Solved Menus closing when released left mouse button

June 11, 2013 at 12:54:55
Specs: WINDOWS 1.01 & MS-DOS 3.2, 4 CORES OF 2.4 GHZ (BUT WINDOWS 1 DOES NOT USE MULTIPLE CPU CORES)/AND 4GB OF RAM, BUT WINDOWS 1 I THINK CANT ADDRESS MORE THAN 640KB OF RAM
HAY PEOPLE.

FIRST OF ALL, SORRY FOR POSTING IN MS-DOS CATEGORY, BUT IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT YOU HAVE WINDOWS 1 CATEGORY, AND SINCE ALL NON NT TYPE WINDOWS VERSIONS CAN BE CONSIDERED JUST AS MS-DOS EXTENSIONS, I POSTED HERE. :)


I HAVE ONE QUESTION.
I HAVE PROBLEM WITH MY MOUSE.

WHEN EVER I OPEN SOME MENU IN WINDOWS, IN ANY PROGRAM, MENU IS OPENED AS LONG AS I AM PRESSING THE LEFT MOUSE BUTTON.
WHEN I RELEASE LEFT MOUSE BUTTON, MENU IS AUTOMATICALLY CLOSED.

SO, DO YOU KNOW WHAT CAN BE THE PROBLEM HERE?
I THINK THAT IT MIGHT BE A WRONG MOUSE SETTING, BECAUSE I AM NOT SURE I CHOOSED THE CORRECT TYPE OF MOUSE IN WINDOWS SETUP. BECAUSE WHEN I WAS INSTALLING WINDOWS, IT ASKED ME TO CHOSE TYPE OF THE MOUSE I HAVE CONNECTED. I THINK IT MIGHT BE THE CAUSE OF ERROR.
OR MAYBE SOME OTHER SETTING?
MAYBE IT IS AN ERROR WITH WIN.COM APPLICATION ITSELF?


I AM HOPING SOMEONE KNOW THE ANSWER, BUT IT IS NOT MUCH IMPORTANT TO ME, BECAUSE I ALREDY GOT USED THAT I HAVE TO KEEP THE LEFT MOUSE BUTTON PRESSED UNTILL I MAKE AN SELECTION.

I AM USING WINDOWS 1.01 RUNNING ON TOP OF MS-DOS 3.0. :)

THANX FOR YOUR TIME. :)
YBY


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#1
June 11, 2013 at 13:31:42
First try a different mouse to be sure it's not simply a faulty mouse. Ideally you should have tried that before posting so you could have told us the outcome in your first post.

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#2
June 11, 2013 at 20:28:51
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Windows 1.01, is that one of those pre-windows 3.1 versions?

Have you tried double clicking?

Is it a ps/2 or serial mouse?

If that version has control panel you might see if you can configure it there.

I assume you're loading a mouse driver in autoexec.bat. You might try a different dos driver there.

The fact you're running dos 3.2 on a 2.4 gig machine might have something to do with it. You may need some 'slow down' software if you're not using it already. Here's some suggestions:

http://www.computing.net/answers/do...

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#3
June 12, 2013 at 01:03:42
HI Syobsyot,

could it be that your ESC key is jammed on? If so, it could be the cause of your problem.

If Phil's suggestion does not work, try another keyboard.

Suggest you consider using dos version 6.2n, which is far better than 3.n.
Avoid versions 4 and 5.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
June 13, 2013 at 15:20:02
HAY, THANX FOR REPLYS. :)

FIRST OF ALL, YEP WINDOWS 1 WAS RELEASED PRE WINDOWS 3. (1985.)
NO, I CAN NOT DOUBLE CLICK IN MENUS, BUT DOUBLE CLICKING ON A PROGRAM WORKS FINE (PROGRAM STARTS). :)
IT IS A PS/2 MOUSE. :)
AND I CAN NOT CONFIGURE MOUSE IN CONTROL PANEL.
WELL, THIS SUGGESTION FOR ANOTHER MOUSE DRIVER IS A GOOD ONE. I WILL TRY IT, THANK YOU. I AM USING STANDARD WINDOWS DRIVER. I WILL TRY OTHER ONE. :D

AND NO, I DO NOT THINK SPEED IS RELEVANT HERE. BECAUSE I ALSO HAVE MS-DOS 1.0 (FROM 1981.) FLOPPY DISK (BECAUSE VERSION 1 WAS NOT INSTALLABLE), AND MS-DOS FROM 1981 WORKS FINE ON MY COMPUTER. SO, I SUPPOUSE, WINDOWS WHO IS 4 YEARS YOUNGER (1985.) SHOULD WORK FINE TOO.

