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SecureCRT History

          SecureCRT(R) 9.1.1 (Official) -- November 23, 2021

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This file contains the SecureCRT product history.  It includes lists 
of new features, changes, and bug fixes sorted by release.  For a 
product description, installation notes, registration information,
and contact information, please refer to SecureCRT_README.txt
(downloaded with this installation).

Changes in SecureCRT 9.1.1 (Official) -- November 23, 2021

New Feature:

  - Windows: SecureCRT 9.1.1 is compatible with Windows 11.

Bug Fixes:

  - When a script enabled file logging for a connection, the
    "Timestamp each line" logging option may have inadvertently
    been enabled.

  - Mac/Linux: When connecting to a session that had a custom
    keymap specified and that keymap file was not accessible,
    SecureCRT could crash.

  - Mac: On certain high definition displays, the tab status
    indicators could appear blurry.

Changes in SecureCRT 9.1 (Official) -- September 2, 2021

No changes.

Changes in SecureCRT 9.1 (Beta 5) -- August 24, 2021

Bug Fixes:

  - Attempting to connect multiple sessions that used the same Python
    logon script could have caused SecureCRT to crash.

  - When multiple sessions were reconnecting simultaneously, SecureCRT
    could have crashed.

  - When attempting to connect a session configured to use the HID
    Global ActivClient PKCS11 DLL to access a certificate on a smart
    card, authentication may have failed due to a signature error.

  - When connected to an SSH1 server, the cipher algorithm used for
    the connection was not displayed on the status bar.

  - Windows: The Active Sessions Manager context menu was not shown
    when the "context menu" keyboard key was pressed.

  - Mac/Linux: Undocking a docked Session Manager or Command Manager
    by double clicking it caused the terminal area to shrink.

Changes in SecureCRT 9.1 (Beta 4) -- August 10, 2021


  - Added a parameter to the Screen Object Send method that specifies
    whether or not to use a codec when sending the text only to the

Bug Fixes:

  - When extended ASCII line-drawing characters were sent directly to
    the screen from a script, the characters were not rendered

  - Windows: If a session failed to connect, the incorrect status icon
    would have been displayed for the session in the Active Sessions

  - Windows: When using the "Tile Vertically" or "Tile Horizontally"
    window layout, if the Command Window was toggled on or off, the
    session windows did not resize as expected.

  - Mac/Linux: Undocking a docked Session Manager or Command Manager
    by double clicking it caused the terminal area to shrink.

Changes in SecureCRT 9.1 (Beta 3) -- July 22, 2021


  - Improved transfer speed when port forwarding SFTP traffic
    through SecureCRT.

  - The "ESC z ( msg CR" instruction to set the status text for
    WYSE50 emulation is now honored.

  - Windows: In the Active Sessions Manager, the "Sessions"
    subfolder was removed and the open sessions are located
    directly in the "Active" folder. 

Bug Fixes:

  - If prompted to accept a new host key at the same time that
    the connection was aborted, a crash could have occurred.

  - When running a script that accessed a global configuration
    option, the script may have failed.

  - When transferring large files via YModem, the reported time to
    transfer the file was not accurate.

  - Windows: When running a Python script that modified the Global
    configuration, SecureCRT could have potentially crashed when
    the application was closed.

  - Windows: If a remote server did not support the RDP view resize
    method used by the client, there could have been long delays,
    during which SecureCRT became unresponsive, when the SecureCRT
    window was resized.

  - Windows: Under certain scenarios, when closing and re-opening
    the Active Sessions Manager, the width of the Manager may not
    have been correct.

  - Windows: When using tiled windows for connected sessions, the
    tiled window frame did not honor the color for certain display

  - Windows: When using the Connect Dialog, the copy and paste
    keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+C and CTRL+V) failed to work when
    focus was in the search filter box.

  - Windows: If a "Custom menu and toolbar" file was configured to
    use either the default.mnu or Japanese.mnu files that are
    shipped with SecureCRT, a warning dialog appeared at startup
    regarding an unknown command string in the menu file.

  - Windows: In certain scenarios, when focus was given to
    SecureCRT, background colors in the terminal view may have
    unexpectedly expanded across the entire view width.

  - Windows: If an error occurred while attempting to update the
    application using "Update now...", the error message may not
    have been displayed as expected.

  - Mac/Linux: When connecting a session that was configured to use
    the "Scale the font" resize method, if an existing disconnected
    tab was re-used for the new connection, the size of the window
    would unexpectedly shrink.

  - Mac/Linux: When running SecureCRT and SecureFX integrated, if
    one application was launched from the other, after navigating
    to the "Configuration Paths" category in the Global Options
    dialog, it was not possible to navigate to a different category.

  - Mac/Linux: If a disconnected tab was reused by a different
    session, the new session may have incorrectly used the color
    scheme of the disconnected session.

  - Mac/Linux: When running SecureCRT and SecureFX integrated and
    the HTTPS session protocol page was displayed in SecureCRT, the
    username and password field labels were not displayed correctly.

