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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 12, 2018

Update XH2 to adapt to different screen sizes

Currently, Access for Web has 2 instance types. mobile and normal. Mobile is tailored for mobile devices (phones, tablets. etc), while the normal one is supposed to be used by normal browsers running a PCs.
The problem lies in that the HTML/CSS combination used by XH2 doesn't scale according to the browser/screen size. The effect is that the 5250 emulator screen usually occupies between 25% and 35% of the screen when used in 1920x1080 or 1333x768. I haven't tried on 4k monitors but I assume it would be worse.
One solution presented by IBM support is to zoom the browser tab. Another is to modify the HTML/CSS to hardcode a bigger font size for the emulator area.
This request is for the XH2 product to be enhanced in such a way as to allow itself to resize the pages according to the browser's resolution.

Use Case:

Any case where XH2 Access for Web is used on a PC environment will benefit from this request. Especially those with modern hi-resolution monitors that are, nowadays, becoming commonplace.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. Due to a low vote count, this RFE is being Declined.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    Jan 7, 2019

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.