BUT THANX, I WILL TRY REPLACING THE DRIVER. THIS IS GOOD SUGGESTION. :P


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#5
June 13, 2013 at 15:44:39
HAY TO YOU TOO.

NO, ESC KEY IS WORKING FINE. PROFFED WITH DOS UTILITY "GETAKEY", IT SCANS FOR KEYPRESS, NOTHING IS FOUND UNTILL I PRESS IT, AND WHEN I PRESS IT GETAKEY RETURNS ASCII VALUE 27.
ALSO, ESC WORKS FINE IN MS-DOS, AND OTHER WINDOWS VERSIONS (XP FOR EXAMPLE) :) KEYBOARD IS FINE, NO NEED FOR REPLACING. :)

WELL, WINDOWS 1 IS DESIGNED TO BE EXECUTED ON TOP OF MS-DOS 2, AND I THINK EXECUTING IT ON ANYTHING LATER THAN MS-DOS 2 IS NOT SMART BECAUSE WINDOWS 1 IS NOT DESIGNED FOR IT.
ONLY REASON WHY I INSTALLED IT ON MS-DOS 3 NOT MS-DOS 2 IS BECAUSE MS-DOS 3 HAVE NETWORK SUPPORT, SO I WAS HOPPING TO FIND SOME WEB BROWSER FOR WINDOWS 1 ON THE WEB, BUT I DID NOT. :(
ANYWAY, ONE VERSION UPPER THAN THE ONE RECOMMENDED BY MICROSOFT IS I THINK STILL MORE OR LESS OKEY, BUT 4 VERSION UPPER, I THINK IS TOO MUCH. BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE (EXCEPT THIS LITTLLE MOUSE ERROR) WORKS FINE WHILE RUNNING ON THIS VERSION OF MS-DOS. :)

THANK YOU FOR POSTS. :)


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#6
June 13, 2013 at 17:23:55
Yeah, back then 'online' was pretty much just bulletin board system (bbs). I remember downloading stuff on my blazing 2400 baud modem.

Have you tried some of the older versions of AOL? I have the disk for AOL 2.0 and noticed the file dates were 1994. The most advanced version of windows then was 3.1 so AOL back then may have worked with earlier windows versions too.

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#7
June 14, 2013 at 13:15:28
HAY,
NOUP, I DID NOT TRY MUCH ABOUT INTERNET. I USE MOSTLY JUST PROGRAMS WHICH ARE ALREDY IN WINDOWS.
SO, I DID NOT TRY AOL 1 OR 2.
MAYBE I WILL, BUT IT IS NOT SO IMPORTANT LIKE MOUSE PROBLEM. :)
THANX. :)

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#8
July 18, 2013 at 13:16:54
Wow....

That's quite an old system!!!
Why exactly do you 'need' win1.01 and DOS3? Unless you have a legacy program that requires that particular etup, why not get dos6.2 and win3.1? This isn't really relevant as Dave, Mike and Phil seem to have it under control, but i was just wondering.

So, is your mouse a ps/2 or serial? i didn't see you clairify that in any of your posts.
EDIT: Anything under win 3.1 belongs in the DOS forum as a DOS extension. Even win3.1 itself could be here, aside from the fact that it's the first win version to begin to seperate itself from the muck of the DOs screen.
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#9
August 24, 2013 at 12:11:31
I DO NOT NEED WINDOWS 1 AND MS-DOS 3, BUT, I JUST LIKE TESTING THE OLD SYSTEMS. ALSO HERE I WAS TESTNG WINDOWS 1, BUT MS-DOS 3 IS THE MOST NEWER VERSION OF DOS WHICH CAN BE INSTALLED WHILE RUNNING WINDOWS 1. (AND DOS MUST BE INSTALLED).

NO, WINDOWS 3 I WONT INSTALL AT THE MOMENT, SINCE I WAS TESTING WINDOWS 1. I WILL TEST WINDOWS 3 IN A FEW MONTHS. BUT BEFORE THAT- WINDOWS 2. ;)
BY THE WAY, I USE MOSTLY WINDOWS XP, BUT I TEST ALL OLD SYSTEMS. FOR EXAMPLE I EVEN TESTED PC-DOS 1. ;)

I DID CLARIFY THAT IN MY FIRST REPLY. IT IS A PS/2 MOUSE. NOT SERIAL.

:)


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