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Better Laptop Cursor -- This won't disrupt communications programs, and will stay active with all text based applications. It's in use by the Federal Government and businesses, with complete success.
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Better Laptop Cursor — This won’t disrupt communications programs, and will stay active with all text based applications. It’s in use by the Federal Government and businesses, with complete success.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
ADDIT 12 12 stored
CURSOR.EXE 4864 3335 deflated
DOCUMENT.TXT 10231 3657 deflated
INSTALL.BAT 271 195 deflated
T1000.BAT 271 192 deflated
TWOFLOP.BAT 271 192 deflated

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Contents of the DOCUMENT.TXT file



Introduction



CursorPro
Copyright 1989, 1990 Phillip H. Zakas
All Rights Reserved




CursorPro is a memory resident utility designed to enhance the visibility of the cursor on desktop and laptop computers. When activated, CursorPro enlarges the cursor from a faint underline to a large, visible block the size of an uppercase letter. This large cursor is visible even in a screen cluttered with information, and remains visible throughout the use of the computer.

Like other cursor enhancing programs, CursorPro reshapes the cursor for maximum visibility. Unlike other programs, however, only CursorPro has the ability to keep the cursor visible without interference from other programs. CursorPro was designed to work where similar programs have either failed to keep the cursor visible, or worse, where other programs have caused computers to stop operating. Testing confirms that CursorPro has consistently remained active when similar programs have either failed, or worse, caused computers to malfunction. Even when CursorPro is used with other cursor enhancing programs, only CursorPro's enlarged cursor is visible. The ability of CursorPro to remain active where other programs fail ensures CusorPro will be a utility that you can use with confidence.



INSTALLATION AND OPERATION GUIDE



CursorPro
Copyright 1989, 1990 Phillip H. Zakas
All Rights Reserved


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: (REGISTERED VERSIONS ONLY)

AMOUNT of RAM used in program memory..........3.3K
(5/10 of 1% of 640KB)
AMOUNT of hard/floppy disk memory used........1.5K
(8/100000 of 1% of 20MB)


The following guidelines for the installation and operation of CursorPro will ensure that you will be using CursorPro to the fullest of its capabilities. These guidelines are designed to help you install the program on several types of computers with different configurations. Before proceeding with any of the installation procedures, take a moment to consider how CursorPro can work for you.


CursorPro can be configured to operate whenever your computer is turned on or on an infrequent basis as dictated by the need of the user. If you have a computer with only one or two floppy drives and no hard disk drive, follow the installation procedure for single/double disk systems. The single/double disk installation procedure should also be follow by all users who only wish to activate CursorPro occasionally. If you have a computer with a hard disk drive and you want CursorPro to activate every time you turn on your computer, follow the hard disk installation guide.


As a special note to Toshiba T1000 users, the Toshiba T1000 installation guide will activate CursorPro automatically whenever the computer is turned on, without having to place the CursorPro diskette into the disk drive. The only stipulation for these users is that the Toshiba T1000 must have the optional 768K RAM card installed. The 768K RAM card creates a simulated hard drive which is necessary for the installation procedure. If you do not have the optional 768K RAM card, follow the guidelines for the single/double disk system users.



Single/Double floppy disk users

1. Turn on the computer; after the computer has booted, insert the CursorPro disk into drive A.

2. At the DOS prompt, type in: A:CURSOR and press the key.

3. After CursorPro is successfully loaded, the cursor will assume the shape of a large block. Remove the CursorPro diskette from drive A and continue normal operation of the computer. To enhance visibility, adjust the contrast and brightness controls on the computer's screen as desired.

Repeat these steps whenever the computer is rebooted, turned on, or when CursorPro is needed.


Hard Disk Drive users

1. Turn on the computer; after the computer has booted, insert the CursorPro disk into drive A.

2. At the DOS prompt, type in: A:INSTALL and press the key.

3. When CursorPro is finished loading onto the hard disk drive, a message will appear on the screen. The message will tell you that CursorPro has finished loading. When this message appears, remove the CursorPro disk from drive A and turn the computer off for 15 seconds, and then turn the computer back on.

