README.TXT

Release Notes for the Microsoft(R) Natural Keyboard(TM)

and Microsoft IntelliType version 1.10

(C) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1995

This document contains late-breaking information that supplements

the Getting Started booklet and the IntelliType Online User's Guide.

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CONTENTS

I. General Notes Covering Various Operating Systems

1. Do Not Install on a Network Drive

2. Special Keyboard Drivers May Conflict with IntelliType

3. Using MS-DOS Disk Caching Software During Setup

4. Running IntelliType on a Computer with Multiple Operating

Systems

5. Protecting Your Keyboard Adapter

6. Using a Nonstandard BIOS

7. Connecting an Input Device to a Laptop During a Power Save

8. Starting Task Manager Using the Windows Logo Keys

9. Using Mouse Keys with the PointerWrap Feature

10. Using IntelliType with the TI 710 Chip

11. Starting Your Computer from a Floppy Disk

12. Using the Numeric Keypad to Draw in Microsoft Paintbrush

13. Using Increased Security in Microsoft Mail

14. If Keyboard Sounds Begin Repeating

15. Disabling the SnapTo Feature if You Use CorelDRAW

16. The Vanish Feature Does Not Function in Spreadsheet

Applications

II. Notes For Windows 95 Users

1. Running IntelliType Without the Microsoft Natural Keyboard

2. Running IntelliType on a Computer with Multiple User Profiles

3. Some Keyboard Tabs Are Part of the Operating System

4. If You Have a Sound Card, Do Not Select the System Speaker

Option

5. Hiding the Taskbar when Using the PointerWrap Feature

6. IntelliType's Num Lock Setting May Conflict with CMOS setting

III. Notes For Windows 3.1x Users

1. Disabling the CAPS LOCK Key in an MS-DOS Window

2. Task Manager May Not Launch When Memory is Low

3. Replacing Task Manager with Task List

IV. Notes for Windows NT(TM) Users

1. IntelliType Only Supports x86 Operating Systems

2. Opening the Windows NT Task List

3. Closing IntelliType from Task Manager

V. Notes for MS-DOS-Only Users

Using Command-Line Options in MS-DOS

VI. Regulatory Information

1. United States Radio and TV Interference Regulations

2. Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations

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Part I: General Notes Covering Various Operating Systems

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1. Do Not Install on a Network Drive

Installing IntelliType on a network drive is not supported.

Users with IntelliType version 1.0 installed on a network drive

will not be able to perform an upgrade to that drive.

2. Special Keyboard Drivers May Conflict With IntelliType

When you install IntelliType on Windows 3.1x or Windows NT,

Setup replaces your current keyboard driver with the Microsoft

Natural Keyboard driver, which includes support for the three

additional keys. Because of this, you may encounter problems

with software that requires specialized keyboard drivers,

including remote control software, such as pcANYWHERE and

Carbon Copy, and various language versions of the Windows

operating system, such as Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew.

You can use remote control software with the Microsoft Natural

Keyboard, but not with the IntelliType software. To use the

remote control software, uninstall IntelliType (see the IntelliType

Online User's Guide if you are unsure how to uninstall). Then

reinstall the remote control software to reset the keyboard driver.

If you are using a language version of Windows that requires a special

keyboard driver, you can use the Microsoft Natural Keyboard

as a standard 101/102AT keyboard. If you uninstall IntelliType,

the keyboard driver provided by your operating system is restored.

NOTE: This section does not apply to Windows 95, as IntelliType does

not add keyboard drivers when you install on Windows 95.

3. Using MS-DOS-based Disk Caching Software During Setup

If you use MS-DOS-based disk cache software other than Microsoft

SMARTDrive, do not choose the Restart command after completing setup.

Instead choose Exit, then exit Windows and restart your computer

manually. Some MS-DOS-based disk caching programs use a write-behind

caching technique. If the cache isn't flushed before restarting your

computer, disk errors could occur.

Alternatively, you could temporarily disable your disk caching

software by 'REMing' it out in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, then

re-enable it once you have installed IntelliType.

4. Running IntelliType on a Computer with Multiple Operating Systems

If you have installed Windows NT and Windows 95 on the same computer

and IntelliType is installed on both operating systems, uninstalling

IntelliType from one operating system may remove files that are used

by IntelliType on the other operating system. If you encounter

problems with IntelliType on the second operating system, reinstall

it on that system.

5. Protecting Your Keyboard Adapter

Be sure to provide ample space between your computer and the wall

behind it to avoid undue pressure on any adapter plugged into the

back of the computer. If an adapter (such as the PS/2 to 5-pin

adapter for the Microsoft Natural Keyboard) is subjected to

extra pressure, it can cause permanent damage to the computer's

motherboard when you turn on the computer. Never remove or plug in

any device while the computer is on. Turn the computer off, install

the device, and then turn the computer back on.

