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Frequently Asked Questions

About LogMeTT and Tera Term

What is LogMeTT?
Word "LogMeTT" originates from the phrase "Log Me in Tera Term". To be pronounces as [logmi-ti-ti]. LogMeTT is add-on to Tera Term and can greatly benefit Tera Term macro developers and/or macro users. LogMeTT keeps Tera Term Macro scripts organized in hierarchical menu. LogMeTT menu can be accessed by pressing hotkey or clicking at LogMeTT icon in Windows system tray area. Menu allows to execute any Tera Term Macro script in just 2 clicks. Versions 2.xx of LogMeTT are distributed as freeware without source code. The latest freeware version LogMeTT is included into Tera Term installation package available from this web site.

Can you elaborate a little bit on the Tera Term available from this site?
Tera Term is terminal emulator for Microsoft Windows. It was created by T.Teranishi in 1990s and distributed as open source free software. Development of the "original" Tera Term stopped around millennium at version 2.3. In 2002 California-based Ayera Technologies released TeraTerm Pro 3.1.3 with partial SSH support; Tera Term Macro Language in version 3.1.3 was still lacking SSH connectivity. In 2004 software designer from Japan - Yutaka Hirata resumed development of the original branch of Tera Term. He added his own implementation of SSH in both - terminal emulator and macro language parts and also introduced many new features. Over 10 years have passed since then and Tera Term is still alive and being developed further by the group of software designers/enthusiasts from Japan lead by Yutaka Hirata. To avoid confusion with version numbers and to make it clear that Tera Term developed by Yutaka and his team is the most recent, it was decided to give this branch of Tera Term version numbers starting 4.xx. Tera Term 4.xx remains open source freeware. This web side distributes the latest installation packages of Tera Term and provides forum-based technical support for it. The source code of Tera Term 4.xx is available from ttssh2.osdn.jp.

Does Tera Term icon in Windows system tray belong to LogMeTT?
No, LogMeTT icon is different from Tera Term icon and LogMeTT will start at log in to Windows only if you choose corresponding option in LogMeTT settings. The icon that appeared in your case belongs to the application called TTPMenu. TTPMenu is also part of Tera Term installation package. It was developed before and independently from LogMeTT and has much less features than LogMeTT. You either need to use TTPMenu, or LogMeTT depending on your preference. To stop TTPMenu from appearing in system tray just remove the shortcut to TTPMenu from Windows Start up files list (Start->Programs->Startup).

Can I remove LogMeTT from my hard drive and keep Tera Term?
Yes, you can remove LogMeTT without affecting Tera Term functionality. You can uninstall LogMeTT from Windows Control Panel, or by executing uninstaller from LogMeTT home directory.

What level of support is provided on your Support Forums?
Tera Term and accompanying products are being developed by enthusiasts that spend their spare time to work on these free applications. FREEWARE usually comes with so-called "best effort" level of support, or no support whatsoever. So, please lower your expectations. Easy questions are usually answered within less than 24 hours. Make sure to search for the answer among thousands of existing topics and posts before asking your question. There is very good chance that your question has been already asked and answered.

How often do you release new versions?
New versions of Tera Term are released every 3-4 months; however to quickly address reported bugs developers often make available "unofficial" builds as soon as the bug is fixed. New feature addition time varies and largely depends on the complexity of the change that needs to be introduced.

I'm not able to post my question on your Support Forums. Why?
Only registered users can post in our Support Forums. This is one of the ways we keep our forums free of spam and ads. Registration is easy. It only requires choosing unique nickname with a password and providing valid e-mail where the account activation link can be sent. Certain forums like for example "Announcements" have additional restrictions allowing only Tera Term and LogMeTT developers to start new threads in them. Registered users (once logged in) can see the list of their access rights at the bottom of the forum pages. The first 3 postings of every newly registered user have to be approved by forum Moderators before they become publicly visible. This is additional anti-spam/anti-ad measure. Ones it is clear that new user joined forums to get/share knowledge about Tera Term and related products, and then this limitation is lifted. Please get familiar with our Forum Rules and Regulations before registering.

Login and Registration Issues

Why do I need to register?
You may not have to if you do not want to post messages. However; registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users. It only takes a few moments to register so it is recommended you do so.

Why can't I register?
It is possible a board administrator has disabled registration to prevent new visitors from signing up. A board administrator could have also banned your IP address or disallowed the username you are attempting to register. Use Contact Us page to request board administrator's assistance.

I registered but cannot login!
First, check your username and password. If they are correct, make sure your account has been activated. Email with activation link was sent to you during registration. If you did not receive the email, you may have provided an incorrect email address or the email may have been picked up by a spam filer. If you are sure the email address you provided is correct, request new activation email by clicking Resend Account Activation Email link on login page. If you are still having troubles use Contact Us page to request board administrator's assistance.

