NewDeal Hot Tip 1519
Tips About NewDeal and OS/2
Using Two GEOS.INI Files
Some users have two GEOS.INI files: One for running NewDeal
from DOS, and one for running it from OS/2. They use a batch
file before starting up from DOS that copies DOSGEOS.INI to
GEOS.INI and, after closing down NewDeal, copies OS2GEOS.INI
to GEOS.INI. As a result, whenever running from OS/2, the
OS/2 specific GEOS.INI file is active and responds to the
mouse driver from OS/2.
Pasting Text From OS/2 to NewDeal
You can paste text from OS/2 into NewDeal. The trick is
that NewDeal has to be running in a window and the active
application should be something that can receive text.
Start NewDeal in a full screen session then start up the
Text File Editor. Next use Alt+Home to switch to a
windowed session. Then start the OS/2 System Editor and
open a file. Select some text and copy it to the clipboard.
Finally, go to the windowed NewDeal session and select Paste.
The cursor in the Text File Editor may began to jump forward
and return just like it would if you were typing in the words.
The tricky thing is that no words may appear as the cursor
moves, but once the cursor stops moving, the words appear
all at once.
Another option to transfer text from the OS/2 environment
to NewDeal: cut and paste between the OS/2 app and the
OS/2 System Editor, save to a file, and then import the
file from within NewDeal.
Convert NewDeal Icons to OS/2 Icons
Start up the OS/2 icon editor and then start a full screen
session of NewDeal. When you have the icons you want in
view, use Alt+Home to switch to a windowed session. Then
pull down the Window menu on the NewDeal session and select
Mark, which allows you to select the icon you want. Next
select Copy and then go to the OS/2 Icon Editor and select
OS/2 permits you to have an AUTOEXEC.BAT file for each DOS
application. In the apps-specific or general AUTOEXEC.BAT file,
invoke the VMOUSE driver in the MDOS directory of OS/2.
Try choosing the NewDeal driver named "MOUSE.COM or MOUSE.SYS."
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Last Modified 2 Mar 1999