Alternate pointing device in a DOS window

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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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  1. 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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