Putty & alt-Tab

software development

#1

Do any of you use Putty for SSH? Is there a way to set some kind of preference or download some kind of patch that will allow you to alt-Tab AWAY from it when it’s the active window? That’s one of the things I find really annoying about Putty: I have to use my mouse to toggle between apps. When I try to alt-Tab when Putty is active, it won’t work. It just displays in the window: [ Unknown Command ]

Also, is there a way to change screen colors in Putty?

Thanks,
Gabe


#2

I’m using PuTTY 0.52 on WinXP and have no problem with alt+tab.

As for colors and other settings - when you start it up and you have the “PuTTY Configuration dialog”, you should see a panel on the left for changing various settings. Make the changes necessary then click on the “Session” category and for Saved Sessions type in a session name and click “Save”. If you intendto modify a session, don’t forget to “Load” it first before making changes.


#3

ah ha! thanks for the tip on the colors - the whole load/save thing is funky. i got colors working now.

i’m using putty 0.53 on win2k and still no luck alt-Tabbing.

thanks again!

-gabe


#4

Look under the “Window…Behavior” section of your session configuration – is Ensure window is always on top checked? That’s the only thing I can find that might be close…


#5

I’ve never had problems switching between windows when using PuTTY either; several co-workers use PuTTY pretty frequently and I’m pretty sure it works for them as well.


#6

thanks for the input…i made sure the window behaviours were checked…still no luck.

very strange that it won’t work for me.

thanks,
gabe