Help and Tips
Telnet and SSH to remote computer resources with the PuTTY client. Tips on downloading and customizing this application.
#1: Forbid Resizing a Window
If a terminal session in PuTTY needs to be a required width and height, preventing resizing may prevent problems in remote applications.
#2: Disable Remote Changing of a Window Title
Prevent client computers from remotely changing the title of your PuTTY window.
#3: Diagnose Connection Errors Via Event Log
Use PuTTY's event log to help diagnose errors when connecting to remote computers.
#4: Clear Session Information and Host Keys from Registry
For privacy, if you no longer plan on using Putty, remove information it stores in the Windows Registry.
#5: Change the Terminal Font
Change the font displayed when accessing remote systems with Putty, and configure anti-aliasing for display quality.
#6: Force Terminal Window On Top of Other Windows
Configure Putty so that the terminal window remains visible.
#7: Copy Terminal Output to Clipboard in Rich Text Format
Place output from remote systems accessed in Putty into the clipboard in rich text, keeping colors and other formatting intact.
#8: Change the Cursor Type
When accessing remote systems with Putty, use a line, block, or flashing cursor.
#9: Use Your Own Terminal Bell Sound
Use a bell sound of your choosing instead of your computer's default sound when a system accessed in Putty needs to alert you.
#10: Display System Menu with Alt key
Display Putty's system menu merely by pressing the Alt key.
#11: Differentiate Sessions by Color
Don't confuse your open Putty terminal sessions - give each connection window a different color.
#12: Clear the Scrollback Buffer
Clear Putty's temporary log of your terminal window activities.
#13: Security Risks in Older Versions
Upgrade the Putty Telnet and SSH client if you use an older version.
#14: Full Screen - Kiosk Mode
Display Putty terminal windows in full-screen (kiosk) mode.
#15: What is Putty and Where to Download?
Download the Putty Telnet and SSH terminal software for Windows to remotely access computers over the Internet.
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The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download. < more >