9.3 Feature Guide for Upgrading from Legacy Reflection X

If you are upgrading from legacy Reflection X products, use the following tables to find features in Reflection X Advantage.

Client Settings

Legacy Reflection X client files (*.rxc) are migrated automatically to Reflection X Advantage X Clients and XDMCP Connections the first time you run Reflection X Advantage. See Upgrading from Legacy Reflection X.

Legacy Reflection X

Reflection X Advantage

Client file (.rxc)

All settings are saved to the Reflection X Advantage database

X Client connection settings such as Method, Host name, User name, Password, and Command

Client definition.

Advanced client connection settings

Client definition > select a Connection method >click Advanced.

Secure Shell authentication and encryption

Client definition > Connection method = Secure Shell > Advanced button

Secure Shell key management

Tools >Secure Shell User Keys, Tools >Secure Shell Host Keys

XDMCP connection settings

XDMCP Connection definition

Server Settings

Legacy Reflection X server settings are stored in the Windows registry. These settings are migrated automatically to Reflection X Advantage session definitions A combination of settings that affect how Reflection X Advantage manages and displays your connections. You can associate a default session definition with each of your X clients (including XDMCP connections), or configure these definitions to prompt you for a session name when you start the client. If the associated session is not already running, Reflection X Advantage starts the session when you start the client. the first time you run Reflection X Advantage. Server settings are migrated to a session definition called "config." (If you created any new X Server Instances, these settings are migrated using the name you provided.)


Legacy Reflection X

Reflection X Advantage

Window Manager


Window mode >

Microsoft Windows desktop or

X terminal desktop

General >

Show clients on my desktop or

Show clients on X terminal desktop




X display number

Display > Require display number (By default, Reflection X Advantage dynamically chooses a display number based on available ports.)

X Screen



Number of X screens > Specify total number

Display Click plus (+) in the title bar of the Screen Definition table to add a screen.


Virtual width pixels

Display > Screen Definition table > Virtual Width (Pixels)


Virtual height pixels

Display > Screen Definition table > Virtual Height (Pixels)


MM width dimension

Display > Screen Definition table > > Width (mm)


MM height dimension

Display > Screen Definition table > Height (mm)


Place it on monitor(s)

Display > Screen Definition table > Monitor


Full size (no title bar)

Display > Screen Definition table > Hide Title Bar




  • Backing store
  • Save unders

Display > Backing store


Enable X11R3 bug compatibility

Display > Permit X11R3 bugs


Exit when last client closed

General > On last client > Stop session and exit X Manager


Confirm close when clients are connected

File > Preferences > On exiting X Manager > Prompt





Log file

See Log Files


Log X protocol errors

Logging > Log X protocol errors




Font path

Fonts > Server font path


Allow font scaling

Fonts > Allow font scaling


Log font activity

Logging > Log font activity


Try font server on client host

Fonts > Use font server on X client host


Allow font substitution

Fonts > Allow font substitutions




Default visual type

Display> Screen Definition table > Default Visual Type


Colormap preallocation

Display > Screen Definition table > Black and White Pixels and Allocate B&W in Client Maps


Set maximum colormaps to 1

Display > Set maximum colormaps to 1


Advertise linear visuals

Display > Screen Definition table > Linear Visuals


Advertise single depth visuals

Display > Screen Definition table > Single Depth Visuals


RGB Color file

Display > Color scheme > Edit >Import




Host-based security

Security > Host-based authorization


Host access security file

Security > Authorized Hosts (this option is visible when Host-based authorization is enabled.)


User-based security

Security > User-based authorization


User authorization Duration

Security > Authorization timeout (this option is visible when User-based authorization is enabled.)




Disable remote TCP/IP connections

Security > Allow remote IP connections


Enable keep alives

Advanced > Perform IP keep alives


Log server network activity

Logging > Log network activity

Keyboard settings



Backspace key sends

Keyboard > Backspace sends


Allow clients to remap keyboard

Keyboard > Permit X clients to remap the keyboard


Host keyboard

Keyboard > Keyboard Map (select a predefined keyboard)


Keyboard map

Keyboard > Keyboard Map > Edit (To create a custom keyboard map, start by cloning the default keyboard map.)




Enable Mouse wheel scroll

Mouse > Mouse wheel scroll > Disable scroll wheel


Mouse wheel > Customize

Mouse > Mouse wheel scroll


Enable middle button emulation

Mouse > Enable middle button emulation


Middle button detection speed

Mouse > Middle button detection speed




Selection bound to clipboard

Display > Selection bound to clipboard




Input Method

Keyboard > Native IME Support