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There are two seperate programs which access control-d. If you have a new computer and are running windows 98 or newer you probably have the hummingbird software package. If you have an older computer and are running windows 95 you probably have tn3270. Click on the software package name that corresponds to the one currently running on your system.

Hummingbird Software Package Follow these steps:

Step 1: Click on the start button on your taskbar. Goto Programs, then Hostexplorer. Click on Hummingbird neighborhood. This will open a window which looks like this:


STEP 2: Double Click on the New Hostexplorer Profile Icon which will bring you to this window:

Be sure to fill in the green box with uconnmvs.uconn.edu click on ok you will then be prompted with
Fill in this green box with "Control-D" without the quotation marks.

STEP 3: You will now have a window which has a Control-D Icon. Double Click on this Icon to start a control-d session.


Step 4: Click on Options, Edit Session Profile. Then Click on Terminal and 3270. Which will bring you to a screen like this:

Click the button next to Model 5 (27*132), and then click on OK. Next click on the Keyboard option and un-check the "Ignore Num-Lock" box. Finally goto File, Save Session Profile, and Control-D. If you would like a shortcut on the desktop you can drag the Control-D Icon to the desktop.

The second program which can be used to access Control-D is called TCP3270 this application is used mostly on older windows 95 or 98 based machines. If you have windows 95 and you use the mainframe, then you almost definatly have TCP3270. If you have windows 98 you will have to determine whether you have hummingbird of TCP3270.

To setup a Control-D session in TCP3270, start by going to the start button, then programs, then "TCP3270 for windows 95" Click on Tn3270 which will bring you to a screen like this:

In the blue box which is below IP Host/Gateway Type in UCONNMVS.UCONN.EDU . In the terminal Model box click on Model 5(27*132) then click connect. This will take you to the following screen:

Once at this screen click on options then session profile. On the right hand side of the next window you will see a scroll bar. Scroll down to General(Swiss Army knife) and make sure "Start Profile Automatically" is unchecked. Next Click on the Host Option in the right hand side. Make sure your information matches what is displayed below.

The Second to last step is to save the new profile you have created. You can do this by clicking on save. When this window appears:

Type CNTRL-D under Profile and click on Save. This will save the profile. The final step is to make an icon for Control-D on your desktop. In order to do this, goto a blank space on your desktop and click with the right mouse button. Go New, then Shortcut.
Insert the following under the Command Line Field: C:\TCP3270\PROGRAMS\TCP3270.EXE -a -p cntrl-d Then Click on Next, under the name field you can type control-d if youd like and click on next and you are done.



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