The following categories are common to all terminal types (3270, VT, and 5250):

Colors Category

This dialog allows you to change the field colors. See the section “Session Colors” later in this chapter.

Color Palette Category

This dialog allows you to modify the color combinations used to create the base 16 colors used by the program. See the section “Customizing Colors” later in this chapter for more information.

Cursor Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the cursor options.

Cursor Type This option sets the cursor type, either a block, underscore, or vertical bar.

Cursor Mode This option sets the  cursor mode. It can be either solid or blinking. Blinking is the default.

Mouse Select Mode This option sets the highlighting mode used when you select a block of text with the mouse. It can be either a reverse highlight or a rubber-band mode.

Auto Copy Selected Text This option enables the system to automatically copy the highlighted text to the clipboard and remove the selection frame once you finish highlighting a block of text. This option is particularly useful in VT terminal mode. Combined with the Paste assigned to the right mouse button, this allows easy copy and paste operations.

Font Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the Font parameters. See the section “Working with Fonts” later in this chapter for more information.

General Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the general session options.


This option enables or disables all sounds produced by the emulator.


When enabled, this option causes a beep to sound when a session which is not the active window is updated by the host system.

Type Ahead

This option enables the Type Ahead feature. Type Ahead allows you to keep typing after an Attention generating key is pressed. All keys are stored in the type ahead buffer and the keys are processed when the host system unlocks the keyboard. The type ahead buffer can be cleared by pressing the Reset-Type-Ahead key (default is Ctrl-H). This option appears only in 3270 and 5250 modes.

Start Profile Automatically

This option is used to start the profile automatically when the emulator is started with no command line options. Note that if you enable this feature, and you configure the emulator to automatically close the session window upon disconnect from the host, and you cannot connect to the specified host, it will be impossible to start IntelliTerm to activate another profile. Under these extreme circumstances you must manually edit the ITERM.INI file to turn this feature off. To do this, search for “Auto Connect=On” under the profile you specified as your autostart profile and delete it.

Save Profile on Window Close

This option causes the program to save the current settings to the session profile automatically when the session window is closed.

Upon Disconnect from Host

This option enables you to choose the action taken by the emulator when the session is terminated by the host system. When you logoff a host, the telnet session is normally closed. This option allows the emulator to detect this and perform the action you have specified. This makes Distinct IntelliTerm work like a real

local-attached terminal.

Auto Start Quick-Key

The Quick-Key name entered here is automatically executed when a new session is created. This allows you to automate certain login operations. To view the list of existing Quick-Keys, press the down arrow button located at the right edge of the edit field. You can also enter an external Macro name. To force the system to execute an external macro, make sure the name contains any directory character such as a period, backslash, or colon.

Search for Available Hosts

This option enables IntelliTerm to automatically start and close profiles until a login prompt is presented to the user. The search order must be configured by the user before this feature will work. To configure a search order, click the Search Pref button. See also Saving Time with Host Searching earlier in this chapter.

Host Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the host name and session name options.

IP Host/Gateway This option sets the IP host name or address (for
the session profile).

Telnet Name Override This option allows you to override the name used in the telnet negotiation when connecting to a host system. Usually, the name is in the form “IBM-327x-y-E” where the ‘x’ is an 8 or 9 and the y is the model type (2,3,4,5). The “-E” is appended when Extended Attributes are enabled.

Session Long Name This name (up to 8 characters) appears in the Operator Information Area, in the window caption, and as the session reference under the Window menu option.

Session Password This option allows you to enter a password which is stored in an encrypted format on disk. The data entered here can be accessed through the command function called “Password”. This is normally used for IBM systems.

TCP Port This option allows you to change the default Telnet Port number. The default port is 23.

Connect time out This option specifies the amount of time in seconds that the system will wait for a connection before returning an error. If you connect to very busy systems increasing this value should reduce your connection failure rate.

Keyboard Category

This dialog allows you to select the keyboard profile for this session. If no profile is specified, then the default internal system profile is used.

Keyboard Profile Select the keyboard profile which will be active for this session and profile. To create a new keyboard profile you need to select Keyboard Mapping from Terminal Settings in the Options menu.

Mouse Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the mouse functionality. See the section “Using the Mouse” in Chapter 1 for more information.

Print Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the printing options that are used with the Print Screen and Print-Raw commands.

Add FormFeed After Raw Print Screen

The functions Print-Raw and Print-Raw-LPTx are used to perform ASCII print screens directly to the printer port. This option sends a formfeed at the end of the screen to eject the page. To disable this feature, clear the checkbox.

Print Border

This option will print a thick black border when you use the Print-Screen function.

Print Operator Information Area

This option will print the Operator Information Area (last line of the screen) when using the Print-Screen or Print-Raw functions.

Print Screen Location

This option determines the location of the screen print when using the Print-Screen function.

Toolbar Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the toolbar to icons and commands of your choice.

Tool to Change This list box displays the currently defined buttons. Select the button in the box that you wish to change. Entries marked [space] are empty slots which can be replaced by additional buttons. To leave all currently defined buttons unchanged and add a new button at the end of the toolbar, select the first or second [space] following the Toggle-Scrollback button.

Button This list box displays the list of available icons that can be placed on the toolbar.

Select Function Type This option selects what commands will be displayed in the list box below it. This allows you to view the available functions in logical groups.

[Space] This button changes the current entry to an unused slot.

Change This option changes the tool to the new button and/or command.

Reset All This option resets all the tools to their default system values.

Reset Tool This option resets the current tool to its default value.

Windows Title Category

This dialog allows you to tailor the name for the current session window. The options are created in the order they appear in the dialog box.

Short Name This option adds the EHLLAPI short name to the title.

Long Name This option adds the Session Long Name, configured in the Host Category, to the title.

Profile Name This option adds the profile name to the title.

Dimensions This option adds the terminal window dimensions to the title.

Use Separator This option instructs the program to use a hyphen as the option separator.


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