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Create a Custom Keyboard Map

Host terminal and PC keyboards have different sets of keys; for example, many terminal keyboards have a Transmit key, but PC keyboards do not. Reflection pre-configures each session document with a built-in "keyboard map," substituting a PC key (or combination of keys) for the terminal function, so that a PC can communicate with a host in the same way as a terminal. You can create a custom keyboard map by adding, removing, or redefining keystroke combinations from an existing keyboard map.

To create a custom keyboard map

  1. Open the Document Settings dialog box.
  2. In the Settings dialog box, under Input Devices, click Manage Keyboard Map.
  3. In the Manage Keyboard Map dialog box, click Create a new keyboard map from an existing keyboard map file.
  4. In the Create a New Keyboard Map file dialog box, select a keyboard map file to use as a template for your new file (for example, Default 3270.xkb).
  5. If you want to use the new keyboard map file in your current session, choose Use the new file in the current session document.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Do one of the following:

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    Add a keystroke definition

    Under Map Keys, enter a key combination (keystroke) in the box, click the Select Action menu, and then choose Send Key.

    From the Key drop-down box, choose the host terminal key to which you want to map, and then click OK.

    Change the definition of a keystroke

    Select the key combination you want to change and click Modify.

    Specify an action for the keystroke, and then click OK.

    Remove a keystroke definition

    Select the key combination you want to remove, and then click Delete.

  8. When you are done making changes, click OK.
  9. When prompted, save the new keyboard map in the Keyboard Maps folder.
  10. If you are prompted that this is not a secure location, click Yes.

    The file is saved in your Documents\Attachmate\Reflection\Keyboard Maps folder.

Related Topics

Select the Keyboard Map for a Session

Create a New Keyboard Map File Dialog Box