T E L I X R E L E A S E 3 . 1 0
Logitech 3-Button Mouse Menu
Written By Robert F. Rapp
October 29, 1988
Version 1.01 (Rev. Docs)
Telix lends itself to mouse support, with its pop-up moving bar
menus and the Lotus-style dialing directory. It has, however,
two areas of weakness: The command help menu, and the lack of
any default prefix toggle, especially for call waiting. This menu
provides, in a 3K menu, these capabilities.
The mouse buttons follow the more-or-less accepted standards for
Middle Select (menu) Mark (dir)
In addition, chords are defines as follows:
Left+Middle Y (for YES)
Right+Middle N (for NO)
Left+Right PgUp or AltS (page up in
All buttons PgDn or AltR (page down in
To get the pop-up command menu, click the middle button twice.
The first click will give you the usual help screen/session
timer, the second will load the overlay pop-up menu. It includes
all the commands on the help screen, but simply point and click.
The default is the dialing directory, to speed access. Just
click the left button twice to bring up the short, then the full,
When in a session, you can bypass the menu and use the L+R and
ALL chords for up- and down- loading. Just remember, fork up and
fAll down. (Is it apparent I'm an old time WordStar user? We'll
stretch mnemonics beyond belief!)
Now for the dialing directory. You can use the ALL (fAll down)
chord to move down, one page of 15 entries at a time. Likewise,
you can use the L+R (fork up) chord to move up a page of entries.
To dial a number, just move the mouse to highlight the desired
number, move to Dial, and click the left button. If you want to
dial a queue, use the middle button, pressing it to select, then
move to the next choice, click the middle button, until you have
the queue you want. Then just press the left button, and Telix
will start dialing the queue. All other functions are available
by moving the mouse left or right and clicking the left button!
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That is it for the file TELIX.DEF and TELIX.MNU! However, this
does not address the lack of a default prefix toggle! If you
always use call waiting, the place to put the *70W (for Touch
Tone) is in the dialing prefixes. However, if you are like me,
you may have need for a way to toggle that on and off! The
second menu does that with the Disable call waiting ON & OFF
choices on the menu overlay. You will have to change the actual
initialization strings that are in the menu to your own, and
recompile the menu, unless you have a modem with nonvolatile RAM
and two reset commands, ATZ0 and ATZ1. You can use one for MNP
on and one for MNP off! If you do this, the menu can be used as
is, with the ATZ1 choice as Dialing prefix 1 and the ATZ0 choice
as Dialing prefix 2. Dialing prefix 3 is defined without a modem
reset, that is, as ATDT, with or without the call waiting
disabling command, per your choice! If you wish to use this
menu, rename the DEF and MNU file from TELIX_P.DEF and .MNU to
TELIX.DEF and TELIX.MNU, after erasing the two files without this
feature or moving them to another directory. In order for this to
work properly, please note that Insert must be OFF (the default).
The other mouse chords give you one other feature, without making
you use the keyboard right after your hand is on the mouse. These
are the L+M Y (yes) and R+M N (no) functions.
Color note: If you use color, and close to the "default" colors
for Telix, replace the BOLD statements in the TELIX.DEF file with
the number 3. This gives you nice cyan pop-ups with red-on-white
moving bars. After saving the changes, type (assuming the mouse
subdirectory is in your path) NEWMENU TELIX, and you are done.
You can also add Telix to CLICK.SRC with the line:
Telix menu ;Telix 3.10
After saving that, issue the command NEWCLICK and you are all
Note that if you run a mouse menu equipped editor, or Hotkey, the
other program's mouse driver will wipe out this one. Not a big
problem with Telix; write a batch file that summons the editor
or Hotkey, and calls up the Telix mouse menu when it exits, with
the command MENU TELIX. Again, this only works really well if the
mouse stuff is in your path.
Note also that the printer log toggle does nothing. This is
because Telix looks for the scan code of [email protected]
, not its ASCII
value (which is NULL, ASCII 0). You cannot assign it to a
function key, either, for the same reason. I will keep working
to fix this problem. In the meantime, you will have to use the
keyboard for that function!!
Any comments, etc., direct to the Sysop at The Anonymous BBS,
(414) 251-2580, 300/1200/2400/4800/9600 baud, 8N1 (the modem is
a Hayes V-series). I can also be reached as Rob Rapp, Exec-PC,
(414) 964-5160, 1200/2400 baud, 8N1, or as R.RAPP2 on GEnie.
Please credit me if you adapt. No particular reason - it's just
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It has come to my attention that many people do not understand
how to use the most powerful feature of the Logitech system, user
defined menus. Though I do not pretend to be better at this than
the manual that comes with the mouse and Plus Package, here are
the simple directions to get the menu to work.
*TRY IT OUT:
Make sure that MOUSE.COM or MOUSE.SYS are installed. If you do
not know how to do that, refer to your manual. Next, make sure
you have AT LEAST MENU.COM in your path, preferably in a
directory for all mouse files (NEWMENU, CLICK.EXE and CLICK.SRC,
NEWCLICK, and your .DEF and .MNU files). Then, add the TELIX.MNU
file of your choice (renaming TELIX_P.MNU to TELIX.MNU if that is
the menu you choose) to that pathed directory. Now, just type:
and then load Telix. That is all there is to it. If it does not
work, most likely you have run some mouse menu destroying
software in the meantime (like anything with built-in mouse
*A BIT MORE PERMANENT:
Write a batch file that will call up the mouse menu and then your
comm program and put it in your path. For example (let's call it
This assumes that Telix is in your \TELIX subdirectory and that
both MENU and TELIX.MNU are in the same subdirectory and in your
path. Now, you can just type COM and you are off!!
*EVEN MORE CONVENIENT:
Add the MENU and CLICK programs to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, right
after MOUSE.COM (or right after each other if you use MOUSE.SYS
as a DEVICE in your CONFIG.SYS file instead). That is, put these
somewhere towards the beginning of your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, after
your PATH statement:
Put your SET statements after these, as this will save some RAM.
These are TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs which take a
copy of your environment along with them, and they don't need to
know about all your SET statements!!
Now, add Telix to CLICK.SRC as described above, run NEWCLICK, and
from now on, the menu will pop up WITHOUT you having to remember
to load it! I use a batch file anyway, like the one above,
without the MENU TELIX statement, so that the menu is unloaded
after I am finished with Telix. I hope this helps!