Session Tiling

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A terminal using MultiSession to connect to multiple Display Clients will be logged in to several sessions at once. One of these Display Clients will normally be displayed while the other Display Clients are hidden from view.
Tiling is a visual aid in Display Client selection. When the thin client is tiled it displays a thumbnail of each Display Client. The user can then select the session it wants by clicking on it to restore that session to full size.

Tiled Sessions on a Terminal
Tiled Sessions on a Terminal

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Enable Session Tiling

SessionTiling is configured by enabling tiling on the Terminal Interface Options page of the Terminal Configuration wizard.

Terminal Configuration – Terminal Interface Options
Terminal Configuration – Terminal Interface Options

Select the Enable Tiling checkbox on the Terminal Interface Options page of the Terminal Configuration wizard to allow the sessions to be tiled for selection.

Tile Options

The Tiling Options button on the Terminal Interface Options page of the Terminal Configuration wizard will launch the Tile Options window that allows configuration of Tiling.

Tile Options
Tile Options

The Tile Options window has several settings:

  • Show Grid – This checkbox, when selected, will show the tiled sessions in a grid with each grid labeled with the session name as while the session is loading.
  • Tile Inactivity Time – This field sets the length of time that the terminal screen will stay focused on a selected session before reverting back to a tiled state due to inactivity.
  • Tile Display Clients at startup – This checkbox, when selected, will show the sessions tiled when the terminal first connects to its sessions.
  • Include Main Menu as tile – This checkbox, when selected, will include a session displaying the TermSecure Main Menu.
  • Tile on Right click (mouse or touchscreen) - This checkbox, when selected, will initiate tiling when a session is right clicked.
  • Tile Interactive – This checkbox, when selected, will allow a user to click into a tiled session and control it interactively without switching focus to a single session. To focus on a single session use the Group Selector Dropdown or the tiling hotkey (CTL + T), if enabled.

Select the OK button to accept changes or the Cancel button to close.

Session Tiling Hotkey=

The sessions can be tiled with a hotkey combination.

Hotkey Configuration Page
Hotkey Configuration Page

Selecting the Enable Tiling Hotkey checkbox on the Hotkey Configuration page of the Terminal Configuration wizard will allow the sessions to be tiled with a hotkey. The default Tiling hotkey is set to Control+t. Selecting the Change Hotkeys button when Enable Tiling Hotkeys is selected will allow the hotkeys to be changed from the default.

Select Session Tiling Hotkeys
Select Session Tiling Hotkeys

The default hotkey for SessionTiling activation is set to Control+t. This can be changed by selecting the Alt Key radio button or using the drop-down to select another hot key.

Tiling with Touch Screens

Tiling makes it possible to toggle between sessions on a terminal that doesn’t have a mouse or keyboard but has a touch screen. First, the terminal must be configured to tile on a right click and second, the touch screen must be configured to consider a long touch as a right click, prompting the tiled mode.

Right Click to Tile

First, open the Terminal Configuration Wizard for the desired terminal and navigate to the Terminal Interface Options page. Check the Enable Tiling check box and the Tiling Options button.

Tile Options
Tile Options

Select the Tile on Right click (mouse or touchscreen) checkbox. This will initiate tiling when a session is right clicked.

Hold Touch Screen for Right Click

Second, continue in the Terminal Configuration Wizard to the Modules page. Select the Add button to add the touch screen module. Highlight the module and select the Configure button to launch the Module Property window.

Right Click Hold Time
Right Click Hold Time

The Right Click Hold Time (Milliseconds) parameter controls the feature that considers a long touch as a right click. Highlight the Right Click Hold Time (Milliseconds) parameter and select a time interval, in milliseconds, in the Value field. Select the Set button to save the setting.
Select the Done button to close the Module Properties window and select the Finish button to close the Terminal Configuration Wizard.
Once you reboot the terminal you can hold your finger to the touch screen for the established time to pass a right click to the terminal to initiate tiling. You can then see all the sessions at once and pick the one you want displayed by touching that session.

Tiling Examples

Two Sessions Tiled
Two Sessions Tiled

If the tiles do not fill the entire screen then the unused areas will be shown as black, much like a movie shown in letterbox on a television.

Three Sessions Tiled
Three Sessions Tiled
Four Sessions Tiled with Group Selector
Four Sessions Tiled with Group Selector

Selecting the Show Grid checkbox on the Tile Options window will show the sessions with gridlines. When the TermSecure Main Menu or a Terminal-to-Terminal Shadow group with multiple choices are tiled they will show a label for the session.

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