Why can't I login?
There are several reasons why this could occur. First, ensure your username and password are correct. If they are, contact a board administrator via Contact Us page to make sure you haven't been banned.

I registered in the past but cannot login anymore?!
It is possible an administrator has deactivated or deleted your account for some reason. Also, many boards periodically remove users who have not posted or logged in for a long time to reduce the size of the database. If this has happened, try registering again and being more involved in discussions.

I've lost my password!
Don't panic! While your password cannot be retrieved, it can easily be reset. Visit the login page and click Recover Lost Password link. Follow the instructions and you should be able to log in again shortly. However, if you are not able to reset your password, contact a board administrator via Contact Us page.

Why do I get logged off automatically?
If you do not check the Keep me logged in box when you login, the board will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in, check the Keep me logged in box during login. This is not recommended if you access the board from a shared computer, e.g. library, Internet cafe, university computer lab, etc. If you do not see this checkbox, it means a board administrator has disabled this feature.

User Preferences and Settings

How do I change my settings?
If you are a registered user, all your settings are stored in the board database. To alter them, go to My Account. Logged in users will see My Account link at the very top of the web page. Non-registered or non-logged in users do not have access to My Account link.

The times are not correct!
All times on this web site are presented in UTC.

What are the images next to my username?
There are two images which may appear along with a username when viewing posts. One of them may be an image associated with your rank, generally in the form of stars, blocks or dots, indicating how many posts you have made or your status on the board. Another, usually larger, image is known as an avatar and is generally unique or personal to each user.

How do I display an avatar?
Within your My Account, under Profile you can add an avatar by using one of the four following methods: Gravatar, Gallery, Remote or Upload. It is up to the board administrator to enable avatars and to choose the way in which avatars can be made available. If you are unable to use avatars, contact a board administrator via Contact Us page.

What is my rank and how do I change it?
Ranks, which appear below your username, indicate the number of posts you have made or identify certain users, e.g. moderators and administrators. You cannot directly change the wording of any board ranks as they are set by the board administrator. Please do not abuse the board by posting unnecessarily just to increase your rank. Most boards will not tolerate this and the moderator or administrator will simply lower your post count or ban you.

User Levels and Groups

What are Administrators?
Administrators are members assigned with the highest level of control over the entire board. These members can control all facets of board operation, including setting permissions, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc., dependent upon the board founder and what permissions he or she has given the other administrators. They may also have full moderator capabilities in all forums, depending on the settings put forth by the board founder.

What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) who look after the forums from day to day. They have the authority to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Generally, moderators are present to prevent users from going off-topic or posting abusive or offensive material.

What is “The team” link?
This page provides you with a list of board staff, including board administrators and moderators and other details such as the forums they moderate.

Subscriptions and Bookmarks

What is the difference between bookmarking and subscribing?
Bookmarking is more like subscribing to a topic. You can be notified when a bookmarked topic is updated. Subscribing, however, will notify you when there is an update to a topic or forum on the board. Notification options for bookmarks and subscriptions can be configured in My Account, under Board preferences.

How do I bookmark or subscribe to specific topics?
You can bookmark or subscribe to a specific topic by clicking the appropriate link in the “Topic tools” menu, conveniently located near the top and bottom of a topic discussion.
Replying to a topic with the “Notify me when a reply is posted” option checked will also subscribe you to the topic.

How do I subscribe to specific forums?
To subscribe to a specific forum, click the “Subscribe forum” link, at the bottom of page, upon entering the forum.

How do I remove my subscriptions?
To remove your subscriptions, go to My Account and follow the links to your subscriptions.

Posting Issues

How do I create a new topic or post a reply?
To post a new topic in a forum, click "New Topic". To post a reply to a topic, click "Post Reply". You need to register before you can post a message. A list of your permissions in each forum is available at the bottom of the forum and topic screens. Example: You can post new topics, You can post attachments, etc.

How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic which lists the number of times you edited it along with the date and time. This will only appear if someone has made a reply; it will not appear if a moderator or administrator edited the post, though they may leave a note as to why they've edited the post at their own discretion. Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.

How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post you must first create one via My Account. Once created, you can check the Attach a signature box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio button in My Account on Board preferences tab. If you do so, you can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box within the posting form.

How do I create a poll?
When posting a new topic or editing the first post of a topic, click the “Poll creation” tab below the main posting form; if you cannot see this, you do not have appropriate permissions to create polls. Enter a title and at least two options in the appropriate fields, making sure each option is on a separate line in the textarea. You can also set the number of options users may select during voting under “Options per user”, a time limit in days for the poll (0 for infinite duration) and lastly the option to allow users to amend their votes.

