Controlling Client Access screen colours

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Contrary to popular wisdom, its possible, and pleasant, to set your client Access screen colours to be, say Black on a white background - or to have a session with a red background when accessing a produciton box, and (blue's my favourite) a different colour for a development box. The colour settings are stored on the PC in the *.ws file. Has anyone tried distributing this to user's PCs' within the PC standard desktop management world and arrived at a best way of doing so? Anyone experience of users with something other than green on black. For interest, here's a black on white .ws file. for Ca 5.8 copy to desktop as 'white.ws' [Profile] ID=WS Version=8 [CT] trace=Y [Telnet5250] HostName=NBSDev Security=CA400 SSLClientAuthentication=Y AutoReconnect=Y [Communication] Link=telnet5250 Session=5250 [5250] ScreenSize=27x132 HostCodePage=285-U WorkStationID=+&COMPN*= PrinterType=IBM3812 [Keyboard] CuaKeyboard=2 Language=United-Kingdom(166) IBMDefaultKeyboard=N DefaultKeyboard=C:Program FilesIBMClient AccessEmulatorprivateAS400.KMP [Colors] ExtendedColorGreen=000000 FFFFFF OtherScreenColor=FFFFFF ExtendedColorBlue=7890F0 FFFFFF ExtendedColorPink=FF00FF FFFFFF ExtendedColorRed=F01818 FFFFFF ExtendedColorTurquoise=56BBF1 FFFFFF ExtendedColorYellow=93FC03 FFFFFF OIAColorInformationIndicators=24D830 OIAColorBackground=606060 OtherRuleLine=F01818 OtherColumnSeparator=7890F0 BlinkColorOverride=Y BlinkAttribute=FF00FF 000000 [Window] SessFlags=38C62 ViewFlags=CF00 CaptionFormat=AA - RuleLinePos=6 20 MFIcolor=Y ColumnSeparator=N [File] SaveOnExit=N [Edit] FieldWrap=N LineWrap=N PasteToTrimmedArea=N PasteStopAtProtectedLine=N [LastExitView] A=4 595 281 648 546 3 13 29 400 0 IBM3270— 285

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I have four ICONS on my desktop which will start a CA session.
Each one has a different color scheme.
RED background is a PRODDUCTION Library List
Other schemes tell me what AS400 I am connected to.

I do not have a way to auto distribute, but I did a document on how to setup and passed that out.

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  • graybeard52
    I also have 4 icons with different color schemas. I copies them to a server and put them in a "custom" folder. Then whenever i install, I just run this CMD. You could create a robocopy to run this if you need it globally. copy "\servernameERP SoftwareClient Access ExpressCustom*.*" "c:Program FilesIBMClient AccessEmulatorPrivate"
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  • graybeard52
    I see the post dropped the slashes. But you get the idea. I put .ws and keyboard mapping in this folder.
    copy "\simfitch01nw_dataERP SoftwareClient Access ExpressCustom*.*"  "c:Program FilesIBMClient AccessEmulatorPrivate"
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  • Yorkshireman
    Users ( and managers) are constantly bleating about ' green on black' screens as being passe and old fashioned - yet a character mode input is still the quickest way of getting input into a computer, and competent design makes the panel easy to use and error free. If we just got the world using a different colour scheme they'd think it was new - super, efficient.... So - does anyone have a user community who conventiionally use different colours?
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  • graybeard52
    Our ERP system allows order entry thru green screen, GUI, or web. But the full-time CSR's usually prefer green screen because its faster. However, most have multiple green screen windows - up to 4 in 4 different color schemes. They like this because they can use "green" for US, blue for "Canada", white for UK, gold for others and/or other lookups. Each user finds what they like, but this helps prevent the trying to enter a US order on the Canadian screen. I use multiple colors for different LPARS. If I have gold screen, I know I am on the development LPAR.
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  • Yorkshireman
    Blue's my favourite - developer stuff - restful red for production - dont want to casually mess with stuff on there. . No - I never managed to delete a major file in live, thinking it was test.. . (though I have caused an unwanted 'emergency poer off' on a System 38 - oops )
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  • Swabrin
    its good and have learnt many things
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  • BigKat
    I have green on black (traditional) for my development system(s) and I switch green to display as red and red to display as green for my production system(s). If I open a second session in development where I am running a test, I change green to some other non-standard color (usually mustard) green screen = go ahead it's development red screen = stop and think, it's production mustard screen = caution running the test
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  • TomLiotta
    I usually use the standard green/black just so I can notice differences, especially since customers tend to be standard. Then I have a grey-background scheme that I use for high-authority sessions. I usually switch OIA colors on that scheme for different systems. I also use the grey-background scheme for color screen-prints. The black background prints just suck up ink/toner. Tom
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  • BigKat
    when I need to do screen prints, I set black to appear as white and white to appear as black
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