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Provides access to the following frequently used tab groups:


Pastes the current contents of the Windows clipboard to the emulator host screen.

Paste Continue

This option is available if more data is available in the Windows clipboard after an Edit>Paste operation. This allows you to paste the remainder of the data until the clipboard is empty. This command is similar to Paste, except for the data that is copied from the clipboard.

Cuts the current host screen selection and adds it to the Windows clipboard.

Copies the current host screen selection to the Windows clipboard, overwriting the current contents.

Copy Append

Appends the current host screen selection to the end of existing Windows clipboard contents. Provides the ability to copy text from multiple areas of the host screen, or even multiple screens, then paste all at once to any Windows application.

Select All
Selects the entire host screen, allowing for cut, copy and paste operations.

Note: all of the above are also available from the right-click floating menu.


Toggles the communication state between connected and disconnected.

Displays the Connection Setup dialog, which is read only for connected sessions. To modify any of the parameters, disconnect the session prior to choosing setup.

Toggles diagnostic tracing for the session on/off. To enable a trace, you must first disconnect the host session.

Displays the communication log for the current host session.

File Transfer

Host Type
Press the Host Type button to select the type of host for performing file transfers. The icon will dynamically change based on the type of host that is selected. For example, when CMS, TSO or CICS is selected,  will display indicating IND$FILE, while  is displayed when set to FTP.

Host Scheme
Displays the Customize Host Scheme dialog, allowing you to configure all parameters associated with file transfer.

Press the arrow below the Host Scheme button to select an available default or custom file transfer scheme. Custom schemes may also be deleted by pressing the X to the right of the scheme name, or modified by pressing the wrench icon.

Displays the File Transfer dialog for performing send and receive operations.

Recent Transfer List
Press the arrow below the Transfer icon to display a list of recent file transfers. Choosing an item from the list will display the File Transfer dialog with the appropriate options selected.


Prompts the user for a macro script to run from the Macros sub-folder of the FlexTerm working directory. Optionally, browse for a macro in an alternate location.

Begins recording a new macro, which is indicated by changing the background color of the Record button, as well as the record indicator on the status bar. Recording begins and all actions are recorded until the Record button is toggled off, which will prompt the user to enter a macro name. Entering a new macro name will create a new .ams macro file, while entering an existing macro name will prompt the user to replace the existing macro.

Prompts the user to browse for an existing macro to modify using Notepad as the macro editor.

Recent Macro List
Press the arrow below the Play or Edit icon to display a list of recently accessed macros (run, edited or recorded).

Note: optionally, individual items in any of the above lists may be removed by pressing the x to the right of the list item (this action is not reversible) or pinned by pressing the push pin icon, which will send the item to the top of the list. Removing an item from the list will not delete the associated macro file (*.ams) from your system.