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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 1, 2017

Copy/Paste signon to IBM i

Our company uses IBM i for our production reporting. However on the newest version ( which is java based there is no longer the option to copy and paste by right clicking with the mouse in the user nor password field whereas the old iSeries Access that option was available. Would like that option added/restored.

Use Case:

This feature would be used on the production floor when a line leader has to get production started up by or the pc is rebooted. They manage multiple pcs and this options speeds up the process and prevents them from typing in the wrong password multiple times which would lock them out as they only have the on-screen keyboard available.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 12, 2017

    If the Menu bar is not hidden, a right-click for both products produce the same poppad options. So our guess here is that when using the old product you had the Menu bar hidden. Then by right-clicking on the title bar, you were presented with the menu options which allowed copy/paste. If that is the case, then when running on the new product with the menu bar hidden, right-clicking within the presentation space (instead of the title bar) now produces the menu bar options which include copy/paste.

    If on the other hand, you were using a customized poppad in the old product, you should also be able to have a customized poppad in the new product. We have also provided the ability to change the default behavior of the right-click to show the menu bar options instead of the poppad. To change the default behavior for right-click, from an emulation session select: Communication->Configure, Preferences, Right mouse button. Selecting Context menu will show the menu bar options instead of the default poppad. If none of this still addresses your request, we will need more specific details of your 5250 session and what you are visually seeing when you right-click.

  • Guest
    Feb 2, 2017

    You should look into Kerberos for this type of connectivity. You can set up the 5250 session to auto sign on after startup. You can also activate a tool bar with a quick disconnect/connect button.

  • Guest
    Feb 1, 2017

    Attachment (Use case)