Contents of the MARXPOP.DOC file
Computer Tyme MARXPOP * Copyright 1992 by Marc Perkel
All Rights Reserved * Version 1.0 * Release Date: 02-18-92
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Usage: MARXPOP /U
Example: MARXPOP MARXPOP.CFG
/U to unload MARXPOP from memory.
MarxPop allows you to pop up 10 programs as if they were TSRs.
You specify what programs to pop up by creating a configuration
file with your editor. This configuration file contains key word
commands that tell MarxPop how you want it to work.
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Configuration File Example:
KEY ALT F11 = DM3.EXE ;Directory Master III
KEY CTRL LS 1 = MARX PRINT; ;MarxMenu Printer Utility
KEY ALT M = MARXMENU MAIL ;Mail Program
KEY LS F3 = ;Blank Entry runs COMMAND.COM
The word KEY is used to define a popup key. To define the key
the words CTRL, ALT, LS, and RS specify the Control, Alt,
Left Shift and Right Shift respectively. The keynames F1 thru F12,
A thru Z, and 0 thru 9 are recognized.
MarxPop understands other words that control how it works. The
word SWAPPATH specifies the directory where swapfiles are kept
if there isn't enough room in EMS or XMS memory. DISKSWAP
forces MarxPop to use disk instead of EMS or XMS.
Normally MarxPop uses EMS before XMS memory. The word XMS forces
MarxPop to use XMS memory. The word NOMOUSE prevents MarxPop from
saving mouse information before poping up. NOSWAPMESSAGE is used
to turn off the swapping message that appears on the screen while
swapping. SHOWPROGRAM displays the program name on the screen while
being loaded. Any text after a semicolon is considered a comment.
When setting keys, if you want to run a COM or EXE program then
use the COM or EXE extension in the configuration file. This allows
MarxPop to load the program directly without having to load COMMAND.COM
which takes more memory and time to load.
Another way to specify the swap path is to set an environment
variable TEMP to point to a directory where the swap files are
to be kept. This is the same environment variable that Windows,
DOS 5.0 and MarxMenu use for temporary files. If you are running
on a network, the user must have full access rights to the
directory where temporary disk files are kept.
Example: SET TEMP=F:\TMPFILES
On Novell networks MarxPop automatically selects unique names for
the temporary files. On other networks you must set an environment
variable STATION to a unique number from 1 to 255 or specify a
unique swap path for each user.
Example: SET STATION=5
Never load a TSR when poping up a second program. This will cause
the system to hang. MarxPop will not pop up a program while you are
at the dos command prompt. You must me in an application to use
popups unless you are running DOLIST. MarxPop will not pop up over
a graphics application. Only text mode is supported.
Do not load MarxPop before any TSR that are responding to real time
communication such as network shells. Always load MarxPop after these
shells. MarxPop will not work if loaded high. Once you pop up a program
you can not pop up another program until the first one finishes.
MarxPop Memory Usage:
Main Task: 7k
Second Task: 15k