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ID:P5 PCTOOLS Deluxe v5.5
Quarterdeck Technical Note #155 Filename: PCTOOLS5.TEC
by Daniel Travison CompuServe:
Last revised: 2/12/92 Category: SW3

Subject: Information on setting up the DESQview Change a Program menu for use
with PC Tools Version 5.


USING THE ALT KEY TO ACTIVATE THE MENU BAR

DESKTOP and PCSHELL (see below for DESQview Program Information File) use the
ALT key to activate the menu bar; this conflicts with the default DESQ key.
This is not a problem unless you are trying to do a TRANSFER into the DESKTOP
window. Since the DESKTOP menu activates every time you hit the DESQ key,
transfers into the window will go to the menu. Setting the DESQ key to the
CTRL key solves this.

/350

This parameter tells DESKTOP to go into 350 line mode on a VGA system. This
option produces no results in a virtualized window and probably adds overhead
not needed. If you are running in a NON-virtualized window then the results
are as they are outside of DESQview. If you use a program that uses ASCII 176-
178 to produce a background 'grid', the 350 line parameter simply eliminates
the white space between the characters when you place them next to each other.

MEMORY SIZE

DESKTOP seems to need a minimum of 312k before you stop getting insufficient
memory messages (311k produces a load error) using MS DOS 3.30. This stays
the same whether you have DESQview load it or COMMAND.COM. I ran all of my
tests at this memory size and was able to access all of DESKTOP's options
simultaneously. Large documents or databases would probably require settings
much higher than this.

Summary: All functions of DESKTOP appeared to work well either stand alone or
when running combinations of its different features on both an IBM model 55sx
and an AST Premium 286.

PC-CACHE:

No problems noted with PC-CACHE using expanded memory on PS/2 Model 55sx and
AST Premium 286

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Change a Program

Program Name............: PCTOOLS Desktop

Keys to Use on Open Menu: DK Memory Size (in K): 350
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Program...: desktop.exe

Parameters:

Directory.: c:\pctools
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Options:
Writes text directly to screen.......: [Y]
Displays graphics information........: [N]
Virtualize text/graphics (Y,N,T).....: [T]
Uses serial ports (Y,N,1,2)..........: [N]
Requires floppy diskette.............: [N]

Press F1 for advanced options Press when you are DONE
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Change a Program Advanced Options

System Memory (in K).......: 0 Maximum Program Memory Size (in K)..:

Script Buffer Size.......: 1000 Maximum Expanded Memory Size (in K):

Text Pages: 1 Graphics Pages: 0 Initial Mode: Interrupts: 00 to FF
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Window Position:
Maximum Height: 25 Starting Height: Starting Row...:
Maximum Width.: 80 Starting Width.: Starting Column:
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Shared Program
Pathname..:
Data......:
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Close on exit (Y,N,blank)......: [Y] Uses its own colors..............: [Y]
Allow Close Window command.....: [Y] Runs in background (Y,N,blank)...: [ ]
Uses math coprocessor..........: [Y] Keyboard conflict (0-F)..........: [0]
Share CPU when foreground......: [Y] Share EGA when foreground/zoomed.: [Y]
Can be swapped out (Y,N,blank).: [ ] Protection level (0-3)...........: [0]

Press F1 for standard options Press when you are DONE
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Change a Program

Program Name............: PCTOOLS Shell

Keys to Use on Open Menu: SH Memory Size (in K): 155
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Program...: pcshell.exe

Parameters:

Directory.: t:\dant\pctools
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Options:

Writes text directly to screen.......: [Y]
Displays graphics information........: [N]
Virtualize text/graphics (Y,N,T).....: [T]
Uses serial ports (Y,N,1,2)..........: [N]

Requires floppy diskette.............: [N]

Change a Program Advanced Options

System Memory (in K).......: 0 Maximum Program Memory Size (in K)..:

Script Buffer Size.......: 1000 Maximum Expanded Memory Size (in K):

Text Pages: 1 Graphics Pages: 0 Initial Mode: Interrupts: 00 to FF
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Window Position:
Maximum Height: 25 Starting Height: Starting Row...:
Maximum Width.: 80 Starting Width.: Starting Column:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shared Program
Pathname..:
Data......:
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Close on exit (Y,N,blank)......: [Y] Uses its own colors..............: [Y]
Allow Close Window command.....: [Y] Runs in background (Y,N,blank)...: [ ]
Uses math coprocessor..........: [Y] Keyboard conflict (0-F)..........: [0]
Share CPU when foreground......: [Y] Share EGA when foreground/zoomed.: [Y]
Can be swapped out (Y,N,blank).: [ ] Protection level (0-3)...........: [0]

Press F1 for standard options Press when you are DONE
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