Tame includes an advanced console to replace the DOS console of Windows. With the Tame console, DOS users will enjoy many of the benefits previously available only when running native Windows applications. Here is a partial list of GUI enhancements that are immediately available with most DOS applications.
· The console window may be resized the same way native windows application windows are resized
· Full screen mode allows running the DOS application without title bars or other windows elements visible.
· Screen copy can save screen contents as txt, graphics image file, or as HTML text that accurately represents the screen image.
· Use any font for screen display, including proportional fonts. You may now adjust the display properties like aspect and scale, to improve readability with any size text.
· Multiple fonts may be displayed on the screen. Fonts may be displayed based on the color of screen text. This allows a more WSYWYG look with DOS word processors, and can enhance the look of form entry
· A new template file makes it easy to configure for your application to see onscreen formats like bold, italics. Subscripts, etc… Just use your app to format text in the template, like italicizing the word “Italiics”,, and bolding the word “Bold” - and Tame will do the rest,
· Text spacing may be adjusted to improve readability of crowded screens.
· Resize text easily – Simply resize the screen , use a wheel mouse., or choose a size from a menu.
Screen text is no longer limited to a single code page.
· Display text that is not found in any of the DOS code pages – like the Euro symbol, €.
· Even enter characters such as the Euro. Tame provides a complete replacement for KB16.com so that your DOS keyboard is as complete as in Windows. Or add the character as a custom code.
· If your app was designed for a different code page, Tame will provide the correct code page configuration whenever that app is run.
· Use your local codepage for data entry and display, and still see proper symbol/linedraw formatting characters on screen designed for a different code page.
· Tame allows DOS applications to use up to 250 columns or rows on the screen.
· Change the number of rows and columns on the fly. Just resize the window – or use full screen mode to see maximum text.
· At any time, full screen , increase or decrease test size using familiar methods – like the mouse wheel, or choose a size from the menu
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· or select a size from ythe menu., the scrYou can even Tame allows changing the number of rows and/or columns on the fly – by simply resizing the window. Note that this feature requires a compatible application, and parameters for that application need to be defined. Tame comes pre-configured to provide this capability with some popular applications, including Word Perfect versions 5 and 6, Qedit and the Semware editor for DOS.
Tame can be customized for optimal use with your application. Some of the available capabilities are listed below. See the Application Integration Guide more information.
· Add items to the context or system menu. Items may send keystrokes, run commands, or specify Tame settings.
· Tame can start the application with any number of rows and columns on screen – up to 250 rows or columns.
· Custom actions may be added to the menu. Each item may be configured to show with all apps, or limited to a single app.
· Tame allows changing the number of rows and/or columns on the fly – by simply resizing the window. Note that this feature requires a compatible application, and parameters for that application need to be defined. Tame comes pre-configured to provide this capability with some popular applications, including Word Perfect versions 5 and 6, Qedit and the Semware editor for DOS.
· Customize the screen display to include multiple fonts and text styles, including bold, italics, subscript, etc.,,
· Advanced color mapping may be used to change the appearance of an application
· For applications that support use of a mouse, Tame can be configured to define which mouse actions are passed to the app and limit options that may be used to control the Tame console.
· Define how to handle Windows “app events” such as paste.
· Use the mouse wheel to scroll text, or use ctrl-wheel to quickly change text size
· Ultra fast key repeat is provides smooth action while repeating keys and instant stop when the key is released.
· Import of text is now easy. The new paste and drag drop support – Use the ultra fast paste - or drag/drop to paste text of the dropped file
· Optionally hide the mouse curser while typing text
· The text cursor can be set to change its shape based on the status of caps lock and/or insert mode
· Menus are optimized for keyboard as well as mouse access, to accommodate mouse-free operation.
· DOS applications are now fully enabled for advanced copy/paste or drag/drop operations.
· Copy of text from the screen and paste as keyboard input is fast and robust. For example, the text screen may be copied, and pasted as HTML text that preserves colors and formatting – and paste can speed can reach thousands of characters per second. But that is only the beginning.
· Efficiently copy and paste large amounts of text.
· Customize to fully integrate clipboard functions with the app
· Tame may be configured to efficiently
· Configure Tame to provide pasted or dropped data for direct access by the app,
· Smart paste - If the app is configured to load bulk data via paste, you may still paste into a data entry field because Tame will revert to standard past mode for that operation.
· Full support for drag/drop – The DOS application can process files as they are dropped.
· If your application supports advanced clipboard options that do not work in Windows NT, those options will probably be fully operational while Tame is running.
Select Edit / Save Screen Image to a File, and select the HTML file format.
Select “Edit”, “Copy Screen Image”
The summary includes a list of settings that are not using default values. It also lists each settings file in order, and the contents of each file.
Choose “Trace Dos Details to a File” in order to start a diagnostic trace file. The trace file contains a detailed log of activity, as well as user interface items such as keystrokes and screenshots. If you are having problems, the trace file has information TameDos may need in order to determine a course of actions.
The trace file is not just for Diagnostics. It contains a detailed account of the session that may be useful for training purposes, documenting the DOS application, or reviewing a prior run of the app. The trace summary produces an HTML document that accurately represents user interaction if the session. To get a summary select that option from the troubleshooting menu, or, if the app already exited, drag the TDT trace file and drop it on the tameview.exe program.