Attachmate EXTRA! X-treme
Version 9, Service Pack 2


Release Notes
July 2008

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.

For additional information about EXTRA! X-treme v. 9.0, SP2, visit our support Web site at http://support.attachmate.com.


New in Service Pack 2

The following enhancements are included in EXTRA X-treme v. 9.0 SP2.

Supported Platforms

EXTRA! has been tested with and supports Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3, and Windows Server 2008.

Specifying Encryption Key Strength

If you are using SSL/TLS or FIPS 140-2 security with EXTRA!, you can now specify the encryption key strength that must be used. For example, you can specify that EXTRA! connect over SSL using only encryption algorithms that use 128-bit keys.

In general, Attachmate Security connects using the highest level of security that both EXTRA! and the SSL server support. We recommend against using this new setting without fully understanding the consequences. For more information, see Technical Note 2356.

Eliminating the Prompt for Standby Mode

If you are using Microsoft XP, you now have more control over when your computer goes into standby mode while EXTRA! is running. The default behavior is for EXTRA! to prompt the user before allowing the computer to enter standby mode. If you prefer, you can set EXTRA! to allow the computer to enter standby mode without a prompt, or to prevent the computer from ever entering standby mode while EXTRA! is running.

To change the standby mode
  • From the Global Preferences dialog box:

  • To
    Do this
    Allow the computer to enter standby mode without a prompt Clear the Prevent System Sleep check box.
    Prevent the computer from entering standby mode Select the Prevent System Sleep check box.

When set to the default, which prompts the user to allow the computer to enter standby mode, you'll see a colored square in the check box.

Spell-Checking Changes

The EXTRA! spell-checking function no longer requires you to have Microsoft Word installed. If you prefer, you can still use the Word spell-checking engine by configuring the installation through the Custom Installation Wizard. Additional spell-checking options can also be configured using the CIW.

Color Printing from 3270 Sessions

EXTRA! now supports color and grayscale printing of 3270 terminal session screens.
To enable color or grayscale printing
  • From the Print Screen dialog box, clear the Print in Black and White checkbox.

HotSpot Enhancements

You can now use a variety of delimiters to indicate the presence of a HotSpot, including many non-alphanumeric keyboard characters in addition to spaces. This provides compatibility with the HotSpot behavior of other emulation products.

You can also style text HotSpots as 3D buttons.

Host Selection for 5250 Clients on both IPv4 and IPv6 Networks

If a client exists on both IPv4 and IPv6 networks at the same time, the name for a host may resolve to more than one IP address. To handle this problem for TN5250 sessions, when you enter a host name in the Connection Settings dialog, you can select the correct address from the IP Address dropdown box.

Support Status of 16-bit API Options

Support for 16-bit API options has been discontinued in EXTRA! X-treme.

For more information, see Technical Note 2319.


New in Service Pack 1

The following enhancements are included in EXTRA X-treme v. 9.0 SP1.

Improved Security for TN3270 and TN5250 Connections

A new security option has been added for TN3270 and TN5250 connections. The Attachmate Security module uses cryptography validated to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 and industry standard SSL and TLS protocols for ensuring data integrity and privacy.

To enable the Use Attachmate Security option
  1. From the Configure Connection dialog box, select the Use Attachmate Security option.

  2. Select the desired encryption level.

    Operating the Attachmate security module in FIPS mode limits the encryption algorithms to those meeting the stringent FIPS 140-2 specification, so it is necessary that the server to which EXTRA! connects support the same level of encryption.

    Should you encounter problems connecting with TN3270 or TN5250 transports when Use Attachmate Security is selected, either change the client transport configuration to FIPS 140-2 or clear Use Attachmate Security and choose SSL v3.0.

IPv6 Support

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) support is now available through the Attachmate Security module.

To enable IPv6 support
  1. Select the Use Attachmate Security option in the Configure Connection dialog box.

    Note A connection over an IPv6 network can be made with or without SSL/TLS.
  2. To connect to a host on an IPv6 network without security, set the Level of Encryption to None.

    If IPv6 addresses are detected in the IP Address field, the connection security will automatically be set to Use Attachmate Security.

Changes to Client Certificate Management

Several improvements have been made to the way EXTRA! manages digital certificates for client authentication.

Smart Cards

Hotspot Enhancements

Copy on Select for TN3270 Sessions

TN3270 sessions can be configured to copy text to clipboard as soon as it is selected on the screen.
To enable this feature
  • Choose the Options | Settings - Edit dialog box, and then choose Deselect after Copy or Preserve after Copy.

    The default is disabled.

Additions to the EXTRA! COM Interface

ExtraGotFocus and ExtraLostFocus events have been added to the COM interface for EXTRA!. These COM events are fired if the EXTRA! Session Display loses focus or gains focus.

ActiveX Applications

The EXTRA! COM interfaces have been modified for backward compatibility with version 8.0. Existing ActiveX client applications do not need to be rebuilt if they were developed using EXTRA! v. 8.0 or v. 8.0 SP1. Client applications compiled with other versions of EXTRA! must be recompiled using the new EXTRA! type library available with EXTRA! v. 9.0 SP1.

