The following categories are common to all terminal types (3270, VT, and
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.
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.
This dialog allows you to tailor the Font parameters. See the section “Working
with Fonts” later in this chapter for more information.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
This dialog allows you to select the keyboard profile for this session.
If no profile is specified, then the default internal system profile is
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.
This dialog allows you to tailor the mouse functionality. See the section
“Using the Mouse” in Chapter 1 for more information.
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
This option will print a thick black border when you use the Print-Screen
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
This dialog allows you to tailor the toolbar to icons and commands of your
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