Category : Assembly Language Source Code
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DOORS John Dickinson
Command PC Magazine, Vol 4, No 3
Copyright 1985 Ziff-Davis Publishing Company

Purpose: Permits switching between two simultaneously
connected displays without leaving an
application program and thereby losing the
contents of the alternate screen.

Format: DOORS (loads memory-resident program)
(toggles between screens)

Remarks: When the second screen display is invoked by
pressing Alt-Right Shift, DOORS begins by
copying the first screen to the second. The
first screen display remains resident on that
monitor, for reference, but the focus of your
work shifts to the second screen, on which
you may continue working. If you then
subsequently switch back to the first monitor
(by pressing Alt-Right Shift again), the
second monitor's current contents will remain
on its display but will initially be copied
to the first monitor.

Since the monochrome display cannot support
40-column text or color graphics modes, DOORS
can only be used with your color monitor set
for 80-column text mode. In addition to
switching between monochrome and color text
modes, however, DOORS permits you to store
a screen from either a monochrome or a high-
resolution EGA text display to the other
monitor, though you must toggle back to re-
sume your work on the display from which
you started.


1. DOORS.COM may not work with
"compatibles" that do not use the same
keyboard interrupt structure as the PC.
Further, as with all memory-resident
software, it may not be compatible with
all programs.

2. Requires DOS 2.0 or later.

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Archive   : DOCFILES.ZIP
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