Configuration Tips: Enterprise Applications-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Configuration Tips: Enterprise Applications

The following configuration information is applicable to those who use the SSH Tectia Client for Enterprise applications (e.g., SIS, HRIS, PAS).  

Setting Font and Terminal Window Size

Steps to set the font or terminal window size are useful when manually creating profiles

  1. Launch the SSH Tectia (Start > All Programs > Tectia - SSH Terminal).
  2. Select Edit > User Interface Settings.
  3. Select Global Settings > Appearance > Font, and then set features as desired or as directed.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Select File > Save Settings.

Follow these steps to set the size (i.e., number of rows and columns) of the Terminal window for each SSH profile. These steps do not apply to File Transfer profiles.

  1. In Tectia - SSH Terminal, select File > Profiles and then select the Profile you wish to set the Terminal window size.
    HRIS, SIS and PAS: Select the profile named "SSH"
  2. When prompted for your password, click Cancel and then OK to dismiss the login dialog box.
  3. Using your mouse pointer, resize the Terminal window so it displays a size of 80x25 in the bottom status bar.
  4. To save this change, select File > Save Layout.
  5. As necessary, repeat these steps for other Profiles. 

The default setting for printing may result in more than one screen printing at a time. Use the following instructions to limit the print request to one screen only.

  1. Select Start > All Programs > Tectia Client.
  2. Select Edit > User Interface Settings.
  3. Select Global Settings > Appearance.
  4. In the text area for Scrollback buffer size, type 1.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select File > Save Settings.

The optimal font for displaying Enterprise Applications is Lucida Console. This may already be set as the default font for your application. Use the following instructions to verify or change the font.

  1. Select the Lucida Console font.
  2. Set the font size you prefer, sizes 9 through 12 are recommended.
  3. Be sure that the "Fix terminal window size and adjust font size automatically" box is NOT selected.

Last Updated: 3/1/13