Creating a new configuration is quick and easy in TinyTERM. When you
first open the application, it automatically connects to the local shell. (You can
disconnect at this point, or you can leave the connection open.) To create a new
connection configuration, go to the TinyTERM menu and select
Preferences, or type ⌘, (command-comma). The Connection Settings dialog opens:
Select one of the existing configurations, or click the +
button to add a new
connection. Change the Configuration Name
If you want this
configuration to be used automatically on opening TinyTERM, click the Set As
Default button. This will move the configuration name to the top of the list,
and label it with the (Default) tag.
At this point you'll need your connection specifics. At a minimum, you need to
specify a Local, Telnet, SSL/TLS or SSH connection. For
connections other than local, you'll also need the
Hostname or IP address of the server. If you're using the SSH protocol,
you need the Username, and you may also need to check the Use public
key for SSH box.
The default Port is determined by the Protocol: 22 for SSH, 23 for
telnet or SSL/TLS.
On some systems, these do not use default values as an added security measure. In
that case, you'll need to enter the correct Port as well. And
if you are connecting via SSH, you'll also need to enter a Username and configure the
Setting the Close on Disconnect check box will cause the current TinyTERM tab
to close when the session is disconnected. This normally happens at logout, or when you select
Disconnect from the Connection menu. If only one tab is open in the TinyTERM window,
the window will close also.
Turning on the Prevent Disconnect While Logged In setting will prevent the user from being
able to disconnect or close the session, so long as the current connection is active. The host must
disconnect the session before TinyTERM can be closed. This happens automatically after logging out.
After entering the connection information, go to the Emulation tab.
Select the terminal Emulation your host application requires. If the host
system supports automatic adjustment of the lines and columns on when you resize
the emulator window, check the Extend lines/columns when resizing box and
select a preferred Font Size. Otherwise, make sure that box is not checked,
and set the Lines and Columns to match the host application requirements.
The optional Terminal Type String causes TinyTERM ITX to report a terminal type
other than the one selected. More information on that is in our
The default Code Page works for most English-language hosts.
For more information on code pages, please refer to
our white paper.
The On-Screen Keyboard is hidden by default. Checking the Show box
will put it at the bottom of the TinyTERM ITX window. It includes three options:
- Basic Function Keys: displays F1-F12
- IBM3151: displays F1-F12, as well as "Send" and "Send Line" keys
- VT220: displays PF1-PF4, F6-F20, and "Help" and "Do" keys
The on-screen keyboard is also fully customizable. If
none of the included layouts meets your needs, you can edit them or add new ones.
Decode UTF-8 enables and disables UTF-8 interpretation of data.
It's required for virtually all Linux hosts, and is used by most modern UNIX
flavors as well. If there's a problem with graphics display on some screens,
change this setting first.
The Backspace Sends DEL switch determines the action of the ⌫
key. In the OFF position, the key sends a backspace (ASCII 8). The
ON position causes it to send DEL (ASCII 127) instead.
Ignore graphics parity bit causes TinyTERM to ignore the high bit in eight-bit
communications. Some older systems require this for correct display.
Clear screen to scrollback buffer changes the way TinyTERM writes data to its scrollback
buffer. With this option turned on, every time the screen is updated or cleared as a whole, the screen
first gets saved for scrollback. This allows you to scroll through complete data from screen-oriented
With Clear screen to scrollback buffer turned off, TinyTERM saves data as it scrolls off the
top of the screen, such as in a directory listing. Applications that update the entire screen aren't
saved unless the data scrolls off the screen line by line.
Default cursor type sets the standard display style for the cursor. Some terminal emulation types
allow the host system to override this.
The Attributes tab has optional color setttings.
They are fairly self-explanatory. Changes made here take effect for anything
displayed in the window after clicking Apply, but do not change any text already
Saving the Configuration
When finished, click the Apply button to return to the TinyTERM
ITX window. Or click the Connect button to connect immediately. This will end
the current connection, switching to the new configuration.
In either case, the configuration
is automatically saved in TinyTERM ITX's list. You can use it at any time by selecting
the configuration name and clicking the Connect button.