Settings Used in the APPS.INF File

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Summary

The APPS.INF file contains information about the manner in which MS-DOS-based programs are run. Each program listed in the [PIF95] section contains its own section, with the settings for the program listed there. This article explains the abbreviated codes used in these sections.

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Name          Key    Description                               Default
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WINDOWED     "win"   Open windowed instead of full-screen         Y
BACKGROUND   "bgd"   Run in background                            Y
EXCLUSIVE    "exc"   Exclusive mode                            Ignored
DETECTIDLE   "dit"   Idle sensitivity                             Y
LOWLOCKED    "lml"   Lock conventional memory                  Ignored
EMSLOCKED    "eml"   Lock EMS memory                              N
XMSLOCKED    "xml"   Lock XMS memory                              N
USEHMA       "hma"   Uses HMA                                     Y
EMULATEROM   "emt"   Fast ROM emulation                           Y
RETAINVRAM   "rvm"   Retain video memory                       Ignored
FASTPASTE    "afp"   Fast pasting                                 Y
				
The following settings control which keyboard shortcuts are active when the MS-DOS-based program has the focus. If the key is disabled, pressing the key sends the keystroke to the program instead of to Windows 95.
Name          Key    Description                               Default
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ALTTAB       "ata"   Allow ALT+TAB to switch away                 Y
ALTESC       "aes"   Allow ALT+ESC to switch away                 Y
CTRLESC      "ces"   Allow CTRL+ESC to switch away                Y
PRTSCRN      "psc"   Allow PrtSc to perform screen snap           Y
ALTPRTSCRN   "aps"   Allow ALT+PrtSc to perform screen snap       Y
ALTSPACE     "asp"   Allow ALT+SPACE to view System menu          Y
ALTENTER     "aen"   Allow ALT+ENTER to toggle box/full-screen    Y
WINLIE       "lie"   Prevent MS-DOS-based programs                N
                     from detecting Windows
GLOBALMEM    "gmp"   Enable global memory protection              N
REALMODE     "dos"   Run program in MS-DOS mode                   N
				
The following settings apply only if the REALMODE flag is set. These settings control which MS-DOS-based TSRs should be loaded in real mode.
Name            Key    Description                             Default
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MOUSE          "mse"   Mouse funtionality                         Y
EMS            "ems"   EMM386                                     Y
CDROM          "cdr"   CD-ROM driver/MSCDEX                       Y
NETWORK        "net"   Network drivers                            Y
DISKLOCK       "dsk"   Allow direct disk access                   N
PRIVATECFG     "cfg"   Use custom CONFIG.SYS settings             N
VESA           "vsa"   Extended video (VESA) support              Y
CLOSEONEXIT    "cwe"   Close on exit                              N
ALLOWSSAVER    "sav"   Allow screen saver to interrupt program    Y
UNIQUESETTINGS "uus"   Run program in separate session            N
				

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Article ID: 130971 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
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  • Microsoft Windows 95
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