MOUSE.COM command line switches

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hle...@gems.vcu.edu

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May 18, 1993, 10:57:51 PM5/18/93
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Does anyone have a list of the command line switches for the microsoft mouse
driver? Even though my windows disks came with the mouse driver, there is no
documentation for the driver in my windows manual.

Thanks,
Hugh
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Jim Lawson

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May 19, 1993, 9:55:41 PM5/19/93
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I don't think there is documentation of these switches anywhere :-(

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James Morse

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May 20, 1993, 7:43:04 AM5/20/93
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Below is a article I saved. Is this what you are asking for?
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From: Brian....@brunel.ac.uk (Brian D Milner)
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.misc
Subject: Microsoft Mouse Driver Switches : Late Results !! - - - - - - - - -
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Date: 8 Jan 93 08:39:08 GMT
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Re: Microsoft Mouse v8.20 Driver Switches
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This interesting post arrived from Oz today. I have yet to
check it out - but I think it's what I've been looking for.

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> Sorry about the tardiness of this reply. The information I have is
> as follows.
>
> Setting Default Values Switches
> Mouse Type none Serial 1,2 /Cn
> PS2 /Z
> Inport 1,2 /In
> Bus /B
>
> Language English English /L
> German /LD
> Spanish /LE
> French /LF
> Italian /LI
> Dutch /LNL
> Portuguese /LP
> Swedish /LS
> Finnish /LSF
>
> Interrupt Rate 1 0,1,2,3,4 /Rn
>
> Sensitivity
> Horizontal 50 5-100 /Hn
> Vertical 50 5-100 /Vn
> Hor & Ver 50 5-100 /Sn
>
> Acceleration 2 1,2,3,4 /Pn
>
> Cursor Display
> Display Delay 0 0-10 /Nn
> Force Default off on /M1
> off /M
>
> Hardware Cursor
> Support off on/off /Y
>
> Rotation Angle 0 0-359 /Or (ballpoint mouse only)
>
> Button Selection
> Primary 1 1,2,3,4 /KPnSm
> Secondary 3 1,2,3,4 /KPnSm
> Clicklock on on /KC (ballpoint mouse only)
> off /K

Thanks, Clive; and once again thanks to everyone who replied
to my query.

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Jen Kilmer

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May 20, 1993, 11:10:18 PM5/20/93
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In article <1teoet...@lynx.unm.edu> Lawson%ssdvx1...@lbgwy.mdc.com writes:
>I don't think there is documentation of these switches anywhere :-(

...if you mean microsoft's mouse.com, try the manual that came
with the [microsoft] mouse?

-jen

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John T. Rose

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May 21, 1993, 1:45:21 PM5/21/93
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je...@microsoft.com (Jen Kilmer) writes:

>...if you mean microsoft's mouse.com, try the manual that came
>with the [microsoft] mouse?

I think the problem is that mouse drivers are supplied by Microsoft as part
of Windows3.1 and DOS6.0 so we may have Microsoft drivers which we use
without having a Microsoft mouse.

John

Jim Lawson

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May 21, 1993, 10:26:25 PM5/21/93
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John T. Rose (ro...@cs.iastate.edu) wrote:

Exactly !! And I can't find documentation on the switches in either the
DOS 6.0 or Windows 3.1 manuals.

Jen Kilmer

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May 24, 1993, 12:08:11 AM5/24/93
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In article <rose.73...@judy.cs.iastate.edu> ro...@cs.iastate.edu (John T. Rose) writes:
>je...@microsoft.com (Jen Kilmer) writes:
>
>>...if you mean microsoft's mouse.com, try the manual that came
>>with the [microsoft] mouse?
>
>I think the problem is that mouse drivers are supplied by Microsoft
>as part of Windows3.1 and DOS6.0

Mainly because to use certain features of Windows 3.1 and/or MSDOS 5 or 6,
a certain rev of the Microsoft mouse driver is required (and in Windows'
case, a certain rev of the Logitech driver). So the Personal Systems
Group (MSDOS & Windows) arranges with the mouse group to include workable
drivers as a courtesy to all the microsoft mouse customers out there.

In windows 3.1's case, a similar deal was made with Logitech.
Note, btw, the current msft mouse driver (shipped with the redesigned
mouse) is 9 - the driver in MSDOS 6 is 7.

>so we may have Microsoft drivers which we use
>without having a Microsoft mouse.

If it works, good.

-jen

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jmcb...@ccvax.ucd.ie

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May 26, 1993, 12:30:12 AM5/26/93
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In article <1993May24.0...@microsoft.com>, je...@microsoft.com (Jen Kilmer) writes:
> Note, btw, the current msft mouse driver (shipped with the redesigned
> mouse) is 9 - the driver in MSDOS 6 is 7.
>
8.20 surely?

