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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 3, 2021

acs 5250 session border customizable like ACS Run SQL Scripts Border

Starting with running 5250 emulations session I select
> Communications
> Configure
> Preferences.

On this panel there is a radio button to


When I select that I can display a border around the 5250 window, but I cannot find where to customize it like I can do with the ACS RUN SQL scripts window. Where are the controls for this function?

Use Case:

I work on multiple customers with multiple LPARS on the same day. It would be useful to combine this border with the other differentiating screen colors to keep different customers sessions consistent and still have different partition differentiation within the same customer.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). The emulator supports a customizable watermark. There are no plans to support a customizable border.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Mar 17, 2021

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

  • Guest
    Mar 9, 2021

    General questions about the product should be directed to our Service team. There currently is not any support for coloring the border for a 5250 panel. You may find the watermark support useful for making a distinction between LPARs and customers. It may be enabled and customized at: Edit-->Preferences-->Watermark