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SecureCRT Beta History


               SecureCRT(R) 8.5 (Beta) -- July 19, 2018

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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 8.5 (Beta 3) -- July 19, 2018
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Bug fix:

  - Windows: Custom menu toolbar icons were displayed incorrectly
    when the system text was scaled to 125%.


Changes in SecureCRT 8.5 (Beta 2) -- July 10, 2018
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Bug fixes:

  - If three or more sessions were opened in three separate tab groups
    and the middle tab group was made wider, the tab widths were not
    adjusted correctly.  Similarly, if the application window was made
    wider, the tabs widths in the right tab group were not adjusted
    correctly.
  - Windows: SSH2 sessions failed to connect if the username contained
    international characters (e.g., Cyrillic) and the local system's
    code page was not the same as the remote system's code page.
  - Windows: If session tabs were not shown, when multiple instances of
    SecureCRT were opened, each subsequent instance of SecureCRT was
    slightly shorter.


Changes in SecureCRT 8.5 (Beta 1) -- June 28, 2018
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New features:

  - Added a Button Bar Manager, which allows button bars to be added,
    duplicated, edited, deleted, and arranged manually or
    alphabetically.
  - Added a Button Manager, which allows buttons on a button bar to be
    rearranged, edited, added, deleted, copied, and pasted.
  - Added the ability to rename button bars.
  - Button bars can be duplicated from the button bar context menu
    and in the Button Bar Manager.
  - Added the ability to map a button or key to a button bar, making
    it easier to switch between different button bars.
  - The text in the multi-line paste confirmation dialog can be
    edited before it gets pasted into a session.
  - The multi-line paste confirmation dialog can be resized.
  - Added the ability to save sessions that were created using Quick
    Connect, the Connect bar, or the command line.
  - Added a new Script status indicator so that tabbed and tiled
    sessions can indicate that a script is running.
  - Added a global option to disable all printing.
  - Added a global option that allows the Command window to be
    configured to send commands to all sessions, visible sessions,
    or the active session by default.
  - Added the ability to make the width of session tabs a fixed number
    of pixels.
  - Added support for the SHA2-512-EtM and SHA2-256-EtM MACs.
  - ssh-add can be used to add keys from a remote Linux, Unix, or Mac
    system to SecureCRT's agent using agent forwarding.
  - Added the ability to specify the quote character(s) to be used
    for the "Paste as Quotation" operation.
  - Added a global option to prevent numbers from being appended to
    tabbed or tiled session names when the same session is connected
    more than once.
  - Added "Reset Name" to the tab/tile context menu, which resets
    the tabbed or tiled session name back to the session's name or
    title specified in the Session Options dialog.
  - Added the ability to toggle keyword highlighting from the Options
    menu.
  - When a session is copied in the Session Manager or Connect dialog,
    the session's hostname is put in the clipboard so that it can be
    pasted into a session or other applications.  The session can 
    still be pasted into the Session Manager or Connect dialog.
  - Added a global option to disable ALT+ tab switching.
  - Added a global option for triple clicking to include the EOL
    character in the selection.
  - Sorting on columns is supported in all list controls that have
    columns.
  - Added a session INI-file-only option "Keyboard Interactive
    Prompt" that allows the expected prompt for keyboard-interactive
    authentication to be specified.
  - Added a command-line flag /KEYBOARDINTERACTIVEPROMPT that allows
    the keyboard interactive prompt to be specified for SSH2
    sessions.
  - Added a global INI-file-only option "TFTP Resend Timeout" that
    allows the resend timeout for the TFTP server to be configured.
  - Mac: Added a global option to automatically set locale
    environment variables for the local shell.  This option is on
    by default.

Changes:

