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Just have always an error-free formatted, but otherwise empty floppy disk ready. In case of a trap, insert this floppy, press Ctrl-Alt-NumLock-NumLock (or C-A-F10-F10 on notebooks) to start the dump process. You need only the first disk to record the trap screen information. After the first disk is finished, eject the floppy and press C-A-D to reboot. Get the tool "Dump Trap Screen" <http://home.earthlink.net/~steve53/os2diags/DumpTrapScreen.zip> from the homepage of its author Steven H. Levine, and you have the data on your computer without writing down a screen full of numbers and then typing them later into an email ...
You need to look in 2 places.
1. At a command prompt; type "help dir" and study what it says.
2. examine your "config.sys" file.
In my CONFIG.SYS file, I have the following entry to control how the DIR command behaves/works.REM ------------------------------------------------------------------ REM *** SET UNDOCUMENTED "DIR" CMD SWITCHES *** REM ------------------------------------------------------------------ REM /L is for all LOWER case REM /N is to display FAT partitions in the HPFS format REM /O is for Order REM /P is for Pause REM /V is for insert commas into the number of bytes SET DIRCMD=/N /O /P /V
To use MR/2 ICE for mailto links, one creates a user.js file in the appropriate profile (salted) directory, and inserts these lines:user_pref("applications.mailto", "E:\\Apps\\MR2\\mozmail.cmd"); user_pref("applications.mailto.parameters", "%url%"); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.mailto", true);
NOTE the double backslashes required in local file system paths in this context.
mozmail.cmd is a simple batch file that changes to the MR2 home directory, then calls mr2iu with a switch that passes the parameter to a running instance, or starts it with that parameter if no instance is already running:e: cd apps\mr2 mr2iu /e%1 exit
Presumably, if you change the "E:\\Apps\\MR2\\mozmail.cmd" string to an appropriate one for T-bird, it should work -- if T-bird accepts DDE, unlike Firebird (haven't tried Firefox DDE yet), or has a special stub that serves the same purpose (more or less).
I'll assume you already have the latest Innotek Font engine installed. <http://www.innotek.de/products/ft2lib/ft2libgeneral_e.html>
Be careful, and backup/archive your desktop (or at least your \OS2\OS2.ini and \OS2\OS2SYS.ini before screwing with this. I accidentally deleted the wrong Key and had to re-install FT2LIB. Luckily I didn't hose anything else.
To enable antialiasing on the Desktop use "PMShell.exe" for the Application key.
- At a command prompt run REGEDIT2
- Expand (click on the "+") "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"
- Expand "Software"
- Expand "InnoTek"
- Expand "InnoTek Font Engine"
- Right Mouse click on "Applications"
- You will see that "Mozilla.exe", "MozillaFirebird.exe", "Thunderbird.exe" and "os2web.exe" already exist. Select "New" then "Key"
- For MR2ICE change "New Key #" to "MR2I.EXE"
- This creates a new item with a Value of "(Default)" in the right side panel. Right Mouse click anywhere in REGEDIT2, with the MR2I.EXE still selected, and select "New" then "DWORD Value" Set name to "Enabled"
- Double click on the new DWord key and set the Value to "01". To disable that particular application set Value to "00".
Like I said, I didn't like it at first until I turned it off. Antialiasing makes things a bit fuzzy around the characters, but it gets rid of the jagginess and fills in the characters.
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