6. Using a Nonstandard BIOS

Nonstandard brands of BIOS may conflict with the Microsoft Natural

Keyboard, causing errors and possible system failure at startup.

If this happens, you might need to install another brand of BIOS.

Common system BIOS manufacturers include AMI and Phoenix. Contact

your BIOS manufacturer or computer dealer if you have problems

starting your machine after installation of the Microsoft Natural

Keyboard.

7. Connecting an Input Device to a Laptop During a Power Save

Many laptop computers save power by turning off mouse and keyboard

ports after the computer has gone unused for a specified period of

time. If your input device (mouse or keyboard) doesn't work after

the computer has been in sleep mode, refer to power-saving options

in the documentation for your computer.

8. Starting Task Manager Using the Windows Logo Keys

Under Windows 3.1x and Windows NT, IntelliType assigns the Windows

logo keys to launch Task Manager. Some shell programs change the

functionality of the Windows logo keys or don't recognize them

at all. In these cases, press CTRL+ESC or double-click on the

desktop to launch Task Manager or, in Windows NT, the Task List.

9. Using Mouse Keys with the PointerWrap Feature

If you have enabled both the PointerWrap and Mouse Keys features,

the pointer may become 'stuck' at the edges of the screen when

you hold down the arrow keys for an extended time. If this

happens, on the Mouse Keys tab, adjust Pointer Top Speed to

a slower setting. PointerWrap is available in Windows 95 and

Windows 3.1x only. In Windows 95, Mouse Keys is one of the

Accessibility Options on the Control Panel.

10. Using IntelliType with the TI 710 Chip

IntelliType supports the 8042 port used in most laptops. However,

installing IntelliType on a Texas Instrument laptop that uses

the 710 chip can cause problems. In particular, if you are running

Windows NT, the mouse won't work.

11. Starting Your Computer from a Floppy Disk

When you install IntelliType, Setup modifies the

AUTOEXEC.BAT file located on your hard disk, (typically on

drive C:). If you start Microsoft Windows from a floppy disk,

manually copy the two lines of information that were added to

the AUTOEXEC.BAT file on your hard disk to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file

located on the floppy disk. The two lines you must copy are:

SET MSINPUT=C:\MSINPUT

C:\MSINPUT\KEYBOARD\ITYPE.EXE /S

(The destination directory will be different if you installed

IntelliType in a different directory.)

12. Using the Numeric Keypad to Draw in Microsoft Paintbrush

If you enable the Mouse Keys feature on the Mouse Keys tab, you

can use the numeric keypad to draw in Microsoft Paintbrush. To

draw (or erase), press the 0 key on the keypad. That puts you

in draw mode. To return to normal mode, press the period key on

the keypad.

IMPORTANT: If you are working in Paintbrush and using the numeric

keypad, return to normal mode before opening Task Manager.

If you open Task Manager while in draw mode, your system may

stop responding and you'll have to restart Paintbrush.

13. Using Increased Security in Microsoft Mail

Microsoft Mail enables you to increase the security of your e-mail

by requiring a password when you restore Mail from a minimized icon.

However, if you have set this security feature, you cannot use

Task Manager to switch to Microsoft Mail when it is minimized.

Instead, press ALT+TAB or double-click the Mail icon.

14. If Keyboard Sounds Begin Repeating

If you have assigned a sound to your keyboard, and the sound repeats

continually after you press a key, there may be an interrupt (IRQ)

conflict. To resolve the problem, you can either turn off the

sound (select Sounds Off on the Options tab) or change your sound

card IRQ setting.

15. Disabling the SnapTo Feature if You Use CorelDRAW

If you use the Zoom In feature in CorelDRAW, be sure to disable

the SnapTo feature on the Pointer Activity tab. Zoom In does not

work if SnapTo is enabled.

16. The Vanish Feature Does Not Function in Spreadsheet Applications

The Vanish feature does not hide the pointer in spreadsheet

applications.

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Part II. Notes for Windows 95 Users

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1. Running IntelliType Without the Microsoft Natural Keyboard

The IntelliType software is designed to work with the Microsoft

Natural Keyboard. If you install IntelliType under Windows 95,

but connect a different keyboard to your computer, some IntelliType

features may not be available.

2. Running IntelliType on a Computer with Multiple User Profiles

Uninstalling IntelliType under Windows 95 is not recommended

when user profiles are enabled on the system. Uninstalling can

result in instability and invalid settings for other users who

logon to the computer.

3. Some Keyboard Tabs Are Part of the Operating System

Under Windows 95, the Speed, Language, and General tabs are

a standard part of the Windows 95 operating system and are not part

of IntelliType. Only tabs with the Microsoft IntelliType logo,

including Pointer Activity and Options, are installed by IntelliType.

