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Oct 30

IBM i 5250 Screen Sizes – Widescreen for the Win!

Back in the good old days (thats programmer-speak for decades ago, when doing anything on a computer was a lot more complicated than it is today)  5250 screen sizes of 24 rows and 80 characters wide seemed like plenty of room. Monitors were green text, on black background, with none of those fancy annoying graphics […]

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Feb 24

Forget MAGA Vote MGWA – Make Greenscreen Wide Again

Make Greenscreen Wide Again Good old fashioned Green Screen. Not, not the trendy computer graphics – look I can superimpose myself in space type “green screen”. I’m talking about the original – the green on black, 1960’s style terminals that we associate with old mainframe computers. Call it what you will; terminal emulator, 5250 screen,  […]

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Feb 22

Download and Install IBM i ACS (Access Client Solutions)

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Client Access is DEAD – get over it! Client Access was much reviled, much loved and mucho mucho confusing for users of AS/400, iSeries and the newer IBM i Power Systems. As it evolved and got rebranded as IBM i Access with new releases of the operating system, many people from the technical end of […]

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Jan 19

Wide Green Screens in IBM Client Access from 24×80 to 27×132

Change Green Screen from 24×80 to 27×132 wide The default green screen size is defined in a text file that that you can save anywhere you like. It is generally named after the machine that you are connecting to. This is stored at “C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\Private\VCRSYS.ws” This is a text file that defines what […]

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