Multi-session feature keeps multiple connections within a single Xshell window and lets you switch between sessions by using either Session tab or Session bar. A new Session tab is added when a new connection is made and Session tab is removed when the connection is closed.

To open multi-session from a single Xshell window:

  1. Open the Options dialog box.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Options area, select Open multiple sessions in a single Xshell window check box.
  4. Click OK to implement the change.

To create a new connection from Session bar:

  1. Click Open on the Session bar, and then click Session.
    RESULT: Sessions dialog box opens up.
  2. Select a session from the list.
  3. Click Connect.
Note: You can also follow the instruction of Connecting without a session or Connecting with a session to create a new connection.

To create a new connection using command in local shell:

  1. To open a local shell tab, on the Session tab, double click on empty space or click the Session bar icon, and then select Local Shell.

On the command prompt, use ssh, telnet or sftp commands to connect to the remote hosts. To view the command line user guide, type '?'.

To switch between sessions in Multi-session mode:

  1. To switch between sessions, do one of the following:

To create a new connection in a new Xshell window:

  1. On the Standard Buttons toolbar, click the New Terminal button.
    RESULT: A new Xshell window opens up and tries making connection with the session information used in the parent session.