Menus & Toolbar


The following table defines available menu items and eventual toolbar buttons. Those menu items that do not have an icon in the table are not present on the toolbar.

Menu Menu Item Keyboard
Shortcut
Toolbar Icon Description
File New Test Script Ctrl+N
New Test Script Open a new empty script editor (untitled).
Open Test Script Ctrl+O
Open Test Script Open an existing test script in a new editor.
Reopen Test Script

Reopen a test script. VNCRobot maintains a list of max. 10 previously opened scripts which is saved in the user preferences. This menu item provides a quick way to reopen them.
Save Test Script Ctrl+S
Save Test Script Save content of the active editor. If the script is untitled, a file browser gets displayed and user has to specify a file name to save the script to.
Save Test Script As

Save content of the active editor under a different name. A file browser gets displayed and user has to specify a file name to save the script to.
Save All
Save All Save all open modified scripts. A file browser gets displayed for each untitled script and user has to specify a file name to save the script to.
Close Test Script Ctrl+W

Close the active editor. If the content is modified, a warning message gets displayed with options to save/discard the changes or to cancel the operation.
Close All

Close all editors. A warning message gets displayed for each modified editor with options to save/discard the changes or to cancel the operation.
Connect Server

Connect to a VNC server. The Login Window gets displayed and user can connect to another server. Once the authentication succeeds and the remote desktop image is received, VNCRobot displays the server desktop in the VNC viewer.
Disconnect Server

Disconnect from the currently connected VNC server.
Reconnect Server

Reconnect a VNC Server. VNCRobot maintains a list of max. 10 previously connected servers which is saved in the user preferences. This menu item provides a quick way to reconnect them. Passwords are not saved and must be specified each time at the time of VNC authentication.
Exit

Close the VNCRobot and exit. A warning message gets displayed for each modified editor with options to save/discard the changes or to cancel the operation.
Edit Undo Ctrl+Z
Undo Undo the last edit in the active editor.
Redo Ctrl+Y Redo Redo the last edit in the active editor.
Cut Ctrl+X Cut Cut selected text to the clipboard.
Copy Ctrl+C Copy Copy selected text to the clipboard.
Paste Ctrl+V Paste Paste content of the clipboard into the active editor.
Select All Ctrl+A
Select all text in the active editor.
Find/Replace
Ctrl+F

Find and alternatively replace a string in the active editor.
Go To Line
Ctrl+G

Go to a line specified by a number in the active editor.
Preferences
Preferences Open the Preferences window.
Script Record
Ctrl+Alt+R
Record
Start/Stop recording of the actions performed in the VNC viewer into the active editor. See the Script Recording page for more information on this feature.
Screenshot Command
Ctrl+Alt+S
Screenshot Command
Display the Screenshot Command window which allows you to construct a Screenshot command and insert it into the active editor.
Compareto Command
Ctrl+Alt+F
Compareto Window
Display the Compareto Command window which allows you to construct a Compareto command and insert it into the active editor.
Waitfor Command
Ctrl+Alt+C Waitfor Command
Display the Waitfor Command window which allows you to construct a Waitfor command and insert it into the active editor.
Execute F9
Run Execute script in the active editor.
Execute Selection Shift+F9
Run Selection Execute commands selected in the active editor. See the editor Execute Selection feature.
Pause Alt+P
Pause Pause script execution. If a script is being executed, this menu item/toolbar button pauses the execution. If a script is already paused, selection of this item resumes execution. This item also gets automatically selected when execution reaches a breakpoint.
Stop Ctrl+F2 Stop Stop script execution.
Step-by-step execution

Step-by-step Flag Step by Step Execution flag. If this flag is selected, the script execution is paused after every line. See also the Execute Selection chapter of the Script Editor page.
Follow Execution Trace
Follow Execution Trace This is a flag specifying whether to follow the currently executed line in script editor. When a script is being executed, VNCRobot switches among editors and scrolls the view to show the executed line. Unselecting of this menu item/toolbar button switches this feature off. Also when you switch open editors manually or start to edit a file during a script execution, this flag gets automatically deselected.
Read Only Mode

Read Only Mode
This flag allows to switch to read-only mode whenever necessary. The VNC viewer then doesn't send any mouse and key events to the VNC server. VNCRobot also automatically switches to read-only mode when a script execution is started to prevent users from unintentional interference with the VNC viewer. This feature can be switched off in the Preferences window.
Disable Output

Disable output. When selected, all Screenshot and Report commands will be executed successfuly but they will not produce any files. This button has the same functionality as the --nooutput CLI option. See the VNCRobot 1.3 CLI Options for more info.
Tools Variable Browser

Display the Variable Browser window. It displays the list of variables in the current execution context. If no execution is in progress, the window displays just implicit variables. If a script is being executed, it shows implicit variables plus the variables defined in the executed script via the Var command.
Key Browser

Display the Key Browser window. It shows a list of all key names supported by the Press command.
Take a Screenshot


Display the Take a Screenshot window which allows to image of the remote desktop to a file.
Display Tool Panel


Show/hide the tool panel which is situated on the top left above the editors.
Help About

Display the About window. It contains VNCRobot version and copyright info.
Help Topics F1
Help Contents Display contents of the VNCRobot Online Help.
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Contextual Help Contextual help. This action is available only on the toolbar. Select the button and then click on any VNCRobot GUI component to open its help.