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Alternate pointing device in a DOS window

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Anonymous
August 17, 2004 1:15:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

How to disable the default (mouse) pointer when running a DOS program, to
enable a TSR (trakball) driver (using a com port) when that window has the
focus.
August 17, 2004 2:07:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

When activating the DOS (Command) prompt in XP you're not in a true DOS
environment. XP's DOS is an emulator. To deactivate the mouse you would
need to uninstall it or unplug it from your PC (not wise, for Windows will
come
with a pop-up error stating you have no Mouse installed/connected). You can
put the pointer to the side of your screen and install your traclball for use
in a DOS environment. To return to the Windows environment type Exit and
press Enter.

"flyingjoe61" wrote:

> How to disable the default (mouse) pointer when running a DOS program, to
> enable a TSR (trakball) driver (using a com port) when that window has the
> focus.
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