4. If You Have a Sound Card, Do Not Select the System Speaker Option

If you have a sound card, the Sounds option "System Speaker" will

not make a sound when you press a key on your keyboard. Choose one

of the other Sounds options. The System Speaker option is intended

for computers without sound cards.

5. Hiding the Taskbar when Using the PointerWrap Feature

When using PointerWrap in conjunction with the Windows 95 setting

to hide the Taskbar, it may be difficult to grab the Taskbar's

border. If this happens, display the Taskbar by pressing the

Windows logo key, pointing to Settings on the Start menu, and

then clicking Taskbar. Clear the Auto hide check box.

6. IntelliType's Num Lock Setting May Conflict with CMOS Setting

If you use your CMOS settings to automatically turn on or off

Num Lock when you start your computer, the Num Lock setting in

IntelliType may not function correctly. If you notice that

Num Lock is incorrectly set when you start your computer,

check your CMOS settings and turn off Num Lock.

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Part III. Notes for Windows 3.1x Users

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1. Disabling the CAPS LOCK Key in an MS-DOS Window

In Microsoft Windows 3.1x, the Disable Caps Lock feature on the

Options tab does not disable the CAPS LOCK key when you are

working in an MS-DOS window.

2. Task Manager May Not Launch When Memory is Low

If you attempt to launch Task Manager and nothing happens, close

one or more applications to free up memory, then try again.

3. Replacing Task Manager with Task List

When you install IntelliType on Windows 3.1x, the default Task List

is replaced by Task Manager. If you want to use the Task List,

follow this procedure:

1. Find the line in the [boot] section of the SYSTEM.INI file

(located in your Windows directory) that reads:

taskman.exe=tasksw16.exe

2. Edit the line to read:

taskman.exe=taskman.exe

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Part IV. Notes for Windows NT Users

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1. IntelliType Only Supports x86 Operating Systems

This version of IntelliType only supports Intel-compatible x86

operating systems. You cannot install IntelliType on another

operating system, such as MIPS or Alpha. However, you can use

the Microsoft Natural Keyboard with those systems, though the

Windows logo keys and the Application key may not be supported.

2. Opening the Windows NT Task List

To open the Microsoft Windows NT Task List, press CTRL+ESC or

double-click on the desktop. If you want to open Task Manager

instead, press the left or right Windows logo key. However,

you can't open Task Manager from an MS-DOS window.

3. Closing IntelliType from Task Manager

If you are running Windows NT, do not use the End Task button

in Task Manager to close IntelliType. If you do, IntelliType

won't work until you restart Windows.

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Part V. Notes for MS-DOS-Only Users

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Using Command-Line Options in MS-DOS

If you are running IntelliType under MS-DOS, you can type the

following at the command prompt to see a list of available

command-line options:

itype.exe /?

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Part VI. Regulatory Information

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1. United States Radio and TV Interference Regulations

This device complies with Part 15 of the U.S. Federal Communications

Commission (FCC) Rules. Operation is subject to the following

conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference received, including

interference that may cause undesired operation.

The Microsoft hardware device(s) which accompanies this software can

radiate radio frequency (RF) energy. If not installed and used in

strict accordance with the instructions given in the printed

documentation, the device may cause harmful interference with radio

and TV reception. Any cable that is connected to the device must be

a shielded cable that is properly grounded.

Your Microsoft hardware device has been tested, and it complies with

the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with the

specifications in Part 15 of the U.S. Federal Communications

Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide

reasonable protection against harmful RF interference in a residential

installation. There is, however, no guarantee that RF interference

will not occur in a particular installation.

To determine if your hardware device is causing interference,

disconnect the device from your computer. If the interference stops,

it was probably caused by the device. If the interference continues

after you disconnect the hardware device, turn the computer off and

then on again. If the interference stopped when the computer was off,

check to see if one of the input/output (I/O) devices or one of the

computer's internal accessory boards is causing the problem.

Disconnect the I/O devices one at a time and see if the interference

stops.

If your computer does cause interference, try the following measures

to correct it:

* Relocate the radio or TV antenna until the interference stops.

* Move the computer farther away from the radio or TV, or move it to

one side or the other of the radio or TV.

* Plug the computer into a different power outlet so that the

computer and radio or TV are on different circuits controlled by

different circuit breakers or fuses.

* If necessary, ask your computer dealer or an experienced radio-TV

technician for more suggestions. You may find helpful information

in the booklet "The Interference Handbook" (1993), published by the

FCC. The booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing

Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. The stock number is 004-000-00493-1.

NOTE: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Microsoft

could void the user's authority to operate this device.

2. Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian

Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences

du réglement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.


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