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Configure Terminal Settings Dialog Box

Getting there

From this dialog box, you can set input and other options for your 5250 terminal.

Display

Use dots to separate columns

Select to use periods as column separators. This is the default unless you are running a Japanese operating system.

Use vertical lines to separate columns

Select to use vertical lines as column separators. This is the default if you are running a Japanese version of the product.

Disable text blinking

When selected, text set to blink by the host does not blink.

Blink rate

Specifies the speed at which text set to blink by the host blinks.

Status line

Select the type of status line to display at the bottom of the terminal window when your session is connected.

This option

Uses

3488 Status Line

Symbols to represent various conditions and is based on the status line you see on newer 5250 terminals from IBM.

5250 Status Line

Character pairs to represent various conditions. The characters are always shown but appear in inverse video when the condition is true.

For example, when the system is not available, the letters SA appear in regular video. However, when the system is available, the letters appear in inverse video.

Debug Status Line

The 5250 datastream for troubleshooting. If you contact Attachmate Technical Support, you may be asked to use the Debug Status Line to help diagnose the problem. This option is for users with an intimate knowledge of the 5250 datastream.

Input

Word Wrap

 

Select the way you want word wrap to be handled.  If word wrap is enabled, text is wrapped from one entry field to the next on a word boundary if possible; if word wrap is disabled, text continues from one entry field to the next without regard to word boundaries.

Host controls word wrap                     

The host is allowed to enable or disable word wrap on a per-field basis.

Enable word wrap                               

Word wrap is enabled for all entry fields regardless of host settings.

Disable word wrap

Word wrap is disabled for all entry fields regardless of host settings.

Type Ahead

 

Select the way you want type-ahead to be handled.  If type-ahead is enabled, typed characters are buffered while the host is not ready for data; if type-ahead is disabled, typed characters are ignored until the host is ready for data.

Host controls type-ahead                     

The host is allowed to enable or disable type-ahead.

Enable type-ahead

Type-ahead is enabled regardless of host settings.

Disable type-ahead

Type-ahead is disabled regardless of host settings.

Keyboard Error

 

Select the way you want keyboard errors to be handled.

No auto reset when a keyboard error occurs

Before you can resume data entry, you must press Reset to clear the error message.

Auto reset when a keyboard error occurs

The next key you press clears the error and attempts to execute the keystroke as follows:

If

This occurs

The cursor is in a valid input field and the key is a data key

The data is entered there if it is valid data for that field (for example, a numeric character in an input field that only accepts numbers).

Otherwise, the cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and if the data is valid for that field, it is entered there.

The cursor is in a valid input field and the key is a function key

The key operation is executed.

Otherwise, the cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and the key is ignored.

The current screen contains no valid input fields

An error message appears with each keystroke you press, and no keystrokes are executed.

Auto reset without error message

You don't need to press Reset to clear a keyboard error. No error is reported and the next key you press attempts to execute the keystroke as follows:

If the cursor

This occurs

Is in a valid input field

The key is ignored. This is true for both data keys and function keys.

Is not in a valid input field and the key is a data key

The cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and if the data is valid for that field, it is entered there.

Is not in a valid input field and the key is a function key

The cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and the key is ignored.

Use this value with caution, because it prevents notification of keyboard errors.

Beep when keyboard error is detected

You'll hear a beep when you encounter a keyboard error.

Note: If you select Auto reset without error message, it's recommended that you also select this option, so that you'll know when a keyboard error occurs.

Miscellaneous

Preserve entry mode

When selected, the session remains in extended graphics mode or hexadecimal mode indefinitely after you enter either mode. Use the same keystroke to exit these modes as you use to enter them.

When this option is not selected, the session automatically exits extended graphics mode after you enter a graphic or diacritical character, and automatically exits hexadecimal mode after you enter a hexadecimal pair.

Enable host beep

When selected, beeps sent by the host are sounded.

Enable AID field exit mode

When selected, unrestricted sending of AID key values (F1-F24 only) to the host from restricted input fields is allowed.

Support double-byte character set

Select to use Asian languages such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean in your terminal session.

Related Topics

Configure Connection Settings Dialog Box (5250)

Configure Advanced Connection Settings Dialog Box

Set Up Backup Connection Settings Dialog Box

3488 Status Line

5250 Status Line

Debug Status Line