How to maximize the FlexTerm host screen area
Users may wish to hide or disable some of the advanced features of FlexTerm in order to acquire additional space for the FlexTerm host screen area. Below are some tips to help accomplish this:
- Status Bar
By default, the Status Bar is displayed at the bottom of the FlexTerm workspace window to provide information regarding the status of the current session. Disabling the Status Bar will provide a small amount of additional space for the host screen area. Select the View ribbon tab, then uncheck the Status Bar option found in the Show or Hide tab group.
- Minimize the Ribbon
The FlexTerm .NET ribbon interface, while useful, does take up a fair amount of the host screen area. However, the Minimize the Ribbon button located in the upper right corner of the FlexTerm workspace window, allows users to toggle the ribbon between hidden and visible. When hidden, just select any of the ribbon tabs to temporarily display the ribbon.
- Show the Ribbon
Another option is to completely disable the ribbon by unchecking the Show the Ribbon option from the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button, which is located in the upper left corner of the FlexTerm workspace window.
Note that when this option is used, you will likely want to add Quick Access Toolbar buttons for any of the frequently used FlexTerm functions found on the ribbon. This is done by right-clicking any function on the ribbon, then choosing Add to Quick Access Toolbar from the popup menu.
- Auto-Hide Extensions
If using any of the System Extensions, or if you have created Custom Extensions, when docked to any side of the FlexTerm workspace window, there is an option to auto-hide them. Just press the Auto-Hide button located in the upper right corner of the extension window to toggle this setting. When hidden, simply hover over, or click (depending on the selected Window Theme) on the extension name tab to temporarily display the extension.
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