Contents of the README.TXT file
WINEZ PRO VERSION 1.6
EZ task switching and launching-
An easy to use Windows 3.1 add-in utility
that provides fast task switching and
application launching. Adds a pop-up
toolbar available from almost any windowed
application. Save and restore Windows
desktop configurations. A must have
utility. Windows - Utilities
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WinEZ Pro 1.6
Welcome to WinEZ Pro!
This readme file contains the latest information about WinEZ Pro. To read
this easier, you may maximize the notepad or print this file.
* Reduced size of EXE's and DLLs
* Improved file associations to check Windows registration database as
well as the [Extensions] section in the WIN.INI file.
* Upgrade price from WinEZ to WinEZ Pro changed to $19.95
* Modified pop to stay poped up when the WinEZ Icons are pressed.
* Modified popup menu to adjust for large menus (split menu vertically)
* Corrected Norton Desktop for Windows missing group problem.
* Corrected DOS window restoration problem (Full screen dos sessions)
* Norton Desktop for Windows 3.0 support
* Increased max number of groups to 50 with a maximum of 50 applications
* Corrected placement of WinEZ icons on some dialog boxes.
* WinEZ Icons now attach to Norton Group Windows.
* Norton Group Windows are now included in the task list.
* WINEZRUN.EXE replace by run dialog in WINEZDLL.DLL. Requires COMMDLG.DLL.
* Run Dialog now attempts to find associated file if not a program (EXE,
COM, PIF, BAT).
* This version corrects the problem of launching programs from the WinEZ
power menu, and later finding out that the menu's of the launched
application no longer reponds to the mouse or keyboard.
WinEZ Pro Desktop configuration options:
There are two options kept within WINEZ.INI that determines the behavior of
a restoration of a saved desktop configuration. Under the [Options] section,
there are two keywords; RestoreModeOpened and RestoreModeClosed.
The RestoreModeClosed keyword is set by the Options dialog from within WinEZ.
If the value is 0, then during a desktop restore, windows that were saved,
but not currently existing, are ignored. If the value is 1, then WinEZ
attempts to start the application if it is not present on the desktop.
By default, this value is set to 1. You may use the Options dialog to
change this value or edit WINEZ.INI directly using your favorite editor.
The RestoreModeOpened keyword is used by the desktop restore to determine
what to do with windows that were not saved by a desktop save. By default,
those windows that were not saved will be minimized. RestoreModeOpened can
take on other values as defined below, each presenting different behavior
during the restore process.
0 - Windows not saved are ignored, left alone.
1 - Windows not saved are minimized.
2 - Windows not saved are closed.
Currently, the options dialog does not modify this value. You can, however,
modify its value using any text editor, i.e. Windows' Notepad
When attempting to save a desktop configuration that contains a DOS application
running for the first time, WinEZ Desktop Save will display a message that
it cannot determine the executable file for that window (module). If you
are running Windows Enhance mode, you may see a module name of WINOA386.MOD
displayed in the message box. An entry will be made to the WEZDSKTP.DAT file
that will need to be updated in order to start a DOS window upon restore if
one is already running.
You will need to know which PIF file is executed when you request to start
a DOS window. Enter the name of the PIF file after the equal sign to
indicate the appropriate program to run.
The WEZDSKTP.DAT file will contain associations to module names not recognized
as program files (*.EXE, *.COM, *.PIF, *.BAT). Usually these will be DLLs.
Some Windows are acutally started from DLLs which is why the module name is
a DLL. In such a case, there is usually an executable (EXE, COM) that
is the primary program that starts the application. Enter the name of this
executable after the module name entry.
Norton Desktop for Windows
When rebuilding the WinEZ Power Menu, WinEZ will check to see if the
"Save Configuration on Exit" option is TRUE, as set in the Preferences...
dialog under the Configure menu option. If "Save Configuration on Exit" is
on, then the rebuild, will issue the "Save Configuration" command to save
any changes to the Norton Desktop.
Any changes to the Norton Group windows will not be reflected within the
WinEZ menu items or Power toolbar until the desktop configuration is saved.
If you add new items to a group and they don't show up in the Power menu or
within the Power Toolbar, try saving the desktop configuration by selecting
the "Save Configuration" item under "Configure" menu item of NDW.
If the "Save Configuration on Exit" item is checked under
Configure | Preferences..., they you may issue a ReBuild from the WinEZ Power
Menu. This will also force a "Save Configuration" of the NDW desktop. If
the Configure | Preferences... "Save Configuration on Exit" item is unchecked,
then a Save Configuration will have to be performed manually.
Ignoring the WinEZ Icons
If you find that the WinEZ icons are covering up the title bar of a
window, and you need to move the window, hold down the Control key before you
press the mouse button to move the window. By holding down the Control
key, WinEZ will ignore the mouse button and allow normal behavior of
the window, i.e. Moving, Maximizing, and Restoring.
If you select the Exit menu item from the WinEZ task icon, you will be
prompted to confirm the exit. This was not mentioned in the documentation.