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WheelK : at last, use that mouse =wheel= in DOS ! (Announce)

posted by bretjohn(R) Homepage E-mail, Rio Rancho, NM, 10.08.2016, 17:44

> Yeah, but... I'm not sure it is 100% correct, depending on the BIOS int
> 16/05 which might "STI" before returning, thereby allowing other processes
> to consume the injected key before we had a chance to check it reached the
> buffer. Possibly not a serious objection in practce, but needs more
> analysis and, frankly, the tests above should leave very few false
> positives while being perfectly safe.

Actually, testing to see that it does what it's supposed to do is the only legitimate test there is. If your program running in the foreground (while it is installing) doesn't see anything appear in the keyboard buffer then no other program will see it either. This is true no matter what's causing the problem (a broken BIOS or a TSR that's intercepting things or some other problem). And, if it doesn't work, you shouldn't try to install yourself.

 

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