Xmanager Tutorial

Managing sessions with Xbrowser

Last modified: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:28 PM

Xbrowser enables you to create, modify and delete Xmanager sessions. Xbrowser supports three kinds of sessions: Dynamic, Static and Xstart. The list below describes each session:

Icon Session Type Description
Dynamic Xbrowser sends a broadcast message on local LAN and finds these sessions dynamically. To find hosts in another subnet, you can add IP addresses in the Options dialog box.
All dynamic sessions have the same configuration. To change the configuration of a session, right-click on the session, click Save As, right-click on the newly created session and then click Properties.
Static A Static session is bound to a specific remote host. You can create it by copying from a dynamic session or using New Session Wizard. If the remote host does not respond to the XDMCP query message, the icon appears dimmed.
Secure XDMCP, Passive and XDMCP broadcast sessions are also considered to be static sessions.
You can create a shortcut, save as a file, configure its options or send it to another user via email.
Xstart Xbrowser can create and manage Xstart sessions. You can also create these sessions in the Xstart program on your preference. Xbrowser and Xstart share all Xstart sessions. By double-clicking an Xstart session, you can run a remote X application as easily as it is on your Windows machine.

To create a Static session:
  1. Run Xbrowser.
  2. Select XDMCP node from the side Session bar.
  3. In the toolbar, click New. A New Session Wizard appears. 
  4. Follow the steps in the New Session Wizard.
To create a Xstart session: 
  1. Run Xbrowser.
  2. Select Xstart node from the side Session bar.
  3. In the toolbar, click New. A New Session Wizard appears. 
  4. Follow the steps in the New Session Wizard.
To edit a session:
  1. In the Xbrowser window, select the session you want to edit.
  2. In the toolbar, click Properties.
To create a shortcut for a session:
  1. Run Xbrowser.
  2. Right-click on the session you want to create a shortcut for. RESULT: A menu appears.
  3. Click Create Shortcut.
To send a session to another user via email:
  1. Run Xbrowser.
  2. Right-click on a session. RESULT: A menu appears.
  3. Point to Send To and then click Mail Recipient.
To import a session:
  1. Drag a session with a left-click.
  2. Drop on the Xbrowser window.
Note: You can only import static sessions saved as a file. Dynamic sessions cannot be imported.