Miscellaneous OptionsThe system menu contains the Attributes option, as below :-
When selected will display the Attributes window containing the Misc tab, as below :-
Program Run Options
When a tick mark appears next to the options text (as above), then the option is switched on, otherwise, the option is switched off. Simply position the mouse pointer over the option text and press the left mouse button to toggle the option either on or off. The tick mark will either be shown or removed, respectively.
Capture console input/output
This option, when switched on, allows console programs to use the main WinOne® window for their input and output, instead of creating their own windows.
Not all console programs can use the main WinOne® window for their input and output. See command CAPTURE for more information.
Inactive text mode windows on Exit
This option, when switched on, will leave the window open. The windows title will be changed to include the word "Inactive", signaling that the program has completed executing and may be closed manually at any time.
To set this option from the command line see the DOS command.
Launch non-text mode programs only
This option, when switched on, will only launch non-text mode programs and return the WinOne® prompt immediately, ready for the next command. When the option is switched off, WinOne® will wait for non-text mode programs to finish and exit before the WinOne® prompt is returned. A program can still be placed into the background manually by pressing the Ctl key and the Z key together (ie. Ctl Z). See Command Execution and Precedence for more information on placing a program into the background manually.
Separate VDM (16 bit programs)
To individually run programs in a separate VDM see the START command.
This option is only available on Windows NT 3.5 or higher.
Selecting the Mail checking option will either switch mail notifications off, signified by no tick mark next to the option text, or switch mail notifications on, signified by a tick mark next to the option text. When this feature is enabled then WinOne® will display the message "You have new mail" when new unread mail has arrived and is waiting in your incoming mail box.
Selecting the Unix look and feel option will either switch this mode off, signified by no tick mark next to the option text, or switch this mode on, signified by a tick mark next to the option text. When Unix look and feel is enabled this will then give WinOne® a look and feel similar to the Unix Operating System.
Command line switches under Unix are signaled using a minus sign character (ie. ' - ') instead of a front slash character (ie. ' / '). Also, a space character must proceed the minus sign character for the command line switch to be correctly interpreted. For example, to display a wide sorted directory listing of all the files in the Windows system directory, enter at the WinOne® prompt :-
There is no difference between strings specified under Unix mode or DOS mode.
Displaying DOS equivalent commands
where value is either 1 (ie. display DOS equivalent commands), or 0 (ie. do not display DOS equivalent commands)
Batch programs ignore Unix look and feel and front slashes (ie. ' / ') can not be used as a directory separator and minus signs (ie. ' - ') can not be used to specify a switch inside a batch program. Batch programs must use back slashes (ie. ' \ ') as directory separators and front slashes (ie. ' / ') to specify a switch.
Selecting the Auto check on startup option will either switch this mode off, signified by no tick mark next to the option text, or switch this mode on, signified by a tick mark next to the option text. When Auto check on startup is enabled WinOneŽ will check for new versions of WinOneŽ over the internet every time WinOneŽ is started. If a new version is found a short message is displayed. No check is performed if the computer running WinOneŽ is not connected to the internet.
The Check Now button will check for new versions of WinOneŽ over the internet immediately. When the computer running WinOneŽ is not connected to the internet, clicking on the Check Now button will prompt the user to dial-up to the internet. The check is performed after the internet is connected.
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