README.TXT Driver File Contents (disk4.zip)

README.TXT for the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint

     This file contains supplemental information for the
     Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Install Disk.

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README FILE CONTENTS

1.   WINDOWS 95 SUPPORT
     1.1  Driver Installation
     1.2  Using the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel
     1.3  Control Panel Restrictions
     1.4  Restoring Your Installation

2.   WINDOWS 3.1 SUPPORT
     2.1  Driver Installation
     2.2  Using the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel
     2.3  Restoring Your Installation

3.   DOS SUPPORT

4.   FILES ON THE INSTALL DISK

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1.   WINDOWS 95 SUPPORT

1.1  Driver Installation

     To install the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint driver for
     Windows 95:

     - From the Start menu, select "Settings", "Control
       Panel", then "Mouse" to open the Mouse Properties
       sheet.

     - Click the "General" tab, then click the "Change"
       button.

     - Click "Have Disk" and insert the driver disk in your
       floppy drive. Confirm or correct the file path
       (normally "a:\"), then click "OK".

     - Click "Alps Mouse and GlidePoint", then "OK" to copy
       the driver files to your system.

     - After the files are copied, the Mouse Properties
       sheet will show the new device name. Click "Close".

     - The "System Settings Change" dialog will offer to
       restart your computer so the new settings can take
       effect. Select "Yes".


1.2  Using the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel

     To change your Alps Mouse and GlidePoint settings in
     Windows 95:

     - From the Start menu, select "Settings", "Control
       Panel", then "Mouse" to open the Mouse Properties
       sheet.

     - Click the "General" tab, then click the "Options"
       button to bring up the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint
       Control Panel.

     - The Alps Mouse and GlidePoint controls are grouped
       into four categories (Pointer, Motion, Orientation,
       Shortcuts). Some of these options also appear on the
       standard Mouse Properties tabs. However, they are
       best controlled through the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint
       pages. Online Help is provided for all topics.

     - When you are satisfied with your settings, click OK
       to close the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel,
       then OK to close Mouse Properties.


1.3  Control Panel Restrictions

     Most of the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel
     features operate identically in Windows 3.1 and Windows
     95, except for the following:

     - Pointer Growth: These controls are disabled under
       Windows 95, where Pointer Growth is not currently
       supported.


1.4  Restoring Your Installation

     The Alps Mouse and GlidePoint drivers are compatible
     with most standard mice and similar pointing devices.
     However, if you do change drivers to use another
     device, you can restore the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint
     installation (including your control panel settings) as
     follows:

     - From the Start menu, select "Settings", "Control
       Panel", then "Mouse" to open the Mouse Properties
       sheet.

     - Click the "General" tab, then click the "Change"
       button.

     - If "Alps Mouse and GlidePoint" does not appear in the
       first list of pointing device models, click "Show All
       Devices". In the Manufacturers column, click "Alps."

     - Click "Alps Mouse and GlidePoint", then "OK" to copy
       the driver files to your system.

     - If the "Copying Files..." step cannot find the driver
       files, it will ask you to correct the source path.
       Enter "c:\amouse" (using the same drive letter as
       your Windows 95 installation), then click "OK".

     - After the files are copied, the Mouse Properties
       sheet will show the new device name. Click "Close".

     - The "System Settings Change" dialog will offer to
       restart your computer so the new settings can take
       effect. Select "Yes".

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2.   WINDOWS 3.1 SUPPORT

2.1  Driver Installation

     To install the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint driver for
     Windows 3.1 (including Windows 3.11 or Windows for
     Workgroups) or any DOS version (3.3 or later is
     recommended):

     - If Windows is running, exit to DOS. The installer
       cannot be run from inside Windows or from a Windows
       DOS session.

     - Insert the driver disk in your floppy drive.

     - Type "A:\INST31" (using the appropriate drive letter)
       and follow the prompts. You will be asked to confirm
       the installation type (DOS, Windows, or both), the
       driver directory, and whether the DOS driver should
       be loaded at startup time. If you are unsure about
       any question, simply accept the default response.

     - If you allowed the install program to update
       AUTOEXEC.BAT, it will offer to reboot your system
       with the new settings. The Windows driver will become
       active the next time you start Windows.


2.2  Using the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel

     - From the Program Manager, open the Main program
       group, then double-click on Control Panel.

     - Double-click the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint icon to
       bring up the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel.
       (This enhanced control panel replaces the standard
       Mouse Control Panel.)

     - The Alps Mouse and GlidePoint controls are grouped
       into four categories (Pointer, Motion, Orientation,
       Shortcuts). Online Help is provided for all topics.

     - When you are satisfied with your settings, click OK
       to close the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint Control Panel.


2.3  Restoring Your Installation

     The Alps Mouse and GlidePoint drivers are compatible
     with most standard mice and similar pointing devices.
     However, if you do change drivers to use another
     device, you can restore the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint
     installation (including your control panel settings) as
     follows:

     - If Windows is running, exit to DOS. The installer
       cannot be run from inside Windows or from a Windows
       DOS session.

     - Change to the drive and directory containing your
       Alps Mouse and GlidePoint installation (e.g.,
       C:\AMOUSE).

     - Type "INST31" and follow the prompts. Make certain
       you specify the same installation path where the
       files currently reside. This will cause the installer
       to restore the previous configuration using those
       files and saved settings.

     - If you allowed the install program to update
       AUTOEXEC.BAT, it will offer to reboot your system
       with the new settings. The Windows driver will become
       active the next time you start Windows.

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3.   DOS SUPPORT

     The Windows 95 install procedure described above
     automatically includes the DOS driver, AMOUSE.COM. This
     driver provides the support needed for DOS
     applications, either full-screen or windowed.

     If you are not running Windows 95, use the INST31
     program to install the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint
     drivers for DOS only, Windows only (version 3.1), or
     both DOS and Windows.

     Some of the Alps Mouse and GlidePoint settings (such as
     sensitivity, acceleration and orientation) are shared
     between the DOS and Windows drivers. The easiest way to
     set these options is through the Alps Mouse and
     GlidePoint Control Panel in Windows. The DOS driver
     will pick up any changes the next time it starts up.

     Other settings (such as the pointer options) may differ
     between DOS and Windows, and are stored separately in
     the MOUSE.INI file. You can change the DOS settings
     directly by editing this file or by adding option
     switches to the AMOUSE command line. See the AMOUSE.TXT
     file for details.

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4.   FILES ON THE INSTALL DISK

     README.TXT     This file

     AMOUSE.INF     Windows 95 setup script
     INST31.EXE     Windows 3.1 (or DOS) install program

     AMOUSE.DRV     Windows driver
     AMOUSE.DLL     Windows control panel
     AMOUSE.HLP     Windows help file
     SFTTABS.DLL    Windows control panel interface
     SCVMD.386      Windows Virtual Mouse Device
     XPOINT.EXE     Windows pointer enhancements

     AMOUSE.COM     DOS driver
     AMOUSE.TXT     DOS driver options and switches
     MOUSE.INI      DOS and Windows configuration file

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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