Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
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XCURSOR 1.00
Copyright (C) 1992, Quarterdeck Office Systems.
All Rights Reserved.

XCURSOR is a "quickie" program I tossed together in answer to a couple
of requests from customers. This program allows you to select your
mouse/pointer cursor in a number of ways. If you don't want a mouse
cursor, you can enter "XCURSOR NONE". You can get a default cursor by
using "XCURSOR RESTORE". You can use a standard X Cursor name or number
(use the "-list" command-line switch to see what's available), or you
can build bitmaps with the DESQview/X Icon Editor and use those to
create a cursor. You can specify foreground and background colors. You
can select from a "menu" of cursor choices. It doesn't slice, dice, or
make fries, but it does a pretty good job of letting you customize your
mouse cursor.


Syntax:
XCURSOR NONE
or
XCURSOR RESTORE
or
XCURSOR
or
XCURSOR [ [ [ [
[]]]]]
or
XCURSOR [-help | -?] [-pause] [-nopause] [-foremask x] [-backmask x]
[-forecolor x] [-backcolor x] [-list] [-menu] [-xhotspot x] [-yhotspot x]
[-display x]

Where:
NONE will cause the X Cursor to disappear.
RESTORE will provide a default X Cursor.
can be replaced with any string or numeric value as
output by "XCURSOR -list".
is the name of a bitmap file to use as a mouse cursor. This
is not a pixmap, this is a single-plane bitmap. These may be created
with the Icon Editor (save with File/Save As Bitmap...). You may
also use an here.
is the name of a bitmap file to use as a background mask for
the mouse cursor. This is not a pixmap, this is is a single-plane
bitmap. These may be created with the Icon Editor (save with File/
Save As Bitmap...). You may also use an here. You
must specify before you specify if you are
using the "short" syntax in the fourth example above.
is any valid X Color, such as Blue or #FCFCFC. You must
specify before you specify if you are using
the "short" syntax in the fourth example above.
is any valid X Color, such as Yellow or #3000C000FF00. You
must specify before you specify if you are
using the "short" syntax in the fourth example above.
is only used when a bitmap file has been specified as the mouse
cursor. This is the X coordinate within the bitmap of the cursor's
"hot-spot". You must specify before you specify
if you are using the "short" syntax in the fourth example above.
is only used when a bitmap file has been specified as the mouse
cursor. This is the Y coordinate within the bitmap of the cursor's
"hot-spot". You must specify before you specify
if you are using the "short" syntax in the fourth example above.

Explanation of command-line switches:
-help Displays a help text.
-? Displays the long and short command-line switch forms.
-pause Pauses the help display after each screenful.
-nopause Disables pausing of help information.
-foremask Specifies as the foreground bitmap or X Cursor Name.
-backmask Specifies as the background bitmap or X Cursor Name.
-forecolor Specifies as the foreground color.
-backcolor Specifies as the background color.
-list Lists the standard cursors.
-menu Allows selection of a mouse from a menu.
-xhotspot Set the bitmap cursor's X HotSpot to .
-yhotspot Set the bitmap cursor's Y HotSpot to .
-display Specifies the display name (change the cursor on display
.

Bug reports/enhancements:
This program was written on my own time, and it is not an "official"
Quarterdeck product (so you can't hold my employer responsible for
maintaining this program). I will try to maintain it, but "maintaining
this program" falls below "family" and "Quarterdeck" on my priority
list. Even so, I'll do my best.

If you have bug reports to make (or enhancements to suggest) please
send them to:

US Mail:
Steve Goodrich
Quarterdeck Office Systems
150 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Internet:
[email protected]

Reports/requests phrased in a pleasant manner will have a much better
chance of being done than those that are angry or abusive.

And finally, the legal stuff:

This software is provided "as-is" and without warranty of any kind,
express, implied or otherwise, including without limitation, any
warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

In no event shall Steve Goodrich or Quarterdeck Office Systems be
liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages
of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data
or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on
any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use
or performance of this software.



  3 Responses to “Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
Archive   : XCURSR10.ZIP
Filename : XCURSOR.DOC

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