Application restrictions, 40 columns 6 rows. In order to see all 40 columns of information at once the font size is very small and hard to read.
Going back in time, the 7025 model had options, wrapping, and view “half columns”. These options allow 40 X 6 to become 20 X 12 is size. The font could be much larger and all the data would still display on the screen without scrolling right or left.
Know of any similar options for the 7535 & 7530 G1 and G2 models?
As TekTerm V2 does not seem to have those options, if your terminal has a touch screen there is a touch panning option in the Session manger of the system parameters, that allows users to easy pan around the screen by touching and dragging the display. This option is disabled by default.
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BTW is this for Tess? or ANSI? I was thinking Tess however if ANSI there is an Auto Wrap function in the Parameters under Edit Modes, that I believe is based on the Screen Size settings which are different that the Font Size (visible screen) settings.
Tess session is correct. The keypad and functions keys are used with the application, so the touch screens are disabled. Touch screens can be a major pain, what sharp object today can we use to try to move the screen. Other issues with added time to labor standards.
How about increasing the display shift or Column value in System>Session Manager from one and scrolling over with Blue+Arrow key?
Application restrictions has the most important data in the first seven columns and the last seven columns. Example, license plate number of the product to gather in the first seven columns and the location to find the product in the last seven columns, both need to visible at all times. Both panning and scrolling add time and motion to the process.
The only other option I can think of at this time is a modification to the host application for mobile terminals or using a controller and TSF/O (Teklogix Screen Formatter / Optimizer) which is a screen scraping application that lets you intercept and reformat the output tailored to the terminal that is being used.
Your comment " using a controller and TSF/O (Teklogix Screen Formatter/ Optimizer)". Question: What is the controller your are referring to? We are using a 9500 controller?
Yes the 9500 is a controller that supports TSF/O. Setting this up is a bit of a project and I believe there is a charge for the TSF/O configuration software.
Adding software to the 9500 to handle what used to be available on the RF devices is not the direction we will take. What are the chances of the firmware for the devices being updated to include wrapping and view half-columns that used to be available on the 7025 models. These two options were available for "tess" session on the 7025, but disappeared with the 7030, 7535, and 7530 models. We are only having the issue with the handhelds, truck mount devices are fine.
It seems that adding these back has not been a common request over the years since they had been excluded. Though I can certainly understand the frustration your users must have with viewing the data on the wide screen, unfortunately there are no plans to add these features to OpenTekTerm.
7535-G2 -- try ctrl/alt/f to toggle . see if any of those font options are usable.
16x32 font & screen size is a start
Application restrictions require 40 columns. The minimum number of rows required is four. We settled for 11X40. Even at 11 rows and 40 columns, the letters are elongated making it hard to determine the difference between 5 and S or others like 6 and 8.
Using another font might help make it easier to read... but realistically 40 columns is a lot for a small screen. 240 pixel screen width / 40 columns = only 6 pixels per character.