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Logitech (tm) Menu Driver


Telix v3.11

Logimenu Driver and Documentation written by

Bob Jonkman
SOBAC Microcomputer Services
203-45 Charlton Ave. W.
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8P 2C2

(416) 521-6401

Driver and Documentation Copyright (c) 1989 by Bob Jonkman

Logitech (tm) Menu Driver for Telix v3.11 Page 2

I don't like mouses. They are nasty little rodents: They get
in the way of everything; the tails are never long enough;
and besides I have two cats, and you know how well cats and
mouses get along. Naturally, you can imagine that when
someone gave me a mouse I was going to make durn sure it was
going to work its little tail off. Well, as luck would have
it, one of the first applications I tried it with didn't work
too well at all. That application was Telix v3.11, and I
immediately set out to do something about it. The result was
the Logitech (tm) Menu Driver for Telix 3.11.


The first thing you should do is install the Logitech (tm)
mouse driver that came with your mouse. It's either called
MOUSE.COM or MOUSE.SYS. If you want to use MOUSE.COM you can
just type MOUSE at the prompt, or, even better, include the
MOUSE command in your Telix start up batch file (What? You
don't have one? Read on!). Even better than that is to
include the MOUSE command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. If you
want to use MOUSE.SYS you have to include a line in your
CONFIG.SYS file similar to DEVICE=MOUSE.SYS. Check out the
documentation that came with your mouse for more details.

The next thing is to install the Telix-specific instructions
for your mouse. These instructions are in the file
TELIX.MNU, which came with this ZIPfile. You will need the
Logitech (tm) MENU.COM program that came with your mouse.
You can type MENU TELIX at the prompt to make your mouse
behave properly for Telix, and then start Telix. Of course,
it's far more convenient to have the MENU TELIX command in
your Telix start up batch file (What again? Read on!).

That should do it. Telix can now be used with your mouse, or

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Using the Mouse with Telix

When you first start Telix you may notice that the cursor now
responds to mouse movements (1). That's only the beginning.
Pressing the middle button (2) will pop up the Telix help
screen, just like ALT-Z. However, now you can select any
function by highlighting that function with the mouse, and
pressing any button. To exit this menu, highlight the word
ENTER at the bottom of the screen and press any button.

If your menu selection brings up a sub-menu, then you can
choose a sub-function by highlighting it with the mouse and
pressing the left mouse button. Pressing the right mouse
button will cancel the sub-function, and pressing the middle
button will pop up the help screen.

The first thing you will probably want to do is dial a
number. Select "Dialling Directory" with the mouse, and
press any button. The dialling directory screen pops up.
You can move the selection bar by moving the mouse up and
down, mark and unmark entries by pressing the middle mouse
button, highlight different functions by moving the mouse
from side to side, and select them by pressing the left mouse
button. The right mouse button cancels the dialling screen
and returns you to the terminal screen.

The function I use the most frequently while online is the
Scroll Back Buffer. To make it easier to access, you can
scroll back at any time from the terminal screen by pressing
the right mouse button. Moving the mouse up and down scrolls
the buffer, pressing the right button again will return to
the terminal screen, and pressing the middle button pops up
the help screen.


1 Cursor movement may depend on the settings on your
modem. With typically compatible modems, command
echoing should be set on with ATE1.

2 Pressing the middle button on a three button mouse
is exactly the same as pressing both buttons on a
two button mouse. Argh. Mouses should only have
one button so you can't possibly press the wrong

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Creating a Telix Start Up batch file

Things go so much more easily when you get the computer to do
all your work for you. I use a small batch file to start up
my Telix program, so that I only have to type TX at the


REM This tells me when I've Jumped to a DOS shell...

REM This lets Telix find its overlay files, etc.

REM This activates the mouse driver if you haven't done so
REM already in your AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS file

REM This prepares the mouse for Telix

REM Finally, call the Telix program, and allow parameters
C:\COMM\TELIX-3\TELIX %1 %2 %3 %4

REM Reset the mouse for use with DOS and other programs

REM And clean up the environment from before...


Naturally, you may need to change some of the pathnames to
work with your system...

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At any time you can use the regular Telix ALT keys to execute
functions, EXCEPT when you've popped up the Telix Help Screen
with the middle mouse button. In that case, you're stuck to
using the mouse to select your function (but you can always
cancel by highlighting ENTER near the bottom of the screen).

During redialling the mouse movement is disabled so that
accidentally moving the mouse won't cancel the dialling
sequence. If you use a combination of ALT keys and mouse
selections, it is possible to get into a situation where the
mouse won't move the cursor. If that happens, just press the
right mouse button until the terminal screen is restored, and
the mouse functions properly.

I've got a bus mouse set to the same interrupt as LPT2 (but I
don't have a second printer). Occasionally the mouse
movements in the Help Screen are very jerky, and it takes a
fraction of a second to get some response. I think this is
probably due to some conflict with Telix, but it's not
annoying enough for me to worry about. Perhaps Colin
Sampaleanu can tell me what's going on...

Depending on how you've got your colours configured in Telix,
the highlights on the Help Screen may or may not show up.
You'll have to experiment a bit to find out what works best.
I have my menu colours set to dark gray on cyan, and the menu
bold colour set to light green. It's ugly, but it seems to
work OK...

I haven't figured out what keycode corresponds to CTRL-@
(turn printer log on/off), so that option doesn't work yet.
You'll have to do it manually... This will be fixed Real
Soon Now!

This mouse menu was compiled with Logitech's NEWMOUSE.COM
program, and probably won't work with Microsoft's mouse, or
any other. However, you can get the original TELIX.DEF file
by just asking for it. Then you can compile the menu for
your own mouse. Either send me a self-addressed stamped
diskette mailer and a diskette (360K, 1.2M, 720K, 1.44M), or
give me a call at (416) 521-6401 and $5.00 CDN and I'll send
your a disk with all the Telix mouse stuff on it (and some
other goodies too).

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Many thanx to Colin Sampaleanu, the author of Telix v3.11,
without whom none of this would have been necessary...

Telix is probably a trademark of Exis, Inc.

Logitech and Logimenu are trademarks of Logitech, Inc.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

What's a SOBAC?

SOBAC Microcomputer Services was founded in 1987 to supply
small businesses with application programs to help automate
their office procedures. Most application programs are
customized programs written with off-the-shelf database,
spreadsheet, or accounting programs. If you own a small
business and think you could benefit by putting your
paperwork on computer, give us a call at (416) 521-6401.


The usual disclaimers apply... If you use this menu driver,
you do so at your own risk. It's not particularly dangerous,
but neither Bob Jonkman nor SOBAC Microcomputer Services will
take any responsibility for anything at all.

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Logitech (tm) Menu Driver for Telix v3.11 Page 7

" "
" Button Functions "
" "

" Mouse |Terminal |Help |Scroll Back|Function |Re-dial "
" Button |Screen |Screen |Screen |Sub-menu |Window "
" | | | | | "
" Left | |Select | |Select |Skip to "
" | |Function| |Sub-function|next number"
" | | | | | "
" Middle |Pop up the |Select |Pop up the |Pop up the |Pop up the "
" (or both|Help Screen|Function|Help Screen|Help Screen |Help Screen"
" on a two| | | | | "
" button | | | | | "
" mouse | | | | | "
" | | | | | "
" Right |Pop up the |Select |Cancel, |Cancel, |Cancel, "
" |Scroll Back|Function|Return to |Return to |Return to "
" |Buffer | |Terminal |Terminal |Terminal "
" | | |Screen |Screen |Screen "

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