CursorPro is now loaded into your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, which will automatically activate CursorPro whenever your computer is turned on or rebooted. To enhance visibility, adjust the contrast and brightness controls on the computer's screen as desired.

NOTE: Re-install CursorPro onto the hard disk drive only if you are sure
CursorPro is not already installed onto the hard disk drive for automatic
activation. Installing CursorPro more than once on the hard disk drive will force CursorPro to use more program memory. If CursorPro is installed more than once onto the hard disk drive, remove all extra CURSOR.EXE lines from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file located in the default directory of drive C.


Toshiba T1000 (with 768K RAM card installed) users

1. Turn on the computer; after the computer has booted, insert the CursorPro disk into drive A.

2. At the DOS prompt, type in: A:T1000 and press the key.

3. When CursorPro is finished loading onto the RAM card, a message will appear on the screen. The message will tell you that CursorPro has finished loading. When this message appears, remove the CursorPro disk from drive A and turn the computer off for 15 seconds, and then turn the computer back on. CursorPro will now automatically activate itself whenever you reboot or turn on the computer. To enhance visibility, adjust the contrast and brightness controls on the computer's screen as desired.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To register your copy of CursorPro, contact:

The Software Specialist
1625 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 467-5727 fax (202) 296-1728

$ 25.00 registration will bring an automatic upgrade to a 3.3K version of CursorPro. All upgrades are free for life for registered copies.

Commercial/Government Site License:

Quantity Price/computer
1 $ 25.00
2 - 9 20.00
10 - 24 16.00
25 - 49 13.00
50 - 99 10.00
100 - ... 1000.00 one time fee

All quantities include one program diskette and documentation files.
Additional program diskettes with documentation files available to purchasers of site license of 2 or more. Additional program diskette
with documentation files at $ 8.00 each.
$ 3.00 shipping and handling charge for each package. $ 15.00 shipping and handling for orders outside USA/Canada. Washington DC residents
add 6% sales tax.

Mastercard, Visa, Check accepted on US funds. Corporate/Government purchase orders available upon approval.



LICENSE AGREEMENT



CursorPro
Copyright 1989, 1990 Phillip H. Zakas
All Rights Reserved


This is a legal agreement between you, the end user, and Phillip H. Zakas. BY USING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT, PROMPTLY DESTROY THE SOFTWARE AND THE ACCOMPANYING ITEMS (including documentation).
SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO USE THIS SOFTWARE FOR MORE THAN THREE DAYS, YOU MUST PAY FOR APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION, AS EXPLAINED ABOVE.

1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Phillip H. Zakas grants you the right to use one copy of the enclosed program (the "Software") on a single computer (i.e. with a single CPU at a single location). You may not put the SOFTWARE on a network or otherwise use the SOFTWARE on more than one computer terminal at one time.


2. COPYRIGHT. The SOFTWARE is owned by Phillip H. Zakas and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the SOFTWARE like any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book or musical recording) except that you may EITHER (a) make a single copy of the SOFTWARE solely for backup or archival purposes, OR (b) transfer the SOFTWARE to a single hard disk, provided that only one copy of the SOFTWARE is used at any time. You may not copy the written materials accompanying the SOFTWARE.


3. OTHER RESTRICTIONS. You may not rent or lease the SOFTWARE. You may transfer the SOFTWARE and this License Agreement on a permanent basis provided that you retain no copies of the SOFTWARE and the recipient agrees to be bound by this Agreement. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the SOFTWARE.


4. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS. The SOFTWARE and documentation are
provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subdivision (b) (3) (ii) of The Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at 252.227-7013. This agreement is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia.


LIMITED WARRANTY. Phillip H. Zakas warrants that the SOFTWARE will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of 30 days from the date of receipt. Some states do not allow limitations on duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Phillip H. Zakas makes no other warranties expressed or implied.


NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL PHILLIP H. ZAKAS OR HIS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT, EVEN IF PHILLIP H. ZAKAS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.



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