|Thanks guys -- I appreciate the help. I have yet to try the suggestions (it's kinda late at night...I'll try in the morning) but I am not sure they really address the problem, entirely.|
I've always had the usual "DOS Prompt" of course, in Accessories, which I dragged out to my desktop. It's now gone from both locations.
I've tried using a DOS batch file that I put on the desktop, rather than always using RUN "cmd". (Right, it is not really "DOS", but it does run my DOS programmes, like WordStar....)
But with the batch file, after exiting WordStar, it goes straight back to Windows, and completely OUT of DOS! I can't get back to DOS by tabbing AS I USED TO -- only by re-opening the batch file on the desktop: ie. I can't STAY in DOS.
I want to be able to come OUT of WordStar, say, and STILL STAY in DOS to do other things. And, when I finally leave DOS, I want there to be still a proper Command Prompt (for DOS programmes) back on my desktop. (Typing CMD at RUN, you certainly won't get that.)
Currently, I can only STAY in DOS by using the CMD in RUN. But what I REALLY want is my usual DOS Prompt ikon back on the desktop again....
I guess I am asking: How do I make a batch file for a standard DOS prompt that will ALWAYS sit on the desktop, whether I am in DOS or not -- as before. So, for instance, I could even open a second DOS screen, if I want to.
Hope that's clear -- and thanks once again.