Mapping the Telnet Keyboard


Mapping the Telnet Keyboard

The keyboards of host terminals contain host keys that may not be found on your PC. Access the functionality of these terminals by associating PC keystrokes to the host keys in the Key Mapper.

To map PC keystrokes to host keys:

  1. On the Settings menu, click Terminal.
  2. On the Keyboard tab, type a keyboard map file name in the Keyboard Map File box and click Edit. To edit the existing keyboard map file, leave the file listed and click Edit.

The Key Mapper displays a color-coded PC keyboard that lets you quickly identify the status of keys in the map file. Dimmed keys cannot be mapped (for example, Caps Lock). Light blue keys have already been mapped to a host key. Modifier keys are outlined in dark blue. When you select a key, it appears in yellow.
  1. In the Mapping Mode group box, select what you would like to map to the key.

Host Key—Maps a predefined host key to any PC key combination.

Macro—Maps a string (predefined or user-defined) to any PC key combination. When you click this radio button, a box appears below the Mapping Mode group box. Type the string you want to map in the box.
  1. Determine the availability of the host key or PC key combination. Click for more information
  2. To delete the current mapping of a key, either highlight the host key in the Host Keys display window and click Clear, or select the PC key on the Keyboard display and click Clear. You do not need to delete the current mapping of a PC key before you remap it.
  3. In the Host Keys display window, select the host key to which you want to map.
  4. On the Keyboard display, select the PC key combination you want to map to the host key. Click for more information
  5. Click Map.

The Key Mapper also supports drag-and-drop key mapping. To map a host key to a PC key, select the host key from the Host Keys display window, and drag it to the PC keyboard.