In addition to rock-solid telnet, SSH and SSL/TLS connectivity, TinyTERM for
Mac has several features to increase usability. Quick access to connecting and
disconnecting, coupled with the ability to open multiple tabs and windows, and to
import and export settings for use with other desktop
TinyTERM products, gives users flexibility and enhanced productivity.
Multiple Tabs and Windows
To open a new tab in the current window, select New Emulator Tab from the
File menu, or type ⌘T. The new tab opens with the current
To open a new window, select New Emulator Window or type type ⌘N.
A new window opens, again with the current configuration. In either case, typing
type ⌘, to bring up the Preferences dialog allows you to select
or create a different configuration if desired.
Function Key Button Bar
The function key button bar has been updated to be
fully customizable. Function keys on the default
layouts can be clicked in place of using those the physical keyboard, and will act as
the function keys from the selected terminal emulation.
The button bar can also be turned on or off on from the Edit menu, or at a
single keystroke To bring it up or hide it from the main keyboard, type ⌘K.
In addition to the keyboard shortcuts described above, most menu items can be
accessed with one. For example, you can print the screen by selecting Print
Screen from the File menu, or by typing ⌘P. Copy and paste
use the Mac-standare ⌘C and ⌘V shortcuts. And each window
is assigned its own numeric shortcut in the order opened. So the first window can
be reached with ⌘1, the second with ⌘2, etc.
TinyTERM for Mac has one feature that cannot be accessed through the Preferences, telnet keepalive.
This feature is available only through changing a setting in the appropriate connection configuration
Connection files are stored in the Mac's Application Library. They have a
To locate the files, open a Finder windows. From the Go menu, select Go to Folder...
Enter this folder name:
This will open TinyTERM's Application Support folder and display a list of files, including the
.tpx files. The files have randomly generated names.
To activate telnet keepalive for a configuration, open the connection file in TextEdit or another
text editor application. Move to the end of the file. After the last entry, add this line:
The number after the = sign is the number of seconds TinyTERM will sit idle. In the example above
that's 300 seconds or five minutes. Adjust this number to your needs, or set it to 0 to disable
the telnet keepalive.
After that much time with no activity, TinyTERM will send a telnet NOP packet to the host. This will only work for telnet
connections, not local or SSH connections.