Microsoft KB Archive/25149

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Mouse Support in Non-Windows-Based Applications


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 1.1, 2.03, 2.1, 2.11, 3.0, 3.0a, 3.1, 3.11


When you run a non-Windows-based application (such as Microsoft Word for MS-DOS) under Windows, no mouse support is available.


MS-DOS-based applications running under Windows use their own mouse drivers. To have mouse support in these applications under Windows, the mouse drivers need to be loaded before Windows starts. In the case of Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, it is necessary to load MOUSE.COM or MOUSE.SYS before starting Windows. For other applications, refer to the program and mouse manuals for the names of the necessary drivers.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.00a 3.10 3.11

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Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin110 kbWin203 kbWin210 kbWin211 kbWin300 kbWin300a kbWin310 kbWin311

Last Reviewed: December 16, 2000
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