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furicle
furicle
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Pinned topic Setting Misc Preferences universally

‏2009-11-25T16:39:21Z |
Hi All

How can I set some of the misc preferences in ibm5250?

If I read the help file it says that for instance to turn hotspot highlighting on I use the option

IBM5250*HOTSPOT_HIGHLIGHTING:ENABLE

It doesn't say where :-(

That sure looks like an old fashioned ~/.Xresources file entry, but creating one with just that in it doesn't seem to work.
Are they still sourced in modern versions of X (I would think they would be!)

I'd like to make it global rather than per user as well.

If I make the change with the GUI it seems to make a 'Miscellaneous' file (type data, not text) in ~/.iSeriesAccess/ibm5250
I suppose I could copy that somewhere that has global effect, but I don't know where that is - /opt/ doesn't directly relate.

Comments appreciated,

Brian
Updated on 2009-12-08T15:35:16Z at 2009-12-08T15:35:16Z by furicle
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Setting Misc Preferences universally

    ‏2009-12-07T17:37:18Z  
    I don't know if you got my answer in LinuxDesktop4i, but here it is again.

    Jay

    The file is .iSeriesAccess/ibm_5250/Miscellaneous. I could only view the file with a Hex editor. There are 22 values in the file. Byte 16 changes from 00 to 01, when hotspots are highlighted.

    Jay
  • furicle
    furicle
    12 Posts

    Re: Setting Misc Preferences universally

    ‏2009-12-08T15:35:16Z  
    I don't know if you got my answer in LinuxDesktop4i, but here it is again.

    Jay

    The file is .iSeriesAccess/ibm_5250/Miscellaneous. I could only view the file with a Hex editor. There are 22 values in the file. Byte 16 changes from 00 to 01, when hotspots are highlighted.

    Jay
    Hi Jay
    I did see that, thank you.

    I was hoping for a way to set the preference system wide rather than per user, and figured there must be a way to do it with either environment variables or a text config file.