Task Swapper (DOSSWAP.EXE) swaps files to a temporary directory when they
are put on the Active Task List. When a particular task is selected, it is
swapped from the temporary directory into memory. For this reason, you
should not delete any files from the temporary directory until Task Swapper
is disabled and you have exited Shell.
When Task Swapper is activated, it automatically occupies approximately
35.4K of conventional memory, even if no tasks are added to the Active Task
Up to 13 tasks can be added to the Active Task List at one time. If tasks
are simply added to the list, Task Swapper will still use only
approximately 35.4K of conventional memory. If the tasks are enabled first,
there may be an additional small amount of memory (1 or 2K) added to that
To add a task to the Active Task List without executing the task, do
• Highlight the item to be added to the task list.
• Press SHIFT+ENTER, or hold down the SHIFT key and double-click the
To enable a task then add it to the Active Task List, do the
• Highlight the item you want to add to the task list.
• Press ENTER, or double-click the mouse.
• After the task or program is loaded, press CTRL+ESC to return
to Shell. An icon will be displayed in the Active Task List.
Tasks that can be enabled are program files ending with the extensions
.EXE, .BAT, .SYS, and .COM.