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Hey guys,

When using a serial session or a putty embedded session, I'd really like the options that exist on the putty window to exist on the right click options for the tab. The main ones needed are:

1) Reset Terminal
2) Clear Scrollback
3) Copy all to clipboard - very useful to quickly dump configuration to clipboard

If I turn off the full screen option for a putty session (under general > advanced) I can see the putty window inside the tab and can use the above options, however, the overall window is smaller due to the additional putty window and it also looks a bit rubbish.

Could you integrate the above list of right click options from putty.exe into the right click of the tab?

Maybe they are there already and I can't find them.

Clock3 yrs

That would be interesting for sure. I will add a feature request for that.

Regards

David Hervieux

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Clock3 yrs

Nice, thanks for this smile

It will make my life better, i keep switching back to standard putty or super putty to do this... which is a shame.

Clock3 yrs

FYI i've managed to find a way to do this, I switched to Rebex SSH and under tools on the ribbon I can do what I need smile

Only improvement for me would be to put the actions ribbon buttons that are applicable to the session under the right click context menu for the session. I usually hide the ribbon, and would prefer to right click than open the ribbon and go to the action section.

Clock3 yrs

Hello,

I wanted to let you know we've changed the native terminal to include these features. It will be possible to access the three features (copy all text, clear scrollback and reset terminal) from the following places:

- Like the Rebex terminal, in the "actions" ribbon menu
- If the "show toolbar" option is enabled in File > Options > Terminal in the user interface section, you will see a toolbar with the buttons in it:
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- If the "mouse click mode" in the advanced option of the entry is set to "windows", when right clicking in the terminal you get the buttons too:
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I hope these help you use RDM more efficiently. These changes will be made available in RDM's next minor version.

Regards,

Hubert Mireault

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Clock3 yrs

Excellent news, thanks for sorting that - will mean less moving backwards and forwards into putty :-)

Clock3 yrs

Since we have a lot of control over what features we can add or what bugs we can fix with our native terminal, we do encourage RDM users to use it instead of PuTTY or the Rebex terminal. If you ever have any other issues with it we'll be happy to help smile

Regards,

Hubert Mireault

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Clock3 yrs

Is there an easy way to convert the Rebex to the native SSH terminal?

Clock3 yrs

If you select your Rebex entries and do a right click > edit > batch edit > batch actions, then select "Convert putty/rebex session to SSH/Telnet/Portforward session", you can convert them all in one go while making sure the properties are properly set.

It's always a good idea to make a backup of your database/entries before doing a batch action in case something goes awry.

Regards,

Hubert Mireault

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Clock3 yrs

Excellent, thanks that worked a treat smile

Clock3 yrs

Sorry to bump this thread, would it be possible to get these buttons also integrated into the serial connection? They work for native SSH but are not there for serial as far as I can see.

Clock3 yrs

I will check with Hubert

David Hervieux

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Clock3 yrs

Hello,

Sorry for the delayed answer, we should have the same toolbar available in the Serial entry type starting with the RDM 13 beta. Since we don't have a setup to test this, we would appreciate if you could give us feedback on the feature when it's out.

Regards,

Hubert Mireault

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Clock3 yrs

Excellent, no problem I can test it out. I don't think I receive any notifications about beta's - if you send me an email amayacitta-at-gmail.com I'll test it out for you.

Cheers.

Clock3 yrs

The RDM 13 beta is out right now actually, you can download it here at the bottom of the page https://remotedesktopmanager.com/Home/Download
The current latest beta is 12.9.1.0, and it includes the change.

If you want to automatically receive update notifications for RDM beta when you start the application, you can set the update startup mode to "all updates including beta" like so:
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Regards,

Hubert Mireault

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Clock3 yrs

Tested and this works well, unfortunately the beta client is too unstable for me so I'm rolling back to the previous version and will wait for the feature to be rolled into the stable release.

Thanks for adding the feature smile

Clock3 yrs

What kind of instabilities do you get?

Regards

David Hervieux

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Clock3 yrs

Fairly regular application crashes, when doing simple things like minimising and maximising the application. I've reverted back to 12.6.8.0 and the issues have gone away.

Clock3 yrs

Thank you. It's a bug with the Third party we use. The already have done a fix but it's not released yet. It should be available soon.

Regards

David Hervieux

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Clock3 yrs

Hello,

I'm pleased to inform you that the batch edit issue is fixed internally and will be available in the next update.

Best regards,



Mark Beausejour

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Clock3 yrs

Excellent thanks smile

Clock3 yrs

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    • Right click on the putty.exe file and select Send To > Desktop
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