Explanation of SPECIAL=DEFAULT in DOSSHELL.INI (75414)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q75414


SPECIAL=DEFAULT in the DOSSHELL.INI file specifies which program item or group item within MS-DOS Shell Program Manager will be selected (highlighted) at startup. Note that there should be only one such line within DOSSHELL.INI.

The group or program item that was last specified within Shell when Shell was exited will be tagged within DOSSHELL.INI with the SPECIAL=DEFAULT line. Therefore, after exiting Shell completely, the last program or group item is still tagged.

To find more information on the DOSSHELL.INI file, query on the following words:


Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/13/2003
Keywords: KB75414