TinyTERM for iOS supports four categories of gestures. These are designed to make TinyTERM easier to use, whether by offering quick access to commonly used features, or by allowing you to customize TinyTERM's appearance and behavior.
- Tap and drag
In landscape orientation and with zoom mode on, holding and moving a single finger on the screen moves around the view port. If the text is minimized, then it will all fit on screen, so no dragging is needed.
Tapping this button changes it from four outward-facing arrows to a single one pointing up. This is scrollback mode. Dragging a finger in the emulation screen in this mode scrolls through the buffer, showing prior text displays. This operation can be very fast, especially when a large amount of text is in the buffer.
- Double tap
Double-tapping the emulator screen displays or hides the keyboard. Double-tapping with two fingers starts a scan with the rear camera.
- Tap and hold
Holding one finger down starts text selection for copy, or offers the option to paste text. Paste always happens at the current cursor position.
- Pinch zoom
In landscape orientation and zoom mode, this resizes the font between full size and fitting all text in the view port. Any size in between is available. This operation is disabled in portrait mode.
- Keyboard swipe
Swiping left or right on TinyTERM's custom keyboard changes to the next main layout. The default iOS system keyboard is not included in the layouts accessible via swiping.
To Disable Keyboard Swipe
Keyboard swipe is controlled by the
file, contained within the exported TinyTERM settings. To disable keyboard swipe,
export and unzip the
TinyTERMConfig.ttconfig file. Edit the file
Preferences.ttsettings using any
plain text editor.
<com.censoft.featureSet> section. Under the
<dict> headings, add the following two lines:
Zip the configuration after making this change, and change the extension to
Then import the updated configuration file. Keyboard swipe will be disabled.
The on-screen buttons have several functions, accessed by whether they are tapped or held.
- Keyboard button
Show the keyboard selection list and transparency settings.
- Tap and hold
Hide or show the keyboard.
- Connect button
Connect the currently selected configuration.
- Tap and hold
Show list of configurations. Tap one to connect it.
- Disconnect button
The "Connect" button automatically changes to this when a session is conected. Tapping it presents "Disconnect" and "Cancel" buttons. This prevents accidental taps from closing the connection automatically.
You can also tap the START button to connect a configuration without having to go into the settings for it. Similarly, the STOP button disconnects a currently connected session.
TinyTERM Enterprise allows multiple sessions to be connected simultaneously. These can be from multiple configurations, or multiple connections using the same configuration.