Thank you for looking at Chastity. Chastity was born out of a need that
I had....Keep my children... who also use our home computer... from being
able to access areas that contained information that they could damage. They
were also having problems running programs in Windows.
Chastity lets them type in their name and get the menu that Dad set up for
them. They can't accidently damage my files and they can easily run their
favorite games, etc.
Well, that's how it began. It sure is alot more than that now. With the
implementation of password protection, Chastity goes a long way towards
keeping prying eyes from any system. It is currently providing security for
several small businesses. The To-Do list is a great addition to my daily
desktop. I know it's very simple. But it works. If there is an interest,I
will develop the To-Do list into a more complex system.. with priorities,
dates due, etc. For now... the simpler the better works for me.
You be the judge.
To install Chastity you should:
1. Unzip the files in any directory on your hard drive. From the DOS prompt
you should type:
A:Chasty This will unzip all the files
2. To make Chastity your shell you should:
Run SyseditFile Run Sysedit
Find the line that says "Shell=Progman"
Replace Progman with "c:\chastity\chastity.exe"
* You may want to consider loading it in the Windows directory. It's path
already exists and most dialog boxes default to this directory. It will mean
less changing directories as you look for Icons, pifs, etc.
To do that you should: (Instead of #1 above)
A:Chasty This will unzip all the files
Chastity is a Visual Basic program and therefore requires VBRUN100.dll in
order to run. You can download VBRUN100.dll from the same library you
This is more of an enhancement than a revision. I have added a Dos without
DOS window. I trap some things that Windows does a little cleaner than DOS
and perform those tasks in Windows. The others are passed to DOS to run. I
love it and I think you will too. It's the best of both worlds. You have
your Drag and Drop GUI stuff in Windows with immediate access to any DOS
command, program or batch file. You can also launch Windows programs by
preceding the program name with a "^". To run Clock.exe you would type
^ Clock . Boom!! Up it comes.
Also you can click on the DOS Window Caption, which by the way now tells you
the current directory, and a DOS prompt will appear.
The Password Prompt has been hidden until you type your name. It confused my
kids... since they don't have passwords. If you do assign a password to your
menu then simply type your name and press . The password entry field
will then appear.
Default settings may be modified by you by selecting Edit Defaults.
The 3 Menu Levels are now active. I've added radio buttons to make changing
levels a much simpler.
I've added the ability to store the default directory for each program. It
is part of the Add Menu Entry dialog screen.
I've added a Log Off / Change User Icon to the Button Bar. Again, it's hard
for small children to know how to change from one child's menu to another. I
found that my children were actually turning the computer off just to get
back to the Log In Screen. Go Figure!
I've added a "View Done Items" under the To-Do List Menu.
If you make changes to your menu system and save those changes, the system
now informs you of the directory and file name used to save the changes.
Chastity comes with some icons. I am presently adding code to "Grab" the
Icon from any Windows program, but it is not ready at this time.
How to Register:
To register send a check or money order for 20.00 US Dollars and the
completed registration form "Rigister.frm" to:
Pocket Change Software
Route 8, Box 644
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Registered users will receive free telephone support, free updates for 6
months and my utmost respect for you as a human being.
You may evaluate this software for a period not to exceed thiry (30) days
from the date you install it.
Feel free to call me and talk about the system. It fits my needs right now,
but I would like to make it fit yours.
You can leave me a message on Compuserve. My Number is 71441,1264.