Change the Look and Feel of a Session

Configure Color Settings

You can change the colors for the application frame and Ribbon or for the session.

To change the color of the application frame and Ribbon

  1. Under Workspace Settings, click Configure User Interface.

  2. From the Look and Feel / Color scheme box, select the color scheme.

To change the colors used in a terminal session

  1. Under Terminal Appearance, click Manage Themes.

  2. Click Select another theme file.

  3. Select a theme with the colors and sounds you prefer.

  4. Click OK.

Select a Cursor Style

You can set the cursor style and save it as a modification to your theme.

To select a cursor style

  1. In the Settings dialog box, click Manage Themes.

  2. Select Modify the currently selected theme file.

  3. In the Modify Theme dialog box, under Cursor Style, change the cursor settings and click OK.

Map a Sound to an Event

You can configure Reflection to play a sound when a session-level event occurs. This mapping is saved as a modification to your theme.

To map a sound to an event

  1. In the Settings dialog box, click Manage Themes.

  2. Click Modify the currently selected theme file.

  3. From the Modify Theme dialog box, under Sounds, select an item in the Events list.

  4. Select a sound file to map to the selected event. (You can type the path and filename or click Browse to locate the file.)

Underline Fields That Accept Input

For IBM 3270 and 5250 terminals, you can set Reflection to underline fields that accept input. You can choose to always underline these fields, to allow the host to control whether they should be underlined, or to never underline them.

To specify whether to underline fields that accept input

  1. Open a 3270 or 5250 terminal session.

  2. Under Terminal Configuration, click Configure Terminal Attributes(3270) or Configure Terminal Settings(5250).

  3. In the Input field underlining list, select whether to underline input fields.

Create a New Theme File

To create a theme file

  1. Under Terminal Appearance, click Manage Themes.

  2. Click Create a new theme from an existing theme file and then select the theme file to use as a template for creating a new theme file.

    Built-In

    Select this option to show the theme files distributed with Reflection.

    Custom

    Select this option to show the theme files that you've previously modified and saved. If the file you want doesn't appear in the list, click Browse to select it.

    NOTE:The file must be in a trusted location.

    Use the new file in the current session document

    Use the file you are about to create with the current session.

  3. In the Modify Theme dialog box, select the settings for the theme file and then save the file.

Specify which Dialog Box to Open when Reflection Starts

By default, the Create New Document dialog box is displayed when you open the Reflection workspace.

To specify which dialog box to display when Reflection opens

  1. Under Workspace Settings, click Configure Workspace Defaults.

  2. In the When starting workspace box, select one of the following options.

    Select this

    To do this

    Show New dialog

    Display the New dialog box used to choose which type of session to configure.

    Show Open dialog

    Display the Open dialog box used to choose a session document file.

    Show nothing

    Open the workspace without displaying a dialog box.

    Run Startup Action

    Specify an action or sequence of actions to perform when the workspace opens.