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Keyboard & Mouse Tab (Terminal Setup Dialog Box)

Getting there

Keyboard modes

 

Auto repeat

Select to make most keys repeat when pressed. The Shift, Return, and Ctrl keys do not auto repeat.

 

Break enabled

Select to enable the Break function. When cleared, both the Break command and the VtF5 (Break) keystroke (Ctrl+Break) are disabled.

 

Local echo

Select to cause each character typed at the keyboard to be immediately displayed on the screen. When you're communicating with the host computer, each character typed at the keyboard is transmitted to the host. Most host systems (for example, a VAX running VMS) immediately send the same character back to the terminal (that is, echo the character). The character is not displayed on the screen until it is received back from the host.

When you're online and you select this option, each character is sent two places: directly to display memory (the screen), and to the host computer. On an echoing host system, this means that each character you type appears twice on the screen. Select this option only when communicating with host systems that do not echo each typed character; for example, some public networks.

Bells

 

Margin bell

Select to have your computer beep when the cursor is eight characters from the right margin.

 

Warning bell

Select to have your computer beep when the ASCII bell character (Bel, decimal 7) is received from the host or entered from the keyboard.

To disable the format bell (which beeps, for example, when Reflection encounters an unprotected field), clear the Warning bell option.

Terminal keys

 

VT backspace sends

Select the function that you want your Backspace key to send.

You can also remap the Backspace key using the Keyboard Mapper. Doing so has no effect on the VT backspace sends option. However, this option is affected when you remap the VtBackArrow terminal keystroke.

 

Cursor keys

This option controls the characters that the four Arrow keys (on both the numeric and editing keypad) transmit. This setting is typically set by the host and is not saved to the session document.

If the Arrow keys aren't working properly, it may mean that this option remained incorrectly set to Application when a host program terminated abnormally. If changing this setting back to Normal doesn't fix the problem with the Arrow keys, check the value set for Terminal ID, and verify that it matches the type of terminal the host expects. The VT52 setting, for instance, sends different cursor key codes than the other (ANSI) modes.

Note: This feature is unavailable for WYSE emulation.

 

Keypad

This option controls the characters that the numeric keypad keys transmit. This setting is typically set by the host and is not saved to the session document.

If the number or PF keys aren't working properly, it may mean that this option remained incorrectly set to Application when a host program terminated abnormally. If changing this setting back to Numeric doesn't fix the numeric keypad, check the VT operating level Mode and make sure it matches that of the host. The VT52 setting, for instance, sends different keypad codes than the other (ANSI) modes.

Note: This feature is unavailable for WYSE emulation.

Keyboard shortcuts

 

Note: Settings in the Keyboard Mapper override these options.

 

Standard File and Edit menu shortcuts

Select to enable the following keyboard shortcuts:

 

 

PC keystroke

Terminal function

 

 

Ctrl+A

Select All

 

 

Ctrl+C

Copy

 

 

Ctrl+F

Find

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+F

Find Next

 

 

Ctrl+O

Open File

 

 

Ctrl+P

Print File

 

 

Ctrl+V

Paste

 

 

Ctrl+X

Cut

 

Hold Screen shortcuts

Select to have Reflection use Ctrl+Q to start and Ctrl+S to stop the processing of data from the host.

Clear Hold Screen shortcuts if you use a host application (such as EMACS) that requires the use of the Ctrl+S and Ctrl+Q characters. Clearing this option allows the Ctrl+S keystroke to send to the host a Ctrl+S character (ASCII decimal 19), and the Ctrl+Q keystroke to send to the host a Ctrl+Q character (ASCII decimal 17).

Mouse shortcuts

 

Always copy selected text to the clipboard

Text selected using the left mouse button and drag action is copied to the Clipboard when you release the mouse button.

 

Right-click pastes clipboard text

The contents of the Clipboard is pasted into Reflection at the cursor location when the right mouse button is clicked.

Note: Settings in the Mouse Mapper override these options.

 

Middle button pastes clipboard text

The contents of the Clipboard is pasted into Reflection at the cursor location when the middle mouse button is clicked.

Note: Settings in the Mouse Mapper override these options.

Related Topics

Select Terminal Type Dialog Box

Using Keyboard Maps

Using Mouse Maps