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Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

Last post: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:02 AM by Gururaj, 13 reply

 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:04 PM - Lili

Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
Thank you for very best ssh client around.

1. Where can I modify default settings ? That is, those settings that will be used as default for future created sessions ?

3. If there possibilty to modify property X for *all* sessions ? That would be very useful, too. Example: font. I have 30 sessions defined, and I really need sometimes to change property X in all of them. ("modify all")

3. Is there possibility to modify *defaults* in all already created sessions ? That means, I modify property X in one dialog, and then value of X changes in all sessions where X was left equal to default, but not modified in those sessions where property X != default (that's "modify past defaults" vs #1 "modify future defaults")

#1 is very basic, can't find it ?

Thanks
Lili

Program Ver. : Xshell 3.0
Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:43 AM - Support

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
Thank you for sharing your ideas.

>>1. Where can I modify default settings ? That is, those settings that will be used as default for future created sessions ?

In Xshell, click small arrow next to the Properties icon. From the menu, click Default session. This opens the Default Session Properties window.

>>3. If there possibilty to modify property X for *all* sessions ? That would be very useful, too. Example: font. I have 30 sessions defined, and I really need sometimes to change property X in all of them. ("modify all")

>>3. Is there possibility to modify *defaults* in all already created sessions ? That means, I modify property X in one dialog, and then value of X changes in all sessions where X was left equal to default, but not modified in those sessions where property X != default (that's "modify past defaults" vs #1 "modify future defaults")

For 2 and 3, we will definitely try adding it in our future editions.


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Thursday, August 28, 2008 5:23 PM - Lili

Re: Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
THanks you for quick response.

>>1. Where can I modify default settings ?
>In Xshell, click small arrow next to the Properties icon. From the menu, click Default session.

To increase height available to ssh, I keep disabled most toolbars, including this Standard Toolbar.

So this small arrow button is difficult to access for me.

Is is accessible from normal Menu somehow ? Too much tolbars clutter screen space.

Thanks
Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:12 AM - Support

Re: Re: Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
When no session is open, select File > Properties. This will open the Default Properties dialog box.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:37 AM - Martin Trudel

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
Hi,

Any updates for this two options :

>>2. If there possibilty to modify property X for *all* sessions ? That would be very useful, too. Example: font. I have 30 sessions defined, and I really need sometimes to change property X in all of them. ("modify all")

>>3. Is there possibility to modify *defaults* in all already created sessions ? That means, I modify property X in one dialog, and then value of X changes in all sessions where X was left equal to default, but not modified in those sessions where property X != default (that's "modify past defaults" vs #1 "modify future defaults")

- Hi really need to change de default log path for example for almost 50 sessions.
- I would like the system to keep my default username and ssh key when I connect from a default session or directly in Shell local
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:35 PM - Support

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
This feature will be added to the next major version. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:55 PM - Soli

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
Hi,

Another year has passed, any updates for 2 and 3?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:06 AM - Support

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
Have you tried Xshell 5 beta? In Xshell 5, you can batch edit multiple session files. Select multiple files on the Sessions dialog box and click the Properties menu.



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Monday, November 3, 2014 3:14 AM - Soli

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 

But, how can I select multiple session files in different folders?

Besides, I'd rather edit the session configuration files (*.xsh) directly, and manage them with git.

I prefer a *default* session configuration file which contains almost all the common settings, and other session files just *include* it, specifying only one or two settings such as IP and/or port.

For example:

[INCLUDE]
default.xsh

[CONNECTION]
Host=192.168.100.100
Port=2222
Monday, November 3, 2014 12:11 PM - Bean

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
That's a good idea, i like it!
Monday, November 3, 2014 10:32 PM - support

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
But this method has it's own drawbacks as well. For example, when you edit an option in a session, you cannot know which option the session is inheriting from the default sessions and which ones are for its own.

It is easy to know when you are editing the session files directly but it is hard to differentiate them if you are just using GUI.

Please tell me if this feature works for you. Every time you edit and save the default session properties, just before it saves, it can ask you if you would want to apply the changes to all sessions.



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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:27 PM - Soli

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 

It's easy for GUI, too. If you edit an option using GUI, then add/change this option of that session in its session file to override the default one.

Your solution could work. But there is another issue. I usually share my session files with my colleagues, but they don't have my color scheme or don't like my favorite font, etc. Actually, all we want to share with each other are a few settings, such as IP, port, login scripts.

If we have different *default.xsh* of our own, and share other session files, that should be awesome!
Monday, November 10, 2014 1:58 AM - support

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
Thank you for your feedback. I will talk to our team about your idea.



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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:02 AM - Gururaj

Re: Modifying default settings ? in three variants.

 
Just add a tick to different option sets 'use default'.