  - Because of an update to a cryptographic library used by SecureCRT,
    newly generated DSA keys are now restricted to 1024 bits.
  - In the Public Key Properties dialog, the "Use identity or
    certificate file" field can be left blank.
  - The Full Reset and Soft Terminal Reset escape sequences are now
    honored with Linux, VShell, VT220, VT320, and Xterm emulations.
  - The DECSUSR escape sequences to change the cursor style are now
    honored in Xterm emulation.
  - Preceding and trailing whitespace is removed from hosts entered
    in the Connect bar.
  - Made it easier to specify xterm-256color emulation in the
    Session Options dialog.
  - Added base color support for TN3270 emulation.
  - If the global option to paste on press of middle mouse button is
    set, the middle mouse button can be used to paste into the Command
    window.
  - An optional confirmation dialog is displayed on the "Paste as
    Quotation" operation.
  - If the session option "Forward X11 packets" is set and no X
    server is running on the local machine, a warning dialog is no
    longer displayed.
  - If the session options "Automate logon" and "Send initial
    carriage return" are set and no Send strings are specified, the
    initial carriage return is sent when the session connects.
  - The session option "Disable initial SFTP extensions" can now be
    configured in the GUI.
  - The local and remote port forwarding fields in the Session Options
    dialog have been made taller so that more configured port forwards
    are visible.
  - Added the ability to specify the terminal type on the command
    line using the flag /TERMINAL_TYPE.
  - When the options /COLOR_SCHEME and /T are used on the command
    line, the color scheme is only applied to the session specified
    by /T.
  - SSH1/SSH2: If the option "Do not request a shell" is set, a
    message to that effect is displayed in the session.
  - Windows: For the VS2013 Dark theme, the active tab's color was
    lightened so that it would stand out more.
  - Windows: The close button for the "Native" display theme is now a
    plain "X".
  - Mac: The Expose (Command+Shift+\) behavior has been disabled.
  - Mac: The Command window can now be resized to be as small as one
    line tall.
  - Linux: Printing is disabled by default because on Ubuntu 17 and
    Fedora 27, SecureCRT could have performance problems caused by
    printer initialization.  Printing can be re-enabled in the Global
    Options dialog.
  - Linux: The keyboard shortcut ALT+N brings up the Session Manager
    or Connect dialog.

Bug fixes:

  - If two instances of SecureCRT were running and the Global
    Options dialog was displayed in one instance and the Session
    Options dialog was displayed in the other, if changes were made
    in the Global Options dialog and saved, SecureCRT crashed when
    attempting to select a different category in the Session Options
    dialog.
  - In the Session Manager or Connect dialog, if a folder was renamed
    to have a name that was too long for the local system, the sessions
    contained in the folder were deleted.
  - SecureCRT hung when running a Python script that called
    crt.Screen.Send("\000).
  - SecureCRT failed to authenticate with remote systems, such as
    the Balabit PPM SSH proxy server, that requested the same 
    authentication method more than once during authentication.
  - If SecureFX was also installed and the terminal protocol in the
    default session was set to None, SecureCRT could not be launched.
  - When the script recorder was used to generate a Python script,
    escape characters [chr(92)] were not included in the script.
  - When exporting settings, scripts that were used by buttons were
    not exported.
  - If keyword highlighting was turned on through a script, the
    terminal window was not updated to highlight the keywords.
  - The multi-line paste dialog did not display the text correctly
    if the session was using the vt100 font and the configuration
    data was from a version of SecureCRT between 6.0 and 6.2.
  - Characters in the upper range of Unicode code points, such as
    emojis and certain Asian characters were rendered incorrectly or
    as unknown characters in the terminal area.
  - Some double-wide Unicode characters could not be used in keyword
    highlighting.
  - If SecureCRT was maximized and the Session Manager was made
    wider, when SecureCRT restarted, the Session Manager's size
    change was lost.
  - Windows: After SecureCRT had been running for a while, switching
    tabs could become very slow.
  - Windows: If the combined SecureCRT and SecureFX installer had
    previously been installed and then a newer standalone version
    of SecureCRT was installed, SecureCRT's menu bar was blank.
  - Windows: On a 4K monitor, if a session's resize option was set
    to "Synchronize view to size" and the view was zoomed several
    times, the prompt could end up off the screen and/or lines
    could be cut off.
  - Windows: If the EOL character for the text in the clipboard was
    not CRLF, line breaks were not displayed correctly in the
    multi-line paste confirmation dialog.
  - Windows: When the New Session wizard was used to create a Serial
    session, an invalid baud rate could be specified.
  - Windows: If the toolbar was customized to have a button for
    starting and stopping the TFTP server and the TFTP server failed
    to start, the button said "Stop TFTP Server."
  - Windows: In the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Session Manager
    and Connect dialog could be unresponsive for several seconds when
    they were displayed.
  - Windows: In the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Connect dialog
    could take several seconds to draw the toolbar.
  - Mac/Linux: In the Map Selected Key dialog, the "Run Script"
    function was available when scripting was disabled in the
    Global.ini file.
  - Mac/Linux: SecureCRT reported an error when attempting to  log
    to the same file simultaneously from different sessions.
  - Mac/Linux: The list of hosts in the Global Options dialog in the
    SSH Host Key category was not sorted.
  - Mac/Linux: If a session name contained two ampersands, the Window
    and File menus displayed the session name with three ampersands.
  - Mac: Attempting to do a search from the Help menu resulted in an
    error or a crash.
  - Mac: SecureCRT could crash if it was minimized while the printer
    was being initialized.
  - Mac: If Option+e was entered, SecureCRT did not exit accent mode
    if a hotkey was pressed.
  - Linux: If the TFTP server was configured to start when SecureCRT
    started and SecureCRT was closed and restarted, the error "The TFTP
    server could not bind to port  for the following
    reason: Address already in use." was displayed when the IPv4 and
    IPv6 socket were bound to the same port.