4.1 Configure Workspace Behavior and Appearance

You can change the basic functionality of the main Reflection window in a variety of ways. For example, you can specify startup macros and actions. You can also change the appearance of the window (for example, by setting Reflection to open in the TouchUx interface mode as shown below).

Workspace settings include all of the settings you can access from the Workspace Settings dialog box.

You can customize workspace settings in two different ways:

4.1.1 Customize Workspace Settings Directly With Reflection

To customize workspace settings from Reflection

  1. Open the Workspace Settings dialog box.

    The steps depend on your user interface.

    User Interface Mode

    Steps

    Ribbon (Office 2007)

    On the Reflection button , choose Reflection Workspace Settings.

    Ribbon (Office 2010)

    On the File menu, choose Reflection Workspace Settings.

    Reflection Browser

    On the Reflection menu, choose Settings and then Reflection Workspace Settings.

    Mobile UI

    Tap the Gear icon and then select Reflection Workspace Settings.

  2. Under Workspace Settings, select the type of workspace setting you want to configure:

    Select this option

    To

    Configure Workspace Defaults

    Configure the actions to perform when the Reflection workspace opens or closes and preferences for automatically saving session document files.

    Configure Workspace Attributes

    Configure options for logging, running remote sessions, and displaying Help. You can also specify the user data directory, in which session documents and other related files are saved.

    Configure User Interface

    Configure which type of user interface to use (Reflection provides four interfaces), its look and feel, and other user interface options.

    Configure Centralized Management

    Set up the workspace to access sessions that are centrally managed on a Micro Focus Management and Security Server.

    Configure Usage Data

    Choose whether to participate in the Product Experience Improvement program.

  3. Change the settings as needed and then save them.

  4. Close and reopen Reflection and then verify the settings.

  5. To package this file for deployment, see Package Configuration Files.

    NOTE:These settings are saved in the Application.settings file. You can deploy this file to one of the following locations:

    Location for a single user: [AppDataFolder] The full path of the Roaming folder for the current user. The default is C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\. \Micro Focus\Reflection\Desktop\v16.1

    Location for all users: [CommonAppDataFolder] The full path to application data for all users. The default is C:\Program Data. \Micro Focus\Reflection\Desktop\v16.1

To find out more about configuring workspace settings, see Set up Workspace Settings in the Micro Focus Reflection Desktop Help.

4.1.2 Configure And Automatically Package Workspace Settings

When you use the Installation Customization Tool to configure workspace settings, the custom configuration files that include the settings are automatically added to an MSI.

CAUTION:Do not use the Installation Customization tool to configure Trust Center settings. This approach should be used only to configure settings in the Configure Workspace Defaults, Configure Workspace Attributes, Configure User Interface, Configure Centralized management, or Configure Usage Data dialog boxes.

You’ll probably want to configure these settings on your workstation first to make sure you get the results you want. Then reconfigure these settings as shown below.

To create a custom workspace with the Installation Customization Tool

  1. From your administrative installation point, open the Installation Customization Tool from a shortcut or by typing the following command line:

    <path_to_setup> \setup.exe /admin

  2. From the Select Customization dialog box, select Create a new Companion installer, and then click OK.

  3. From the navigation pane, click Specify install locations and choose whether to install the workspace settings for all users of a machine or only for specific users.

  4. On the navigation pane, click Modify user settings.

  5. From the list of Application - Settings, select Reflection Desktop - Workspace Settings and then click Define.

    The Reflection Workspace Settings dialog box opens in a separate window.

  6. Under Workspace Settings, click the type of setting to configure (for example, Configure Workspace Defaults).

  7. Configure the settings just as you would if you opened the workspace settings dialog box from the product.

  8. Save the package (.msi) file and close the Installation Customization Tool. You can deploy the package file as it is, or you can edit it to add additional files.

NOTE:These settings are automatically saved in the Application.settings file. The package .msi file is automatically configured to deploy this file to one of the following locations, depending on which option you selected when you specified install locations.

  • If you selected Installs only for the user who installs it, the file is deployed to:

    [AppDataFolder] The full path of the Roaming folder for the current user. The default is C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\. \Micro Focus\Reflection\Desktop\v16.1

  • If you selected Installs to all users of a machine, the file is deployed to:

    [CommonAppDataFolder] The full path to application data for all users. The default is C:\Program Data. \Micro Focus\Reflection\Desktop\v16.1