Windows 98 Mouse.txt File

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This article contains a copy of the information in the Mouse.txt file included with Windows 98. This file is located in the Windows folder after Windows 98 is installed.

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       Microsoft Windows 98 README
         for Pointing Devices
             April 1998
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(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1998



This document provides complementary or late-breaking information to supplement the Microsoft Windows 98 documentation.

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HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

To view Mouse.txt on-screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad window.

To print Mouse.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor, and then on the File menu, click Print.



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CONTENTS

LOGITECH MOUSE

MOUSE SYSTEMS/GENIUS

MICROSOFT NATURAL KEYBOARDS

MICROSOFT INTELLIPOINT 1.00

MICROSOFT BALLPOINT MOUSE

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NOTE: The information contained in this text file pertains to PS/2 and serial input devices only.



LOGITECH MOUSE

The Windows 98 Logitech driver supports Logitech MouseWare version 7.2 and later. All the features of MouseWare, including the programability of the mouse buttons, work well with the new Windows 98 driver.

If your version of MouseWare is earlier than 7.2, use the Windows 98 Device Manager to change the mouse type.

>>> To change the mouse type:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
  3. Click the plus (+) sign next to Mouse.
  4. Double-click the mouse you want to update the driver for.
  5. Click Driver, and then click Update Driver.
  6. When the wizard starts, follow the instructions on your screen.
If you use a Logitech serial mouse but have a PS/2 mouse port on your computer, Windows 98 may not install the Logitech driver. If so, use the Device Manager tab in the Systems Properties dialog box to change the PS/2 mouse setting to Logitech Serial Mouse.



MOUSE SYSTEMS OR GENIUS

Windows 98 does not have built-in drivers for the Mouse Systems or Genius three-button mouse. The standard mouse driver will work with these devices in their two-button mode. Driver updates are available in the Drivers\Mouse folder on the Windows 98 CD.



MICROSOFT NATURAL KEYBOARDS

Windows 98 has built-in support for the Microsoft Natural Keyboard. Windows logo keys have added functionality under the new operating system.

You will be unable to install IntelliType version 1.00 under Windows 98. If you upgrade to Windows 98 over a previously installed Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 configuration, IntelliType will have limited functionality.

If you are upgrading a Windows 3.x or Windows 95 configuration that has IntelliType version 1.00 software, it is recommended that you delete the following line from your System.ini file, which is located in the folder that contains your Windows 98 files:

   taskman.exe=TASKSW16.EXE
				


This deletion deactivates the Windows 3.1 IntelliType Task Manager and ensure full support of the Windows logo keys under Windows 98.



MICROSOFT INTELLIPOINT 1.00

Windows 98 has built-in support for the Microsoft mouse.

You cannot install IntelliPoint version 1.00 under Windows 98. If you upgrade to Windows 98 over a previously installed Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 configuration, IntelliPoint will have limited functionality. Contact Microsoft for an updated version of IntelliPoint software.



MICROSOFT BALLPOINT MOUSE

If you need to adjust settings, such as orientation, for your BallPoint mouse, use the Mouse Manager or IntelliPoint in Control Panel that came with your mouse. If the IntelliPoint icon is not already installed on your computer, contact Microsoft for an updated version of the mouse software.

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Article ID: 191472 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
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  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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