Splash Screen Control

A setting called ShowSplashScreen has been added to the registry at HKCU\Software\Attachmate\Extra!\WorkStationUser\Preferences.

Installing under Windows Vista or Windows XP

For the default installation of EXTRA! X-treme v. 9, the \sessions, \macros, and \schemes directories should be installed in the \MyDocs or \All Users directories. They should not be installed in the \Program Files directory.

Under Vista, if you specify \Program Files for these directories, the UAC shield icon appears on top of the EXTRA! shortcut icon (the big orange E), indicating that you need elevated or special permissions to run EXTRA! from this location.

EXTRA! 6530 Client Option Enhancements

The EXTRA! 6530 Client Option now provides improved SSL security and Telnet load balancing for TN6530 client connections across separate identically configured hosts.


New in Version 9.0

EXTRA! X-treme v. 9.0 provides a range of significant enhancements, including:

Microsoft Windows Vista Certification

Microsoft Windows Vista certification ensures that EXTRA! X-treme provides increased security, compatibility with next-generation platforms (including 64-bit), more successful installation experiences, and improved application stability.

Reflection Secure FTP Client

The Crypto module included with the Reflection Secure FTP client meets the stringent FIPS 140-2 security requirements, allowing encryption of file transfers using industry standard SSL/TLS or SSH protocols.

SSH Keyboard Interactive Authentication

SSH keyboard interactive authentication aids the administrator in implementing more stringent security requirements for VT host sessions by preventing the user from saving passwords on his or her machine, and requiring that users enter a password when attempting to connect to a UNIX host.

Default Telnet Application Feature

For Telnet applications, you can now make EXTRA! your default browser.

Keyboard Autoreset Option

When this option is selected, if you inadvertently type in a protected field, EXTRA! automatically issues a keyboard reset, moves to the next unprotected field, and then enters your text.

Productivity Pane Focus

Use the keyboard to switch focus between an EXTRA! session and the Productivity pane.

Word Wrap Feature

For 3270 sessions, you can now select to allow word wrap functionality within a multi-line, unprotected field.

EHLLAPI Functions

The following EHLLAPI functions have been implemented:

  80 Start Communication Notification
  81 Query Communication Event
  82 Stop Communication Notification
  For more information about EHLLAPI, refer to the IBM SDK documentation.

Installation Notes

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

Overinstalls and Testing

EXTRA! X-treme v. 9 can be installed over myEXTRA! Enterprise v. 7.11 and EXTRA! X-treme v. 8.0 and 8.0 with SP1. Minimal testing was performed with EXTRA! X-treme v. 9 on over-installations of earlier versions of EXTRA!.

Supported Operating Systems

Attachmate currently supports EXTRA! X-treme v. 9 on:

Attachmate does not support any Microsoft operating system that is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Installing the Custom Installation Wizard

The Custom Installation Wizard can be installed simply by copying CustomInstallationWizard.exe from the Tools folder on the EXTRA! CD to an administrator's hard drive.

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. 9 under Windows 2000, make sure that Windows is using either the FAT32 or NTFS file system — FAT16 is not supported for EXTRA! X-treme v. 9.

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 you install EXTRA! X-treme v. 9 over myEXTRA! Enterprise v. 8 with myEXTRA! 6530 Client Option v. 8 installed, the 6530 Client Option v. 8 is removed. To enable Tandem connectivity, you must install EXTRA! 6530 Client Option v. 9 after you install EXTRA! X-treme v. 9. Contact your Attachmate Sales representative for information on the EXTRA! 6530 Client Option v. 9.

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.

Note The DLC driver cannot be installed on Windows Vista.

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.


Known Issues

Roaming Profiles

Roaming Profiles is not supported across different Operating Systems.

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.support.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.

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, you can obtain it from the Microsoft SNA Server or Host Integration Server install CD or directly from Microsoft. It is recommended that the client software match the SNA Server or Host Integration Server version installed and that the latest copy be obtained and installed on the clients.

The SNA Server client software 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.

  • The Microsoft HIS 2004 client is supported.

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).

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.

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 Format Issues


HLLAPI and OLE

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 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.

Sessions Open as Visible

In myEXTRA! Enterprise v. 7.11 and earlier, a host session opened by an OLE Automation Open call is not visible on opening. In EXTRA! X-treme v. 8.0, the session is visible when OLE Open is used. In EXTRA! X-treme v. 9.0, this behavior has been updated to be consistent with 7.11 — the OLE Open call does not open a visible session.


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.

Using the Minimize or Maximize Buttons with Macros

When a macro document is maximized within the macro editor, the minimize/maximize/close controls in the macro titlebar disappear. To un-maximize a macro document, you must choose tile or cascade from the Window menu.


Microsoft

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.

Using Help

Microsoft Vista does not include the software necessary for viewing the Help from the EXTRA! UI. To use Help, you must download the Help software from the Microsoft Web site. Help will continue to function normally on Windows XP and Windows 2000.


Global Preferences

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.

Protecting Passwords

Although the global option Set Macro Password Box is available for all host types, it is applied only to IBM Mainframe sessions, and is ignored for other sessions.


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

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.

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.


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

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.



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