Why can't I add more poll options?
The limit for poll options is set by the board administrator. If you feel you need to add more options to your poll than the allowed amount, contact the board administrator via Contact Us page.

How do I edit or delete a poll?
As with posts, polls can only be edited by the original poster, a moderator or an administrator. To edit a poll, click to edit the first post in the topic; this always has the poll associated with it. If no one has cast a vote, users can delete the poll or edit any poll option. However, if members have already placed votes, only moderators or administrators can edit or delete it. This prevents the poll's options from being changed mid-way through a poll.

Why can't I add attachments?
Attachment permissions are granted on a per forum, per group, or per user basis. The board administrator may not have allowed attachments to be added for the specific forum you are posting in, or perhaps only certain groups can post attachments. Contact the board administrator if you are unsure about why you are unable to add attachments.

Why did I receive a warning?
Each board administrator has their own set of rules for their site. If you have broken a rule, you may be issued a warning. Please note that this is the board administrator's decision, and the phpBB Limited has nothing to do with the warnings on the given site. Contact the board administrator if you are unsure about why you were issued a warning.

How can I report posts to a moderator?
If the board administrator has allowed it, you should see a button for reporting posts next to the post you wish to report. Clicking this will walk you through the steps necessary to report the post.

What is the “Save” button for in topic posting?
This allows you to save drafts to be completed and submitted at a later date. To reload a saved draft, visit My Account.

Why does my post need to be approved?
First 3 posts of every newly registerd user need to be approved by board administrator before they become publicly visible. Please read our Forum Rules and Regulations for more details.

How do I bump my topic?
By clicking the “Bump topic” link when you are viewing it, you can “bump” the topic to the top of the forum on the first page. However, if you do not see this, then topic bumping may be disabled or the time allowance between bumps has not yet been reached. It is also possible to bump the topic simply by replying to it, however, be sure to follow the board rules when doing so.

Formatting and Topic Types

What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML, offering great formatting control on particular objects in a post. The use of BBCode is granted by the administrator, but it can also be disabled on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML, but tags are enclosed in square brackets [ and ] rather than < and >. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.

Can I use HTML?
No. It is not possible to post HTML on this board and have it rendered as HTML. Most formatting which can be carried out using HTML can be applied using BBCode instead.

What are Smilies?
Smilies, or Emoticons, are small images which can be used to express a feeling using a short code, e.g. :) denotes happy, while :( denotes sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen in the posting form. Try not to overuse smilies, however, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may edit them out or remove the post altogether. The board administrator may also have set a limit to the number of smilies you may use within a post.

Can I post images?
Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc. To display the image use the BBCode [img] tag.

What are global announcements?
Global announcements contain important information and you should read them whenever possible. They will appear at the top of every forum and within My Account. Global announcement permissions are granted by the board administrator.

What are announcements?
Announcements often contain important information for the forum you are currently reading and you should read them whenever possible. Announcements appear at the top of every page in the forum to which they are posted. As with global announcements, announcement permissions are granted by the board administrator.

What are sticky topics?
Sticky topics within the forum appear below announcements and only on the first page. They are often quite important so you should read them whenever possible. As with announcements and global announcements, sticky topic permissions are granted by the board administrator.

What are locked topics?
Locked topics are topics where users can no longer reply and any poll it contained was automatically ended. Topics may be locked for many reasons and were set this way by either the forum moderator or board administrator. You may also be able to lock your own topics depending on the permissions you are granted by the board administrator.

Searching the Forums

How can I search a forum or forums?
Enter a search term in the search box located on the index, forum or topic pages. Advanced search can be accessed by clicking the “Advance Search” link which is available on all pages on the forum. Search link is also located at the top of all pages of this website.

Why does my search return no results?
Your search was probably too vague and included many common terms which are not indexed by phpBB. Be more specific and use the options available within Advanced search.

Why does my search return a blank page!?
Your search returned too many results for the webserver to handle. Use “Advanced search” and be more specific in the terms used and forums that are to be searched.

How do I search for members?
Visit to the “Members” page and click the “Find a member” link.

How can I find my own posts and topics?
Your own posts can be retrieved either by clicking the “Show your posts” link within the My Account or by clicking the “Search user's posts” link via your own profile page or by clicking the “Quick links” menu at the top of the board. To search for your topics, use the Advanced search page and fill in the various options appropriately.

Attachments

What attachments are allowed on this board?
Each board administrator can allow or disallow certain attachment types. If you are unsure what is allowed to be uploaded, contact the board administrator for assistance.

How do I find all my attachments?
To find your list of attachments that you have uploaded, go to My Account and follow the links to the attachments section.