This window allows profiles and connections to be created, edited and deleted.
The top button bar contains several buttons.
- 🗲 New Connection
- Creates a new connection in the current profile.
- 🗲 Disconnect
- Breaks the current connection.
- ↶ (Undo)
- Reverses the most recent operation. Operations include both profile / connection operations and changes to settings.
- ↷ (Redo)
- Reinstates the most recently reversed operation. Operations include both profile / connection operations and changes to settings.
The main part of the window is a tree. The levels in the tree are:
- A folder containing profiles.
- A file containing settings and connection definitions. The name of current profile is underlined.
- The description of a connection to make to a host or local command. This includes connection-specific settings. Other settings are inherited from the profile that the connection is contained in.
There are special variants of some of the icons:
- Default profile
- This icon is used to identify the default profile (the profile that is used when no specific profile is given on the command line).
- Keyboard map template
- A profile containing only a small number of keymap entries, indented for merging into other profiles.
- Keypad map template
- A profile containing only a small number of keypad map entries, intended for merging into other profile.
- Broken profile
- A profile that formatted incorrectly or contains invalid data.
- Connection with auto-connect
- A connection that will be automatically set up when the profile is opened.
Mouse click operations
A single click on any item in the tree selects that item.
Clicking again on a selected profile or connection allows it to be renamed.
Double-clicking on a connection either causes that connection to be established (if there is a no active connection), or opens it in a new window (if there is an active connection).
Right-clicking on any entry pulls up a menu with the available operations on that object.
Drag and drop
Drag and drop is used for several operations:
- To copy a profile from one folder to another.
- To copy a connection from one profile to another.
- To change the order of connections within a profile.
- To merge settings from one profile into another.
To drag and drop, left-click on the object to be dragged and hold down the mouse button. Then drag the object onto the other object to drag it onto.
The special Default Values entry
- When dragged onto a folder, it causes a new profile to be created.
- When dragged onto an existing profile, it allows selected parts of that profile to be replaced with default values, with a merge operation.
- ✎ Edit
- Edits the selected item. When a profile is edited (versus being switched to), auto-connect is not active.
- Creates a copy of the selected item.
- Renames the item. This can also be done by clicking on an item that is already selected.
- Creates a desktop shortcut to the selected item.
- ❌ Delete
- Deletes the selected item.
- ➕ New
- Creates a new connection within the selected profile.
- 🗲 Connect
- Connects to the selected connection.
- ➕ New
- Creates a new profile within the selected folder.
- → Switch to
- Opens the selected profile, with auto-connect.
- ← Merge
- Merges from the selected profile into the current profile.
- ↓ Import
- This button has two purposes: Importing an existing wc3270 session into the selected profile, and copying an existing wx3270 profile into the selected or current folder.
- ↑ Export
- Copies the selected profile into an external folder.
- Set as default
- Makes the selected profile the default profile (the profile used when no profile is specified on the command line).
- ➕ New
- Creates a new folder to contain wx3270 profiles, or adds an existing folder to the Profiles and Connections tree. When an existing folder is added to the tree, all of its sub-folders are also added.
- Stop watching
- Removes a folder from the Profiles and Connections tree. The actual Windows folder is not removed.