4.20 Manage Themes Dialog Box (6530 Sessions)

Create your own custom theme by modifying the existing theme and then saving your session.

NOTE:For information about creating and editing macros, using file transfer, logging, and other features, see the 6530 Help available on the Session ribbon Help group.


This information is displayed, along with a thumbnail, in the list of themes that appears on the Select a Theme File dialog box.


Use this field to select the font to be used. The preview window below shows an example of what the font will look like.

Automatically adjust font size to fit window

If this item is checked, the font size automatically adjusts when the size of the window changes. If unchecked, the Specify font size field below is available, and the font size no longer changes when the window size changes.

Use ClearType font

If checked, the font is smoothed using ClearType, making it easier to read.

Specify font size

Use this field to specify the font size when Automatically adjust font size to fit window is unchecked.



Displays the specified font and text effects.

Cursor Style

Make sure any sound file you want to include is saved in a trusted location. Reflection uses the sound files installed with Windows.


This field allows you to select either a block or line style cursor.

Enable cursor blink

If checked, the cursor will blink.

NOTE:If you run Reflection in a Citrix environment, blinking does not work regardless of this setting.

Text Color Mapping

Terminal Color

This set of fields allows users to change the color of a specific color in the new Tandem 6530 terminal extended color escape sequences. For instance, if the host send a command to place a field with the Black color (first in the list), and the user has changed that color to something else (i.e. orange), then the field uses the new orange color instead of black.

NOTE:In most cases this set of fields should not be changed, unless the combination of foreground and background of an extended field is hard to read.

Terminal Attribute

The NonStop 6530 protocol uses attributes to designate different fields on the screen such as underlined, blinking, or invisible. Since we now use color screens, these attributes are converted to colors as per the default map.

NOTE:You may still display the underline attribute (see here) if you wish, and you may also enable blinking on the same dialog, but all other attributes now convert to colors. Attributes can do both - i.e. blink and have a user defined color.

To change an attributes color, just click on the Change button to the right of that attribute and select Foreground Color or Background Color, and then select a new color from the box of color that appears. Both the foreground and background colors can be changed, one at a time.

OSS Mode Colors

Use this field to set the base attribute colors to use in OSS mode. Only the default (Normal attribute) is defined - all others use their meaning (i.e. Underline will be the same colors with an underline).

Border Colors

Use this section to define the border colors to use in Guardian (6530) and OSS (vt220) modes.


Use default border color

If checked and there is a border around the emulation screen, it takes on the background color of the Normal attribute. If unchecked, the fields below are active.

Guardian Mode

Use this item to set the background color while in Guardian (6530) mode.

OSS Mode

Use this item to set the background color while in OSS (vt220) mode.