The hotspots feature allows Distinct IntelliTerm to press action keys by
analyzing the text on the terminal screen. For example, many 3270 electronic
mail packages have the PF key legend at the bottom of the screen. The format
is usually something like:
If you double-click the left mouse button on any point of the PF2 text,
Distinct IntelliTerm will press PF2 automatically.
There are three default groups of hotspots which are enabled when you use
Distinct IntelliTerm for the first time. They are listed in the Define
Hotspots dialog box.
The text legends must be delimited on the left side with a blank, null
character or field attribute. The right delimiter must be a blank, colon,
equal sign, or a field attribute.
For example, the system would be able to interpret the line:
“ PF2:READ ”
But it would not be able to interpret the line:
“ ,PF2:READ ”
In the latter, the offending character is the comma beside the word PF2.
To access the Define Hotspots dialog box, select Hotspots from the Options
In the dialog box, the text “More...” will activate the F2
Adding New Hotspots
You can assign system commands, action keys, editing keys, quick keys or
macros to a Hotspot Text.
To add a new hotspot, first enter the text you wish to use as the hotspot
text. Next, select Commands or Macros to view the available commands or
macros in the list box. Finally, select an action in the list box and click
on the Set button. The new combination will be added to the Hotspot Text
list box, and the selected action will appear in the Hotspot Action box.
There is no limit to the number of hotspot entries that you can add. Hotspots
are saved for each terminal type. This means that hotspots defined for
3270 ttype sessions will not be visible from VT type sessions and vice
The option Case sensitive hotspots is a system wide feature. Checking this
option will affect all hotspot entries currently defined.
To delete a hotspot definition, select the hotspot text in the list box
and select the Delete button.
Saving Hotspot Entries
All Hotspot entries and options are automatically saved to a global profile
when you select the Close button. They are saved in the ITERM.INI file
in your Windows directory. You do not need to save your user profile in
order to save the hotspot entries.
To view hotspots, check the Show Hotspots item in the Display category
of the Session Profile dialog box. This will display the hotspot text as
black text on a gray background.