The Sessions screen allows you to change the current host session, add new host configurations and start new host sessions. Most parameter settings are per session. The current configuration is displayed in blue and the current session is marked with a check mark. By tapping the blue detail-icon to the right of the session name, you can change the configuration parameters for that particular session. By tapping a different session than the one that has a check mark, you can switch the main screen to this session.


Tap here to connect to the host specified in the current session configuration. If a Connect macro is defined for this session, it will be executed.


Tap here to disconnect the current session.


Tap here to modify configuration parameters for the current session.


Tap here to enter the Scrollback buffer. Here you will see all the data that has scrolled off the top of your main screen and all the forms that you have accessed since you connected the current Glink session, provided that the size of your buffer is big enough. You configure the Scrollback length (in pages) in Menu > Settings > General. The content of the scrollback buffer can be printed or sent as an e-mail attachment and you can mark and copy selected text. If text is marked when you tap the Mail or Print button, only the marked text will be sent/printed. Tap the Glink button to return to the main screen.

Print screen

Tap here to print or e-mail the current screen content. It can be printed/e-mailed either as text or as a JPEG image. Tap the Glink button to return to the emulation window. Read more about Print screen.

Record macro

Tap here to record a macro. Before you tap the Start recording button, you have to choose whether you want to record a Toolbar macro that you will assign to a button on the toolbar (default) or if you want to record a Connect macro that will be executed every time you connect this session to the host. The Connect macro is typically used to logon on to the host, start the desired host application and position the user in the desired startup form. Toolbar macros are typically defined for frequently used operations to avoid time consuming navigation and typing. When recording a macro you can use the Pause button next to the Enter button to specify that you want to wait for user input or that the execution of the macro should pause a number of milliseconds at this stage. This is useful if the host unlocks the keyboard and allows keyboard-/macro-input before it has completed its output to the terminal. User input can be collected at macro startup or at the stage where the input is required. Read more about the Pause feature

When you are at the end of the macro function you wanted to record, you go to Menu > Record Macro and assign a button text and tap Save recording. The macro will now be saved to the current toolbar. You can move it to a different toolbar from Menu > Settings Toolbar setup. If you made a typing error during the recording, you must tap Cancel recording in Menu > Record Macro to delete the recorded macro and go back to the main screen. Toolbar macros are removed when you remove their buttons from the toolbar. To remove a Connect macro you first have to tap Connect macro in Menu > Record Macro, then tap Remove connect macro. If you want to define a completely new Connect macro, you now tap the Start recording button. If you don't tap Remove connect macro before you tap the Start recording button, you will extend the current Connect macro.

Debug mode

Tap here to enable/disable Debug mode. In this mode all data sent to and from the host is written to a Debug screen. When enabled, you will see a Debug icon at the top right of the screen, next to the Enter button. Tap the Debug icon to go to the Debug screen. The content of the debug screen can be printed or sent as an e-mail attachment and you can mark and copy selected text. If text is marked when you tap the Mail or Print button, only the marked text will be sent/printed. Tap the Glink button to return to the main screen.

Print logging

Tap here to toggle this option. When enabled a check mark is shown and all sent and received data is logged/captured to the print buffer.
Not available for Glink5250 and Glink3270

General options

General options are parameters that are common to all sessions.

Export configurations

Use this function to export your configurations by mail for back-up purpose or for sharing. The configurations are sent as a file-attachment named, where xxx is either glinki, glink5250, glink3270 or glinkvt; depending on the App you are using. You will be asked if you want to include Connect macros (if you have any) before you are taken to the Send Mail function with your configurations attached to the message. To import the configurations, send it to your device by mail and select the attachment.


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