, right-click the mapped key, and choose Unmap Key. Once you've created your Express Terminal keyboard map, you can assign it to configurations.

Note You can remove actions that you have mapped to a key, but you cannot remove the default actions.
Related Topics
Bullet Express Terminal Viewers, Overview
Bullet Creating an Express Terminal Keystroke Action
Bullet Creating an Express Terminal Keyboard Map
Bullet Assigning a Keyboard Map to a Configuration