>
> -jen
>

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Jen Kilmer

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May 29, 1993, 11:24:40 PM5/29/93
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In article <1993May25.1...@ccvax.ucd.ie> jmcb...@ccvax.ucd.ie writes:
>In article <1993May24.0...@microsoft.com>, je...@microsoft.com (Jen Kilmer) writes:
>> Note, btw, the current msft mouse driver (shipped with the redesigned
>> mouse) is 9 - the driver in MSDOS 6 is 7.
>>
>8.20 surely?

There's no feature in MS-DOS 6 which requires 8.2. The mouse folks
aren't terribly happy to have us "giving" their software away in
MSDOS as it is. It's 7.04, to be precise.

John T. Rose

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Jun 1, 1993, 6:02:52 PM6/1/93
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je...@microsoft.com (Jen Kilmer) writes:

>There's no feature in MS-DOS 6 which requires 8.2. The mouse folks
>aren't terribly happy to have us "giving" their software away in
>MSDOS as it is. It's 7.04, to be precise.

Well, when I boot up it says it's 8.2! I don't recall whether this came with
MS-DOS 6 or MS-Windows 3.1 but who really cares. If I purchased this driver,
and it appears to me that I have, I think I deserve to be told what the
bloody thing does. And don't tell me that it is just a courtesy to proud
owners of Microsoft mice because if that were true your install program
wouldn't install it on my computer.

John

Steve Carter 3766

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Jun 8, 1993, 10:28:04 PM6/8/93
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In an article ro...@cs.iastate.edu (John T. Rose) wrote in part:

>je...@microsoft.com (Jen Kilmer) writes:
>>There's no feature in MS-DOS 6 which requires 8.2. The mouse folks
>>aren't terribly happy to have us "giving" their software away in
>>MSDOS as it is. It's 7.04, to be precise.

>Well, when I boot up it says it's 8.2! I don't recall whether this

>came with MS-DOS 6 or MS-Windows 3.1 but who really cares.... John

Version 8.2 ships with Windows 3.1. Following is an excerpt from
a message I saved about mouse command-line switches.

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Re: Microsoft Mouse v8.20 Driver Switches
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David Wolen

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Jun 9, 1993, 1:06:18 AM6/9/93
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here's another one:
mouse off

to unload the driver. works if that's the last tsr you loaded and you
loaded it into conventional rather than upper memory.


Dave Wolen
dwo...@novell.com

Jen Kilmer

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Jun 9, 1993, 7:58:15 PM6/9/93
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In article <1993Jun9.0...@novell.com> dwo...@novell.com (David Wolen) writes:
>here's another one:
> mouse off
>
>to unload the driver.

I think it turns the driver "off", but it's still resident in RAM.

-jen

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Demian A. Johnston

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Jun 10, 1993, 10:01:12 AM6/10/93
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Excerpts from netnews.comp.os.msdos.misc: 9-Jun-93 Re: MOUSE.COM command
line .. by Jen Kil...@microsoft.com
> In article <1993Jun9.0...@novell.com> dwo...@novell.com (David
Wolen)
> writes:
> >here's another one:
> > mouse off
> >
> >to unload the driver.
>
> I think it turns the driver "off", but it's still resident in RAM.
>
> -jen

To remove from memory at least the logitech drivers require the
following command line:

C:\> mouse out

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Jen Kilmer

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Jun 11, 1993, 1:21:46 AM6/11/93
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In article <1993Jun9.0...@TorreyPinesCA.ncr.com> sca...@TorreyPinesCA.ncr.com (Steve Carter 3766) writes:
>In an article ro...@cs.iastate.edu (John T. Rose) wrote in part:
>
>>je...@microsoft.com (Jen Kilmer) writes:
>>>There's no feature in MS-DOS 6 which requires 8.2. The mouse folks
>>>aren't terribly happy to have us "giving" their software away in
>>>MSDOS as it is. It's 7.04, to be precise.

Mea culpa, it's 8.2....

smar...@gmx.de

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Apr 15, 2020, 4:36:43 AM4/15/20
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Am Donnerstag, 20. Mai 1993 13:43:04 UTC+2 schrieb James Morse:
Thank GOD there are people like you, who help out!
I've tried hundreds of combinations (e.g. -h, /?, /help ...) Nothing worked.

GOD bless ya - and I sincerely hope you get hit by the rainbow tomorrow! :)

Kerr-Mudd,John

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Apr 15, 2020, 7:40:55 AM4/15/20
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You'd be better off using a later, smaller mouse driver, such as
CTMouse. (theoretically all you need is a driver for the specific mouse you
have and that could be done in say 100 bytes; but I haven't managed it!)



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Kerr-Mudd,John

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On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 11:40:54 GMT, "Kerr-Mudd,John"
<nots...@invalid.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 08:36:42 GMT, smar...@gmx.de wrote:
>
>> Am Donnerstag, 20. Mai 1993 13:43:04 UTC+2 schrieb James Morse:
>>> In article <1993May18....@gems.vcu.edu>, hle...@gems.vcu.edu
>>> says:
>>> >
>>> >Does anyone have a list of the command line switches for the
>>> >microsoft mouse driver? Even though my windows disks came with the
>>> >mouse driver, there is no documentation for the driver in my
>>> >windows manual.
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