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Introduction to FVTerm (Fast View Terminal)

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This is the user guide for the Inventu Viewer+ FVTerm (Fast View) web terminal emulation product.  


As a user of Inventu FVTerm, it is important to understand that the delivery of the terminal emulation functionality is designed to work with all popular browsers including Internet Explorer 8 (and all newer IE versions), Edge, Edge Chromium, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.


FVTerm also detects touch-capable devices such as tablets and provides web-based entry fields (for virtual keyboard support), larger icons and support for portrait and landscape modes if you access it on this type of device.


FVTerm uses standards-based HTML and Javascript with no plug-ins required.


Some Simple Rules of Operation


1.The emulation may automatically connect to your host when you first access the emulation by clicking on a link on a web page, accessing a bookmark or opening a file (an Html Application file or HTA document).  If an error is displayed, please note the text of the error and contact your technical support help desk to determine the cause of the error. To control auto-start, use the settings, accessed by clicking on the Settings_24 Settings Icon found in the status bar.


2.Be careful using the "back-button" in your browser while accessing the emulation screens.  If you do, remember to reposition your screen with the "forward-button" or the refresh_24 Refresh Icon which will re-synchronize your browser page with the active host screen.


3.If your keyboard isn't working, you have moved off of the browser and not properly re-positioned "focus" on the active emulation page-- simply click your mouse onto the emulator window and this should reconnect your keyboard to the emulation.


Inventu Viewer FVTerm is as compatible with "standard" terminal emulators as is possible in the browser environment.  Meanwhile, there are a number of settings that you may have control over that alter how the terminal emulation is presented.  For example, you can change the way the entry fields appear (and work); you can select between an emulation mode (no "box" and each keystroke "overstrikes" the cursor position character) and a browser mode (each entry field has a "box" and by default is in insert mode with a thin-line vertical cursor).