All you need is to add the line "set INDEXEDIT=EDIT" to your c:\AUTOEXEC.BAT
file (or other viewer/editor such as pfe/TextPad/...).
Response from Robin relating to the Crysfire Interface
From: Robin Shirley [R.Shirley@surrey.ac.uk] Organization: Psychology Dept, Surrey Univ. U.K. Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 16:04:09 GMT Subject: Re: crysfire 2002 [text deleted] However, I think that your problems with mouse movements and slowing down arise through not using the suggested exit from WordPad - the Alt-F4 key (which will also serve as "any" key to pass through the DOS pauses). Thus for indexing runs the fastes (and recommended) procedure is to press ENTER as usual to take the defaults (if applicable) within the Crysfire indexing wizard, then switch to Alt-F4 to close windows and proceed through the external displays of the results, until one is returned again to the main Crysfire prompt. This avoids: 1) mouse/hand movements 2) accumulating a pile of open windows on the desktop 3) frequent changes of response (usually only 2 are then needed - to Alt-F4 on opening WordPad, and back to ENTER on returning to the Crysfire main prompt) For this to work smoothly, you would need to be running Crysfire within a DOS window and not DOS-full-screen, otherwise the DOS task would need to be re-selected manually after each pass through the WordPad viewer. Incidentally, WordPad is merely the default viewer under 32-bit Windows - that choice can be over-ridden by whatever is stored in the DOS environment variable INDEXEDIT, including going back to DOS EDIT if that's what you prefer. All you need is to add the line "set INDEXEDIT=EDIT" to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file (or other viewer/editor such as pfe/TextPad/...). The change to WordPad as 32-bit default was made because of the advantages of being able to see more of the summary file lines without needing to scroll them to the right - I still think that this is significantly more helpful than being confined to an 80-char visible line. With best wishes Robin Shirley