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USB mouse driver for real DOS mode? (Miscellaneous)

posted by bretjohn(R) Homepage E-mail, Rio Rancho, NM, 27.09.2017, 01:32

Glad you got the USB mouse to work for you.

In DOS, each individual program that wants/needs to use a mouse must do it internally -- there is no "universal" support for mice in DOS like there is in Windows. I'd say maybe less than 10% of the DOS programs know how to use a mouse -- most of them don't. And, of the ones that know how to use a mouse, there are only a handful that know how to use a wheel -- those are extremely rare.

MOUSKEYS will allow many programs to use a mouse (you can even use a mouse at the DOS prompt), but using MOUSKEYS will never work as well as a program that supports a mouse natively. I made MOUSKEYS a long time ago, before DOS even supported wheels. If I ever release a new version of MOUSKEYS (which I may do someday), it will include support for wheels. I haven't tried Ninho's program myself.

 

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