CyberKit is a collection of network tools. The clients is what CyberKit is all about. There are numerous ways to start a client. Here are some of the most common:
- Through the `New' menu item on the tray menu.
- Through the `Window' menu from a client that is already open. There you can choose between `Transform to' which will transform the current client window into another client window, or `New' which will open a complete new client window.
- Using the shortcut keys (only available when another client window is the active window). For example: CTRL+1 will transform the current window into a ping client, CTRL+SHIFT+1 will open a new ping window.
- Using the context menu (for more information see below). Besides the normal clients like ping and nslookup, there are a 2 special clients namely the window list and the scheduler. The window list is used to keep track of open client windows. From there you can open or close other client windows. The scheduler can be used to run other client windows on regular time intervals. You can use the scheduler to synchronize your PC clock with a time server on the Internet or to check your POP3 server for new mail. The context menu
The context menu is used by most of the clients and, along other things, provides you with a way to quickly exchange date between clients.
You can get to the context menu in several ways: right click on the host, server or query field in any of the clients, select some text in any of the clients and right click on it, right click on a hostname or TCP/IP address in ping or traceroute, etc.
Once the context menu is open you can use it to:
- transform the current client to another client and copy the selected data directly into the host, server or query field of the new client.
- open a new client window (press the `SHIFT' key will selecting the menu item) and copy the selected data directly into the host, server or query field of the new client.
- open a browse file dialog to browse to a file that you want to use as input in the current client.
- select a hostname or TCP/IP address from the history list to use in the current client.
- use the standard copy and paste features of windows