Indigo includes two distinct session view modes that control how data received from the connected device/server/host is rendered on the screen.
Each view mode include distinct features and capabilities.
This screen mode displays raw data received from the connected device or server/host.
|Terminal Emulation Mode|
This screen mode displays data received from the connected device or server/host using a terminal emulation protocol.
Selecting the View Mode
The session view mode can be changed while a terminal session window is open by selecting the Session Menu and then choosing either Standard or Terminal Emulation mode menu options.
The session view mode can also be changed while a terminal session window is open by selecting the View Mode toolbar option in lower left corner the session window and choosing either Standard or Terminal Emulation mode menu options.
(You can also simply click the icon to toggle between the modes.)
The standard view mode displays raw data in the terminal session window.
The following Indigo features require the standard view mode:
- Line numbering
- Line highlighting
- Display data formatting in alternate data byte representations
- Syntax color filtering
- Line time stamping
- Line wrapping
Terminal Emulation Mode
A screencast of the terminal emulation mode rendering data using a terminal emulation protocol is available here. Click here to see the video.
The terminal emulation view mode displays data according to the selected terminal emulation protocol.
In terminal emulation mode, you can enter command instructions by placing the cursor directly in the session data window and begin typing.
You can also optionally enter and submit commands via the command bar at the bottom of the session window.
If working on a server or host where arrow buttons, tab button, function buttons, or control sequences such as CTRL-C are needed, you must place the cursor directly in the session data window and enter the keystrokes.
When the cursor is focused in the data window in while in terminal emulation mode, Indigo will display a small finger pressing keyboard key icon to represents that keystrokes are being redirected to the terminal session.
This means Indigo will listen for any keyboard input and send it directly to the connected session. This means that normal program hotkeys may not work since the keystrokes are being redirected to the session.
To stop keyboard redirection you can click the icon or place the cursor focus outside of the data window to a location such as the command bar.
When keyboard redirection is suspended the icon will disappear and keyboard shortcuts will resume normal functionality.
This mode is required to properly display the data on screen when using VT100 or Linux terminal emulation protocols.