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Set Up Hotspot Display Settings Dialog Box

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. Open a terminal session.

  2. Open the Settings window.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon or Reflection Browser With a session open in Reflection, from the Quick Access Toolbar, click .
    TouchUx Tap the Gear icon and then select Document Settings.
  3. Under Terminal Appearance, select Set Up Hotspot Display Settings.

Hotspots are virtual buttons that appear in terminal sessions. By using hotspots, you can control your terminal session with the mouse instead of the keyboard. Typically, clicking a hotspot transmits a terminal key or command to the host, but you can also configure hotspots to open a Web page, launch a macro, or perform a variety of other actions.

From this dialog box, you can enable hotspots in your terminal session documents, or change the way you activate them.


Additional hotspots options are available on the Modify Hotspots dialog box. For more about how to set up and use hotspots, see Enable and Define Hotspots.

Hotspot Display

Setting Description
Enable all defined hotspots Select to enable hotspots in the current session document. When this check box is cleared, you can still define and maintain your hotspot configuration, but hotspots won't work or display on your screen.
Hotspot style Select the way you want hotspots to appear on the screen. If you select Not visible, you can still use hotspots. The pointer changes to an arrow when it's over a hotspot, allowing you to invoke it by clicking the mouse, just as you would if it was visible.
Enable unprotected field hotspots Select to display hotspots in unprotected fields. When this check box is cleared, the hotspots you have defined won't work or display in unprotected fields on your screen.

Note: This setting does not apply to VT terminals.

Hotspot Activation

By default, a double-click with the left mouse button activates a hotspot in documents that you create from the Reflection Desktop and Extra! templates. A single click with the left mouse button activates a hotspot in documents that you create using legacy Reflection templates.

To change the activation method, use the following settings:

Setting Description
Choose the mouse button to activate Hotspots Choose the mouse button (Left, Middle, or Right) that activates a hotspot. Select Double-click to require two clicks of the specified mouse button to activate a hotspot.
Choose key(s) to press in combination with mouse click Select one or more keys to require a key press in combination with the specified mouse click settings to activate a hotspot.


You can specify the same mouse action, or mouse chord, to activate a hotspot and to trigger another action. When the pointer is over the hotspot, the mouse action will activate the hotspot; in all other areas of the document, the mouse action will trigger the action you defined in the Mouse Mapper.

Default Hotspot Options

Setting Description
Match criteria Select Match case to set the default for hotspots to be case sensitive.
Hotspot Delimiters Select Space to use the white space created by pressing the SPACEBAR as a hotspot delimiter. Select Any of these characters to use any of the listed characters as hotspot delimiters. When this option is selected, you can edit the list of delimiters.

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