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How to Transfer Button Bars to the SecureCRT Command Manager

SecureCRT's Command Manager is a mechanism for saving/sending regularly-used commands that can be stored in a tree view hierarchy similar to what you see in the Session Manager.

It can be thought of as being similar to SecureCRT's button bar, but in a tree-view version.

The Command Manager was introduced in SecureCRT 8.7 for Windows and SecureCRT 9.0 for macOS/Linux.

Transfer Button Bars to the SecureCRT Command Manager

If you are currently using the button bar in SecureCRT and would like to transfer your button bar definitions into the Command Manager, here are the steps to take:

  1. Install SecureCRT 8.7 or newer if you're on Windows, or install SecureCRT 9.0 or newer if you're on macOS/Linux.

  2. Open the Button Bar Context menu and choose Copy Button Bar.
    • On Windows, right-click on button bar drop-down selector where the name of the button bar is shown.
    • On macOS, control-click on the empty button bar space between the drop-down selector name and the first button on the button bar. Alternatively, shorten the width of the SecureCRT window until the button bar expansion icon appears on the right-most portion of the button, and control-click on the expansion icon itself to open the appropriate button bar context menu.
  3. Expand the Command Manager.
    • If you are on Windows/Linux, use the Alt+Y keyboard shortcut.
    • If you are on macOS, use the Command+Y keyboard shortcut.
  4. Right-click on the desired folder in the Command Manager and choose Paste Button Bar. Your button bar definitions will be imported into the Command Manager into a folder matching the name of the button bar that was copied earlier.
Copying Button Bar Definitions to the Command Manager in SecureCRT

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