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Contents of the README.TXT file


This file contains supplemental information for the Alps GlidePoint
Install disk.

Files on the Install Disk

INSTALL.EXE Driver installation program
GPOINT.DRV Windows driver
GPOINT.DLL Windows control panel
GPOINT.HLP Windows help file
XMVMD.386 Windows Virtual Mouse Device
XPOINT.EXE Windows pointer enhancements
MOUSE.INI DOS and Windows driver settings
DOSMOUSE.TXT DOS driver options and switches (*)
README.TXT This file

(*) Note: INSTALL does not automatically copy DOSMOUSE.TXT to your
system. You may wish to copy this file manually, for technical
details about the DOS driver and its option settings.

The Windows driver provides extensive online help through the
Alps GlidePoint Control Panel. From the Windows Control Panel,
double-click the Alps GlidePoint icon, then press F1 or click
on Help.

Manual Installation

Using the INSTALL program is the fastest and easiest way to set up
the driver software. However, you can also perform a manual
installation through the following procedure:

1. Copy the contents of the Install disk to a single directory on
your hard disk, as in this example:

md c:\gpoint
copy a:*.* c:\gpoint

2. Examine your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files for possible
conficts involving other pointing device drivers. These include
commands that load the driver, or that set the MOUSE environment
variable. Either remove such lines, or edit them to reflect your
new installation, as outlined below.

3. To load the DOS driver automatically through AUTOEXEC.BAT, use
the following command syntax:

set mouse=c:\gpoint

Substitute the actual drive and directory where your driver files
reside. You may also wish to add this directory to your PATH

The optional SET MOUSE command specifies which directory the
driver should search for its MOUSE.INI settings file. This
example uses the same directory as the driver, duplicating its
normal behavior. However, you can use this feature to maintain
different MOUSE.INI files in separate locations.

These changes will not take effect until you reboot your

4. To install the Windows driver, edit these lines in SYSTEM.INI,
adjusting the examples to match your drive and directory:


mouse.drv=Alps GlidePoint Driver, v9.0


When replacing or updating certain Windows drivers, you may also
need to remove certain WIN.INI load= lines, such as those
invoking the files POINTER.EXE or ALPSPTR.EXE. A single line may
load multiple programs, in which case you should remove only the
relevant filename. (INSTALL does this automatically.)

These changes will not take effect until you restart Windows.

GlidePoint Tapping Mode

A special GlidePoint feature lets you produce a "left click" simply
by tapping the pointing surface. With the Serial GlidePoint, this
feature is permanently enabled. With the PS/2 GlidePoint, tapping is
enabled by default, but you can turn it off if desired, using either
of the following methods:

* In MOUSE.INI, the line "Tapping = On" reflects the default
setting. To disable tapping, edit this line to "Tapping = Off".

* The following syntax works from the command line or batch files:

GPOINT /T enables tapping
GPOINT /T- disables tapping

In the current release, you can use tapping in both DOS and Windows,
but only the DOS driver can change the tap mode setting. This means
that to disable tapping in Windows, you must first load the DOS
driver using the MOUSE.INI or command line syntax shown above.

Auxiliary Button and Click Lock

The GPOINT driver is initially set to make the Auxiliary button (if
present) act exactly like the Primary button. If you prefer, you can
enable the Auxiliary button to act independently in programs that
support three-button devices.

Because few applications recognize more than two buttons, the click
lock option provides DOS users with still another alternative for the
third button. Both of these features have no effect on two-button

Switch MOUSE.INI Third Button Action
------ --------------------- -------------------
/K ClickLock = Off Same as Primary
EnableAuxiliary = Off

/KA ClickLock = Off Auxiliary Button
EnableAuxiliary = On

/KC ClickLock = On Click lock (DOS only)
EnableAuxiliary = (*)

(*) Note: The ClickLock=On setting turns on click lock,
regardless of the EnableAuxiliary setting. However,
because the click lock feature only applies to the DOS
driver, the EnableAuxiliary setting still controls the
Windows driver behavior. To change this setting from
inside Windows, see the Orientation section of the
GlidePoint Control Panel.

With click lock enabled, pressing and releasing the auxiliary button
is equivalent to pressing and holding the primary button. The primary
button stays down (as seen by applications) until you the next time
you press and release any button.

In other words, click lock makes the auxiliary button act like a
latched version of the primary button. It lets you use the pointing
device to drag objects without having to hold any buttons down.

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