No Mouse Functionality in DoubleSpace Compress Screens (111740)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q111740


This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.

In the DoubleSpace maintenance program for MS-DOS 6.2, mouse functionality is not available with the following commands:
   Compress Existing Drive
   Create New Drive
When you choose either of these commands, the mouse cursor disappears and input is limited to the keyboard. In any further screens within either command, mouse capability remains disabled unless another utility, such as ScanDisk or the Defragmenter, is initiated. In such cases, the mouse promptly reappears. By exiting the Compress Existing Drive or Create New Drive menu, mouse functionality returns.

NOTE: In the MS-DOS 6.0 version of DBLSPACE.EXE, mouse functionality is available with the Compress Existing Drive and Create New Drive commands, but keyboard functionality is disabled.


The keys available in the Compress Existing Drive and Create New Drive menus are as follows:
   Key                             Function
   Up and Down Arrow keys:         Select an option
   ENTER key                       Accept a selection
   ESC key                         Exit the current screen
   F1 key                          Help

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/20/1999
Keywords: KB111740