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The X Manager Interface

The X Manager interface includes a navigation pane on the left, and a definition pane on the right.

As you work with the navigation pane, you can:

  • Click a definition to view and/or modify its settings in the definition pane on the right.

  • Right-click a definition to display a menu of available actions.

  • Select a definition and move it using the up and down arrow icons next to the section title.

  • Drag and drop a definition to move it within a section.

  • Drag an X client or XDMCP definition onto a session definition to start it with that session.

  • Drag an X client or XDMCP definition onto a launch group definition to add it to that launch group.

  • Sort definitions in a section alphabetically using the sort icon .

  • Show and hide sections using the expand and contract icons.

  • Hide sections, or change the order in which they appear, using File > Preferences > Section Visibility.

Option Description
X Clients Configuration information for starting an X client application. The application runs on a remote host using the command you configure in the client definition. A session must be running to manage the display on your computer. You can specify a default session to start automatically when you start the client.
XDMCP Connections Configuration information for using XDMCP to display a remote Linux desktop on your computer. An X terminal desktop session must be running to manage this display on your computer. You can specify a default session to start automatically when you start the XDMCP connection.
Launch Groups Enables you to start multiple X clients and/or XDMCP connections as a group. Add definitions to the group using the launch group definition pane, or by dragging and dropping X client and XDMCP definitions onto the launch group definition name.
Session Definitions A combination of settings that affect how Reflection X 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 starts the session when you start the client.
Offered Sessions (X Manager for Domains only). This item is visible if another domain user has added you as an allowed user to a running session.

Definition pane

As you work in the definition pane, note the following:

  • As you make edits, observe that there are no OK or Apply buttons — your changes are automatically saved.

  • You can edit the sample definitions and any additional definitions you have created. If you are running X Manager for Domains, you may also see public definitions created by an administrator and shared to domain users. You cannot edit these definitions.

  • Running sessions appear under the session definition. Click on a running session to view session status information in the definition pane.

  • Changes you make to a session definition while a session is running do not take effect until the session is stopped and restarted.

  • Hover over a setting to view a tooltip with information about that setting. For additional information about the current definition pane, click the help icon.

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