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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 2, 2021

Park ACS Session Manager on Mac Menu Bar

This request is a usability enhancement linked to RFE 145698 and pertains to ease of use when connecting ACS to a large number of LPARS's or IBM i servers,

Please provide an option to park the ACS session manager icon on the Mac menu bar so it can be easily found and brought to the foreground

Use Case:

I open ACS session manager and leave it open. I save at least one session for each of the dozens and hundreds of i hosts I deal with. I launch new 5250 sessions from the session manager, or jump to an existing session from here.
The problem is that the Session Manger Window gets obscured by other application windows. So here is my work flow:

1. Right click the ACS blue icon on the Mac dock
2. Look through all the entries and find the session manager.
3. Take careful aim and click the correct line
4. The Session Manager pops up in the foreground.

1. I want a 5250 session for systems S1 in the foreground.
2. I find S1 in the Active sessions pane and click it.
3. The 5250 session for S1 comes to the foreground
4. I click on Excel in the Dock. All 6 Excel open windows pop to the foreground.
5. Now S1 is obscured again. Go back to step A to find it
6. I also want to bring a 5250 session for S2 to the foreground next to the S1 session.
7. This may require another trip to step A.

Park Session Manager on the menu bar at the top of the display.
Now the Session Manager icon is always in the same place and a simple click brings it in focus.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. After evaluating your submission, the decision at this time is to not provide this support.