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#603
Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
Now that SFTP is complete, will you be looking to add the multiple tab configurations again? This is when opening AT you can have it automatically open X number of tabs and run a different login script for each one? I know I had asked about a few other things, extended macro ability being one, but can't recall now.. I've been away from here for some time but wanted to check back in as our "official" telnet client kinda stinks. :-)

Also, I notice that each time I open a new tab, the entire client resizes its self back to a larger size - which is actually wider than my screen. Is there any way to prevent this from happening?

Jason

[ January 02, 2008, 02:19 PM: Message edited by: Brian T. Pence ]
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
will you be looking to add the multiple tab configurations again? Yes, I'll be adding that soon. I actually started it in version 6, but had to drop it because the SFTP client was more work than I anticipated. Login scripting (or scripting in general) may or may not come at the same time.

Also, I notice that each time I open a new tab, the entire client resizes its self back to a larger size This should not be happening. In fact, I thought I specifically coded Absolute to *prevent* this from happening. Only opening the fist tab should set the size of the client window. Each subsequent tab should use the existing size.

How are you opening the secondary tabs? File->Open? Click in explorer? More details please, and send me a copy of your .tnt file. It may prove useful.
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hi Brian,

I open AT, create my connection, shrink the physical size of the application (its default is wider than my screen at 1280x1024) and then click on the white button (New Connection File), connect to my server (type in its name and press enter) and then the entire application resizes its self to the larger size.

I'll email my .tnt file.

Jason
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
More details please, and send me a copy of your .tnt file. It may prove useful.Where is the .tnt file? I don't have one in my Absolute Telnet directory.

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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
It sounds like your host is manipulating the terminal size at login time. Can you send me a log of a session? Here's what you do...

1. Disconnect from the host, but leave the tab open
2. Return the window to the normal smaller size
3. Use File->Open LOG to start spooling the session to a logfile
4. Start the login again. Did the window change size?
5. Use File->Close LOG to close the logfile.
6. Zip up the logfile and send it to me.

Where is the .tnt file?After you set your connection settings (hostname, port, protocol, etc), you can use the File->Save command to save these settings in a session file (.tnt file). I usually keep mine in my documents directory, the desktop, or the quick-launch bar depending on how often I use them. Keep these files handy. A quick click on one can restart Absolute with those same settings so you don't have to enter them again.
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
Brian,

Reconnecting does not cause this problem. When I click the white "New Connection File" button on the tool bar or select File/New Connection File this happens. Existing tabs remain where they are placed regardless of connection status.

I'll try saving the tnt file and see if that makes a difference.

Jason
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
Do this for me....

After you click 'new connection file', but before you click OK, check the 'Appearance' tab and tell me what the 'rows' and 'columns' values are.
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
Brian,

Rows are 24 and columns are 2500.

I actually need columns to be extended because I run a lot of SQL queries from my telnet session and the data would be completely garbled if it word-wrapped.

If the column size is the problem would there be a way to prevent this external sizing from happening regardless of the size?

Jason
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
What you are experiencing is definitely related to the 2500 character width.

Try this...

1. Set the columns to 2500
2. Enable the horizontal scroll bar (Appearance tab)
3. Set the window size the way you want it
4. Set other connection parameters
5. Save this configuration to a .tnt file on your desktop
6. Close Absolute
7. Re-open Absolute by double-clicking the .tnt file.

Absolute is trying to set the size of the window when you create a new connection file based off of your selected font size, rows, columns etc.

Re-opening an existing session file will restore all of your preferences including window size.
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
Brian,

That works, but its a bit odd to have to open all additional tabs by going back to my desktop and double clicking the tnt file. Any chance you might put in a fix for future releases so that doesn't have to be done?

Thanks for the help.

Jason
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 3 Months ago  
That's not the only way to open them.

If it was opened recently, you will find it on the MRU list on the File-> menu. Or, you can use the File->Open menu to get a list of connections to open in a given folder.

For example, lets say you create a folder called 'connections' on the desktop and drop .tnt files in there for each host you connect to. If absolute is not running, you can open this folder and double-click a connection file to start AbsoluteTelnet with thos parameters. Double-clicking another connection file will open a second tab, etc... Inside of Absolute, you can open a third tab by choosing a connection from the MRU list or clicking File->Open to choose from all of the session files in your 'connections' folder.

I prefer to keep my connections on the task bar's quick-launch bar. This way they are always handy.

It's really quite a flexible way to maintian the config info if you take some time to get comfortable with it.
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 2 Months ago  
Jason,

Has everything worked out ok? I just wanted to check and make sure you were satisfied with the solution we came up with..

Regards,

Brian
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years, 2 Months ago  
Hi Brian,

I added the tnt file to my quick launch. I guess it will do.. I haven't spent too much time with the product since, although I think I'll get off my butt and purchase it once those next updates are available. I really don't care too much for the companies "sponsored" telnet client. :-) Too bad I don't know of a way to get you access to our internals so you could code some work specific features. I know I'm not the only one that doesn't like MRWIN.

Thanks,

Jason
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Re: Multiple tab configurations 12 Years ago  
Originally posted by Brian T. Pence:
will you be looking to add the multiple tab configurations again? Yes, I'll be adding that soon. I actually started it in version 6, but had to drop it because the SFTP client was more work than I anticipated. Login scripting (or scripting in general) may or may not come at the same time.
Hi, was just wondering what the status of this feature was. When I start AT the first thing I always do is open about 10 tabs, to have multiple connections open to four different servers. I'd really love to see this feature, even if it just did the equivalent of launching the .tnt file like I do now.

Thanks,
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