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bgagnon 02-17-2016 10:23 AM

Hi all,

Just to update the thread with the latest, SecureCRT's product director has provided this additional information about why only "keyword" highlighting is supported at this time, not "phrases or substrings" (words with spaces).


A while back, we investigated adding support for highlighting phrases and the performance hit was significant. We don't have a timeline for implementing this feature because we will need to do some more investigation to determine if this can be implemented in a way that is practical.
Posted February 17, 2016.

SecureCRT v7.3.6 is the official release.

SecureCRT v8.0 is in beta release.

This URL allows users to check their SecureCRT upgrade eligibility.

Maureen 11-28-2018 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by marek_k (Post 44492)
oh and one more thing. It would be great to have another kind of button in button bar which would "aggregate" same kind of buttons (menu button / multilevel button?). For example to create such menubutton, name it as Scripts and it would open some kind of submenu with items of type 'send string' items... or maybe it is already possible to do it somehow? I couldnt figure it out yet.

We have implemented a preliminary version of a Command Manager in SecureCRT for Windows. Here are some details:
  • It has a GUI similar to the Session Manager, allowing you to save and organize commands in folders.
  • The Command Manager can be undocked or it can be docked and always shown or auto-hidden. It can be tabbed with the Session Manager or it can be above or below the Session Manager.
  • You can save the same types of commands as the Button bar (e.g., send string, run scripts, execute menu commands, etc.).
  • The commands can be sent to the active session, all sessions, a specific tab group, or all visible sessions.
Please email me at if you would be interested in trying it.


Maureen 12-17-2019 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by marek_k (Post 44492)
sorry for bumping this thread up, but "allowing space character in regex" would be like best christmas present ever in the world :)

The ability to use spaces in keywords (including regular expressions) has been added to SecureCRT 8.7, which is currently in beta testing. It can be downloaded here.


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