Navigating Beyond FTP

Reference:        Overview of Beyond FTP  

The Beyond FTP user interface is navigated like any Windows application.  The key navigation tool is your mouse, and both the left and right buttons are active.  The left mouse button is used to make single and double click selections.  The right mouse button activates context sensitive menus.  All “tree” displays as well as the script editor and script status program support the right mouse button.  

The Beyond FTP Home Display consists of two File Viewer Windows, and a minimized Transfer Status Window.  You can always return to this home configuration by selecting the  icon on the toolbar.  Each File Viewer Window displays the current Address Book in the left pane and the File Viewer File List in the right pane.  You can open the folders and servers in the Address Book to reveal remote and/or local drives, directories, and files.  The operation and display are very similar to Microsoft’s Explorer, except that the file type icons are limited to reduce network traffic.  The display of information from remote Beyond FTP servers is regulated by the Beyond FTP security in force at the remote server and the Username and Password provided in your Address Book.  The display for remote FTP servers is regulated by the FTP server’s security functions.

You start ad hoc file transfers by simply dragging files and/or directories between the panes of the File Viewer Windows.  These transfers are organized and delivered to the Beyond FTP background services for processing.  The Transfer Status Window displays the status of these ad hoc file transfers.  The status of pending, active, and completed transfers is updated in real-time and displayed at regular intervals.

You create and start scripts using the Script Editor.  The Script Status program displays the real-time status of pending, active, and completed scripts.

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