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Monday, October 10, 2005

Window Colors and Transparency

You can change the colors in your MacWise window by selecting Colors... from the Window Menu.
There are a few preset color combinations you can select by clicking on the buttons (Gray, Blue, Green or Black Transparent sets). Reset to Defaults, returns the screen back to black text on a white background. You can customize the colors by selecting attribute colors. For instance, when Inverse video appears on the screen, you can select the color that will appear from the pop-up menu.

If you select "Use Ansi Colors", you will only be able select the Normal Text and Background colors. In this mode, the host controls the colors. Normally, you do not want to turn this option on. There is a preference under the File Menu in Preferences... "Allow Host to Enable Ansi Colors". If that option is enabled, Ansi colors will automatically be enabled when MacWise receives ansi color codes from the host.

Transparency is a really cool option. It allows you to see through the MacWise window to the windows behind it.
This is useful if you need to monitor another application behind the MacWise window (maybe you want to see what mail arrives in your Mail application).
You can change the transparency by selecting Transparency... from the Window Menu.

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Wyse and Viewoint Emulation

Characters appear to be shifted to the right or left incorrectly.
Cursor may be flashing at the wrong position on the screen.
Lines may be wrapping to the next line when they should not.

Hidden attributes need to be enabled or disabled.
Emulate / Video Attribute... Options

Note: If you select Wyse 50 emulation, hidden attributes is enabled. If you select Wyse 60 or 370 emulation, hidden attributes is disabled. After you make your selection, you can always change the hidden attribute setting. But if you ever change emulation types again, the hidden attribute setting will also change back to it's default.

When hidden attributes are not enabled, a space is generated on the screen each time a video attribute is processed from the host (attributes such as bold, inverse video, underline etc)

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Telnet Connections

Possible causes for no connection

1. Incorrect Host IP address

2. The host requires an answerback message from you during login.
If so, find out what it is and use MacWise Connection Scripts under the File Menu.

3. The host requires that your client ID be entered in the TCP Network preferences for OS X.

4. You are not using the correct port. Port 23 is standard but yours might be different.

5. The host requires that your Mac be in a range of valid IP addresses.

6. You have not opened the connection.

7. Your Mac is not connected to a network or Internet.


MacWise Support Blog

10/10/2005 Welcome to the new MacWise support blog.
This new interactive support page allows users to comment on support issues.
It is my hope that this will be a useful method for MacWise users to share technical information with other users.

I will try to answer any questions posted here.
Currently, the only way to start a new topic is to contact me at and suggest a new topic.

To see archived support issues, click on "Posts Older than 10/10/2005".

Rich Love
MacWise author