Contents of the README.TXT file
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
USERS OF ACCESSES MUST ACCEPT THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:
"ACCESSES IS SUPPLIED 'AS IS'. THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION,THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND OF FITNESS FOR
ANY PURPOSE. THE AUTHOR ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, DIRECT
OR CONSEQUENTIAL, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF ACCESSES. IN
ANY CASE THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE SELLER WILL BE LIMITED
EXCLUSIVELY TO PRODUCT REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF PURCHASE PRICE."
CALL ME, CALL ME, CALL ME... I'm not lonely. I need to know
what you need. I'm in this to make $$$$$$ and your in this to
save time and have fun with Windows. A $2 phone call, at your
expense, benefits us both. I'm amazed that people will spend
$1000 -$3000 on a computer system and nothing on phone calls...
Please don't try to break the registration code. At $19
Accesses is dirt cheap, especially if you knew how much work
went into the development.
The ACCE23.ZIP (or ACCE3D.ZIP) file contains the following
ACCESSES.EXE The main program. The normal version
154100 bytes (in ACCE23.ZIP) in size
whereas the drag drop version is
154724 bytes (in ACCE3D.ZIP).
The drag drop version of Accesses
requires Microsoft's SHELL.DLL dated
12/91 or later and is not supplied
with Accesses. Shell.dll is supplied
with Windows Final Release Beta
version 3.1 and will also be supplied
by Microsoft with Windows 3.1 when
release to the market.
ACCESSES.HLP The help file in Windows
README.TXT This file.
VENDOR.TXT Shareware and Vendor info.
REGISTER.FRM Registration Information.
ARCHIVES.TXT required reading for Archives
NORTON.TXT An important note to Norton Desktop
users and a caution about Accesses
Version 1.0 incompatibility with
CHANGES.TXT Required reading for previous
Accesses version users.
ACCDRIVE.EXE Small pop-up that displays the free
drive space. This pop-up must be
launched thru Accesses' Setup menu
since Accesses provides "the engine"
to run the pop-up. The pop-up is a
"bare bones" window and will NOT
operate without Accesses. It doesn't
even have an icon for Program Manager.
You MUST Place ACCESSES.EXE and ACCESSES.HLP in the same
directory as the TASKMAN.EXE windows program. You must have
ACCESSES.HLP installed for the installation to work properly.
Accesses creates ACCESSES.INI when Accesses is 1st started if an
ACCESSES.INI doesn't already exist. Accesses updates older version
INI files with the new info when each newer version is 1st started.
Please read at least until you see the asterisk separator. ie:
************ so the INI file is properly setup!
REMEMBER TWO IMPORTANT ITEMS FOR ACCESSES:
1. FILE EXTENSIONS ARE PREFERRED !!!!!
2. You MUST go thru the TUTOR in ACCESSES.HLP
You probably can get by by reading CHANGES.TXT if you have Read
Tutor before. You must read Tutor if you haven't before!
To Norton Desktop USERS: READ NORTON.TXT and restore the minimized
Norton "child" Windows that can be restored to save their window
positions before starting Accesses.exe for the 1st time. You can
update any windows anytime later if some of them are closed.
Check out the mouse click functions that Accesses has very early
in your testing procedure! Read TUTOR in ACCESSES.HLP for more...
Follow these steps BEFORE LAUNCHING ACCESSES for the 1st time...
During the installation process you will automatically be storing
currently opened window positions to your ACCESSES.INI file. All
of this can be easily edited by Accesses later but it helps to
do some now.
1. Make a backup copy of your WIN.INI file and SYSTEM.INI
files NOW. I do nothing to your WIN.INI file; but hopefully you
will be prefixing most of your [extensions] section of your
WIN.INI file using an Accesses extensions update dialog box
later. I will ask you if I can add taskman.exe=accesses.exe to
your SYSTEM.INI file during the installation. (This change is not
required but speeds the Ctrl+Esc key call to Accesses. If you are
using a remote drive, adding the taskman.exe=accesses.exe line to
your SYSTEM.INI file speeds things up considerably.)
2. open one copy each of 5 or 6 of your most frequently
used programs before running ACCESSES. Open Windows File Manager
(or equivalent) and open the File Manager's 'About' Box (under the
Help menu) and if your 'Free System Resources are greater than
30% open more windows until this number is between 20 to 30%, but
not less than 20%. eg. Open one each of Notepad, Write, Excel,
Winword, Am, calculator,..., etc If you're running windows in
the Enhanced Mode, open a DOS window as well and place the DOS
window where you want it to be placed.
If you are Beta testing Windows 3.1, don't open more than 30
or so windows to avoid all of this taking too long or slowing
Windows down too much. Accesses can handle up to 100 windows,
but windows gets really slow.
3. Close any duplicate programs. For example, Run only one
'Notepad'. If you want to keep a duplicate program open,
minimized the program whose position you do not want to store.
(TUTOR will explain how to save both in a separate procedure
after the installation.)
4. Move these programs to the window positions that you
want them to normally be in when in the 'Restored' (not maximized
and not minimized) positions. USE THE RESTORED POSITION for all
of these WINDOWS.
3. Then launch ACCESSES for the 1st time.
READ TUTOR in Accesses.hlp. This takes 5 minutes...
Do add accesses to your WIN.INI extensions using Accesses'
Setup+Configure - Update WIN.INI extensions.
What's next for Accesses...
Accesses Version 2.3 is the FINAL RELEASE #2. Includes may fixes
and comments from users. What do I mean by FINAL RELEASE? I must
get back to developing Archives and will not be updating Accesses
except for bug fixes until approximately July 1992.
Accesses does everything I could think of to help you access,
run, and place your programs where you want them to be. Accesses
can even do this from most other programs!!!! If you think of
something that Accesses should access and don't know how to do
it, call me. Accesses probably can do it now, if you knew how.
I wish you the best computering,
PS, if you like Accesses, please register it.
I can be contacted at the following:
Address: T. F. Wall
Off the WALL Software
7680 Cottonwood Ln.
Pleasanton, CA 94588-4322 USA
Phone: Charge Cards cannot yet be accepted.
Registered users can call for product support, improvements and
others can make inquiries at the following:
510-484-4129 8am - 6pm (Pacific Time)
Site License agreements can be negotiated.
I can be contacted on CompuServe; although, I currently access
this system on a weekly basis.
COMPUSERVE ID 73747,1563
The latest version of ACCESSES can be found on the:
CompuServ - WINADV board (slow to receive updates)
CompuServ - PCMAG UTILFORUM board (fast updates)
CompuServ - SYMFORUM NORUTL board (fast updates)
and ARCHIVES is found on the:
CompuServ - WINADV board
Search CompuServe using WALL as a keyword.