Welcome to the VanDyke Software Forums

Join the discussion today!


Go Back   VanDyke Software Forums > SecureCRT on the Mac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-23-2011, 02:07 AM
cmyers cmyers is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 26
Getting rid of modal windows?

Is there any timeframe for making the various popup windows (session list, session properties, global properties, etc.) non-modal? I know you know how to do it since the Find window isn't modal.

It is extremely frustrating making a change to properties on a session and getting completely locked out of 10-15 sessions spread across 3-5 different windows. It's even more annoying when I need to copy information from one of the windows as part of the update and can't because I am completely locked out of any SecureCRT window except the last modal one. Attempts to click on anything else just give an error sound; doesn't even bring it to the foreground.

I'm pretty sure you will get the same complaint from Linux users as well, so this isn't just a Mac thing.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-25-2011, 11:35 AM
Maureen's Avatar
Maureen Maureen is offline
VanDyke Product Director
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,536
Thanks for the feedback. Converting the Connect and Options dialogs to be modeless is not currently on the roadmap. If this change gets implemented, a message will be posted here. If you'd like to be notified by e-mail, please send a note to me at Maureen.Jett@vandyke.com.

Maureen
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-20-2011, 01:35 PM
cduerr cduerr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 18
Hello, I second the request.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-20-2011, 01:47 PM
bgagnon bgagnon is offline
VanDyke Technical Support
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,049
Hello cduerr,

I have added this thread to a feature request in our development database to make the connect and Session Options/Global Options dialogs modeless on SecureCRT for Mac OS X. Should a future release of SecureCRT include this feature, notification will be posted here.

If you prefer direct e-mail notification, contact support@vandyke.com and include "Feature Request - Forum Thread #7462" in the subject line.
__________________
Thanks,
--Brenda

VanDyke Software
Technical Support
support@vandyke.com
(505) 332-5730
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-21-2011, 07:28 PM
cmyers cmyers is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 26
Please note in the request that this actually applies across all operating systems, not just OS X. It's equally frustrating no matter what OS is being used.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-22-2011, 01:45 PM
rtb rtb is offline
VanDyke Technical Support
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,306
Thanks for the clarification cmyers. We will post to this forum thread if a future release of SecureCRT for Mac, Linux or Windows has modeless dialogs.
__________________
--Todd

VanDyke Software
Technical Support
support@vandyke.com
505-332-5730
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-15-2012, 06:34 PM
cmyers cmyers is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 26
As of Nov 2012 it appears that this has not even made it onto the SecureCRT roadmap yet due to lack of demand. So, if anyone else wants this feature please either reply to the thread or tell VanDyke directly. Or both if you really, really want it like I do.

Cheers!

-Chad
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-23-2013, 11:45 AM
Maureen's Avatar
Maureen Maureen is offline
VanDyke Product Director
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,536
A dockable session manager has been implemented in a pre-beta version of SecureCRT for Windows (other platforms to be implemented later). The new session manager can be docked and always shown, docked and only shown when you hover over it, or undocked and positioned anywhere as a modeless window. If you would be interested in trying it, please email me at Maureen.Jett@vandyke.com.

Maureen
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-18-2015, 01:14 PM
cmyers cmyers is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 26
I just saw the dockable session manager option for 7.3 while skimming through the forum. Since I'm on 7.3.1 at the moment I was hoping that I could turn it on and the modal window pain would be gone. Unfortunately that isn't the case.

The session manager window itself is independent of the terminal windows, which means that it is possible to do some session housekeeping (copying, moving, deleting, and renaming) without getting locked out of the terminal windows. That's great! However, as soon as you open up a properties window from within the session manager, to either create a new session or edit an existing session, you are locked out of all other windows, including the dockable session manager, until that properties window is closed.

This wouldn't be a major problem if I only had a single SecureCRT window open, but I don't. I routinely have anywhere from 4 to 8, each typically with two or more tabs, spread out over four different spaces. As soon as I open up a properties window I am locked out of all of them until that properties window is closed. While testing the dockable session manager I had a properties window open on one space and shifted to a different space for a different application. When I finished using it I clicked on one of the SCRT windows in that space and it took a few failures before I remembered that there was a properties window open somewhere that was locking me out.

I'm still hoping that the modality will go away one day. At least the topmost window is still movable, unlike the frustrating file open/save dialogue panes that OS X shifted to a few years ago.

Cheers!

-Chad
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-18-2015, 01:45 PM
rtb rtb is offline
VanDyke Technical Support
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,306
Hi Chad,

Thanks for the request. We will post to this thread if we make the options dialogs non-modal.

If you would like to be notified directly, please complete and submit the form at the following location:
Submit Feature Request
__________________
--Todd

VanDyke Software
Technical Support
support@vandyke.com
505-332-5730
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 PM.