  - Mac/Linux: When changing the location of a docked Session
    Manager or Command Manager window while a session was connected,
    the size of the session could have unexpectedly changed.

  - Mac/Linux: When copying a Button Bar to the Command Manager, if
    the Button Bar contained an operation that was invalid for the
    current platform, the Button Bar was not copied as expected.

  - Mac: If multiple virtual desktops were set up using Spaces and
    SecureCRT was running on one of the virtual desktops, if
    SecureCRT was moved to an external monitor, the Session Manager
    and dialogs were displayed on the primary monitor.

  - Mac: The VanDyke Update dialogs did not honor the system Dark
    Mode setting.

Changes in SecureCRT 9.1 (Beta 2) -- June 29, 2021

Bug Fixes:

  - Under rare circumstances, when multiple sessions were connected
    and the window was resized (causing rows with long lines to
    re-wrap), SecureCRT could have crashed.

  - In rare circumstances, when sending a session tab to a new window,
    SecureCRT could have crashed.

  - Windows: When a Python 3 DLL was found on the system, but could
    not be loaded, SecureCRT may have failed to start.

  - Mac/Linux: Using the filter search in the Command Manager could
    have resulted in long delays when there were a large number of
    commands to filter.

  - Mac: When SecureCRT was in full screen mode and a session was
    connected, the session view may not have filled the available
    space of the main window.

Changes in SecureCRT 9.1 (Beta 1) -- June 3, 2021

New Features:

  - Windows: Added a dockable Active Sessions Manager that shows
    the currently open tabbed or tiled sessions.

  - Mac: Added support for Big Sur.

  - Added support for Python 3.9.

  - Added OpenSSH Agent support for the rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512
    signature formats.

  - Added the ability to close all tabs to the right of the
    current tab.

  - Added the ability to open a local shell automatically when
    SecureCRT starts.

  - The Command window's foreground and background colors can be

  - Improved the look of the button bar and Command Manager icons.

  - Added the ability to bypass the firewall settings for SSH1, SSH2,
    and Telnet sessions globally from the Options menu.

  - The status bar can be configured to show the TFTP server status.

  - Added a session option to include a timestamp on each line of
    the log file.

  - Windows: Added the ability to redirect local drives for RDP

  - Windows: Added the ability to specify an initial folder for
    local shell sessions.

  - Windows: A scratchpad can be configured as an auto session to be
    opened when SecureCRT starts.

  - Windows: Added the ability to change the foreground and
    background colors for scratchpads and script editors.

  - Windows: Added the ability to change the font for scratchpads
    and script editors.

  - Windows: Added the ability to specify initial values of "Line
    numbers" and "Word wrap" options for scratchpads and script

  - Mac: Updated the GUI by removing the toolbar and moving the
    toolbar items to the title bar.


  - The log file trace level can now be specified in the Session
    Options dialog.

  - The reconnect time interval can now be specified in the
    Global Options dialog.

  - Windows: For all display themes, the title bar now uses the
    standard Windows Minimize, Restore, and Close buttons and uses
    the system accent color if the Windows Colors option "Title bars
    and window borders" is set.

  - Windows: The global options "Paste on left/right button" and
    "Copy on select" are honored in the scratchpad and script

Bug Fixes:

  - If a session displayed in the Session Manager was no longer
    available on disk, operations (e.g., copy, rename) on the session
    could have resulted in a crash.

  - Under certain configurations, when SecureCRT was maximized or
    full screen, if the "screen" utility was run on a remote system,
    the current display was not completely cleared as expected.

  - When switching from TN3270 to any other emulation, an
    "IBM-3278-2" terminal type may have been unexpectedly set
    for the session.

  - Windows: Under rare circumstances, if an RDP session was closed
    while the main window was resizing or moving, SecureCRT could

  - Windows: If an RDP session was closed before the connection was
    fully established, SecureCRT could have crashed.

  - Windows: Under certain environments, when connecting to an RDP
    session, the remote display did not scale to match the local

  - Windows: When using a Windows Subsystem for Linux provided local
    shell (e.g., bash.exe, wsl.exe), clearing the screen did not
    always work as expected.

  - Windows: When the global INI-file-only option "Launch New Windows
    in a Separate Process" was set, it was still possible to select
    "Clone in New Window" or "Send to New Window" from the tab or tile
    context menu.

  - Windows: On high-DPI monitors with certain scaling levels, the
    MD5 fingerprint displayed on the view host key dialog may have
    been cut off.

  - Mac/Linux: Under certain conditions, using Zmodem to upload a
    file that already existed on the remote system could have
    resulted in a crash.

  - Mac/Linux: If the log filename or custom log data fields
    included a newline in the specified value, the options were not
    saved correctly.

  - Mac: When using a trackpad on a macOS system, certain gestures
    could result in focus being lost in the SecureCRT terminal view.