CoolTerm 1.3.0 for Windows 10


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CoolTerm is a simple serial port terminal application (no terminal emulation) that is geared towards hobbyists and professionals with a need to exchange data with hardware connected to serial ports such as servo controllers, robotic kits, GPS receivers, microcontrollers, etc. Features: Capability of multiple concurrent connections if multiple serial ports are available. Display of received data in textual or hexadecimal format. Sending data via keypresses as well as a "Send String" dialog that support data entry in textual or hexadecimal format. Sending data via pasting of text into the terminal window. Sending of text files. Capability of recording received data to text files. Local echoing of transmitted data. Local echoing of received data (loop back to sender). Hardware (CTS, DTR) and software flow control (XON). Optical line status indicators. Capability of manually toggling RTS and DTR signals when hardware flow control is disabled. Capability of loading and saving connection options. What's New in version 1.3.0: New features: Added a transmit line delay option which adds a specified delay after certain characters such as new line characters (configurable). Added a transmit character delay option (configurable). Added a "Connection/Send Break" menu item for sending serial breaks. Added the option to play a notification sound after a text file has been sent. Added auto-connect feature. Added the .hex file extension to the "Text Files" file type set (for the "Send Text File" dialog). It is now possible to have default settings loaded at startup and when a new terminal window is opened. If a settings file exsists in the application folder of CoolTerm, it will be applied to new terminal windows. Added a menu item to save current settings as default settings. Improvements: Pressing ENTER or RETURN in the connection settings dialog now envokes the "Ok" button, even if a textfield is currently selected. Pressing ESC in the connection settings dialog now envokes the "Cancel" button, even if a textfield is currently selected. Pressing Shift+ENTER or Shift+RETURN now invokes the "Send" button in "Send String" windows. Improved handling of command line arguments. The values for "Receive Buffer Size" and the character and line delays are now limited to a range from 0 to a maximum value (2,147,483,647 and 10,000, respectively). When a "Send String" window is opened, the text field now receives focus automatically. Improved exception handling and error reporting. Improved behavior of the command history buffer and menu. GUI improvements. Fixes: Fixed a bug that allowed opening multiple "Save As..." for the same Terminal window dialogs on Windows. Fixed a bug that could cause a StackOverflow on serial port errors due to calling port.flush Fixed bug that could cause a crash when sending empty strings via a "Send String" window. (Win) Fixed issue that would allow the terminal window to be activated via the taskbar when the connection options window is open. Several minor bug fixes.