THE KERMIT 95 2.0 GUI

As of: Kermit 95 2.1.3
1 January 2003
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CONTENTS

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. MAKING CONNECTIONS
  3. STARTING AND STOPPING K95G
  4. THE DIALER
  5. NEW COMMANDS AND VARIABLES
  6. THE STATUS BAR
  7. THE MENU BAR
  8. THE TOOL BAR
  9. SCROLL BARS
  10. DIALOGS
  11. WINDOW SIZE
  12. TERMINAL EMULATION FEATURES
  13. FONTS AND CHARACTER SETS
  14. (NOT) BUGS


1. INTRODUCTION

Kermit 95 2.0 was the first K95 release that runs in a graphical user interface (GUI) window. The GUI version of Kermit 95 is called K95G. A console-window version remains available; it is called K95, as before. This document describes the GUI-specific features of K95G. K95G has a new icon: the Columbia University crown. Please do not attribute any religious or political significance to this symbol, beyond the fact that it is the emblem of Columbia University, representing the crown of George II, King of England, who founded the University in 1754 (more about the crown HERE).

The user interface of the initial K95G release is the same as always: text-mode commands and prompts plus a separate full-GUI connection manager (Dialer). But K95G also has a new, more "native-Windows" look, font selections, a closer connection to the Dialer, and new GUI-based controls and dialogs for its most essential functions. Conversion to a GUI window solves numerous problems that affect all Windows Console applications, especially in Windows 95/98/ME: the disappearing cursor, Caps Lock confusion, the "incredible shrinking window", extraneous or out-of-order characters on screen, loss of focus when started from a GUI application, various Copy/Paste problems, inability to use Input Method Editors, ghost images on the screen, and on and on and on. Here's a capsule comparison of the GUI and Console versions:

Feature GUI
Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP
Console
Win9x/ME
Console
NT/2000/XP
Kermit Menu Yes No No
Kermit Toolbar Yes No No
Scrollbars Yes No No
Font Selection Yes No Limited
Multiple Scripts Yes No Limited
Save Font Preferences Yes No No
Stretch Screen Dimensions Yes No No
Stretch Font Size Yes No