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Old 03-23-2010, 10:58 AM
rtb rtb is offline
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Hi Tim,

I can tell by your wording that you are pretty frustrated by the current behavior you are seeing in SecureCRT. Here's some historical background to help explain SecureCRT's current "Close on disconnect" behavior.

The "Close on disconnect" option existed in SecureCRT since it's early days -- long before SecureCRT had any support for tabs. It was originally implemented as a response to requests from SecureCRT users who wanted the application to close as soon as the underlying ssh/serial/rlogin/telnet/etc. connection was closed.

When support for tabs was implemented in SecureCRT back in mid 2004, it was decided that the existing "Close on disconnect" session option should close the appropriate tab, and ultimately close the application if the last tab was disconnected. This interaction decision helped to maintain consistency in the existing "Close on disconnect" behavior which long time SecureCRT users had come to expect.

Even though we strive to maintain consistent behavior that long-time users have come to expect, it doesn't mean that we can't add an option to modify this behavior. I have created a feature request in our SecureCRT development database to add just such an option. Should a future release of SecureCRT have the ability to close the last tab rather than the entire application on disconnect, we will post to this forum thread. If you would like to be notified directly, please complete and submit the form at the following location:
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Last edited by rtb; 03-23-2010 at 01:05 PM.
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