Extras


Functions that are useful are placed here.  They are here because I did not know under what subheading I could put them in.



Menu heading

Utilities

Description

Sub menu  Increase Available memory
  • Sometimes an operating system can have lots of memory, but the memory consists of lots of little parcels of memory which are too small to create a required continuous memory block.
  • The functions helps make
    • a large memory block of memory available
    • increase available memory
Sub menu

Run "Command Line" - "exit" to leave
  • Sometimes it is required to run a command line program from some obscure directory on the system
  • The function will enable change to the obscure directory
  • then run "cmd.exe" which will allow a command line program to run
Sub menu Open ClipBoard Test
  • A small routine which allow a user to see what happens when the clipboard is opened and not closed
  • Some windows programs will accidently do this when they get overloaded
Sub menu Whats on ClipBoard


Increase Available memory


  • By Mouse
  1. Click on Extras
  2. Click on "Increase Available memory
  • By Keyboard
  1. Type "Alt+E"
  2. Type "I"


  1. Click on "50MB" in List (B)
    1. Changes button (E)
    2. Changes button (F)


  1. Click on "Increases Available Memory by 50MB" button (E)
    1. Available memory goes from "729,903,104" to 733,679,616


  1. Click on "Defrag for 50MB Memory Block" button (F)
    1. Available memory goes from "733,536,256" to 733,667,328


  1. Click on "Leave" button (A)


Run "Command Line" - "exit" to leave

  • By Mouse
  1. Click on Extras
  2. Click on "Run "Command Line" ...."
  • By Keyboard
  1. Type "Alt+E"
  2. Type "R"


  1. Select Directory


  1. Click on "Process -3" button or type "Alt+3"


  1. Click on  "OK" button
    1. Note: "exit" to close terminal


  • Note both "command terminal" and "opening screen appear"
  1. Type "dir" a dos command


  1. Type "exit" to close command terminal

Leave Open ClipBoard Test


  • By Mouse
  1. Click on Extras
  2. Click on "Leave Open ClipBoard Test"
  • By Keyboard
  1. Type "Alt+E"
  2. Type "O"


  1. Click on "Put on ClipBoard" button
  2. Click on "OK" button
  • We can now try some expeiments to see what happens
  1. Leave program message on screen running and run another instance of program
  2. In second instance type "CTRL+M"


  1. Click on "Type Message" button


  1. Click on "Put on ClipBoard" button of program instance 1
  2. Click on Screen of Program instance 2
  3. Type "CTRL+V" to paste


  • Do in Program Instance 2 first
  1. Type "Enter" key twice
  2. Type in "aaaaa"
  3. Type "Enter" key
  • Do In Program Instance 1 second
  1. Click on "OK" button


  • The Clipboard is open
  1. Type "Enter" key
  2. Type "Ctrl+V" or paste on right click mouse menu
    1. Nothing happens
  3. Close the first instance program
  4. Type "Ctrl+V"


  • Clipboard is now working again
  1. Click on 'x' in top right corner
    1. Opening Screen appears
  2. Type "Alt+E"
  3. Type "O"
    1. we now have clipboard open
  4. Run "notepad.exe" and put window on top of program opening screen


  1. Type in "aaaaa" in notepad
  2. Type "Enter" key
  3. Copy and paste onto next line the "aaaaa"
    1. Nothing happens
  4. Run Another instance of program
  5. Type "Ctrl+C"


  • Click on "OK" button


  • The program with the open clipboard is now on top of "Notepad"
  1. Close the program by clicking on 'x' in top right corner
  2. In "notepad" type "CTRL+V"
    1. Paste function now works again
  • We can use this method to identify programs which have left the clipboard open




Whats on ClipBoard


  • By Mouse
  1. Click on "Extras"
  2. click on "Whats on ClipBoard"
  • By Keyboard
  1. Type "Alt+E"
  2. Type "C"

  1. Click on "Whats On ClipBoard" button (F)


  1. Click on first item in List (G)


  • This is first 512 bytes


  1. Click on 10 in list (H)
  • This shows 512 Bytes of content position 5,120 from beginning of Clipboard memory "CF_UNICODETEXT"

Comparison of Linux and DOS Windows text editors

  • By Mouse
  1. Click on "Extras"
  2. click on "Whats on ClipBoard"
  • By Keyboard
  1. Type "Alt+E"
  2. Type "C"


  1. Load "e_crypt7.exe.txt" into notepad
  2. Select all text with "CTRL+A"
  3. Copy to clipboard with "CTRL+C"
  4. Click on "Whats On ClipBoard" button (F)
    1. If running in Linux will get message below
    2. The message is there because of a difficulty present in Linux WINE
  5. Click on "OK" button





  • Text shown in Notepad Linux WINE version after text selection for Clipboard
  • Contents of Clipboard from DOS notepad

  1. Load "e_crypt7.exe.txt" into Linux Pluma text editor
  2. Select all text with "CTRL+A"
  3. Copy to clipboard with "CTRL+C"
  4. Click on "Whats On ClipBoard" button (F)
    1. If running in Linux will get message to left
    2. The message is there because of a difficulty present in Linux WINE
  5. Click on "OK" button


  • Text shown in "Pluma" Linux text editor after text selection for Clipboard
  • Contents of Clipboard from Linux text editor

  • "Pluma" Linux text editor
  1. Line 1 ends with 0D 0D 0A
  2. Line 2 ends with 0D 0D 0A
  3. Line 3 ends with 0
  • Notepad DOS Windows text editor
  1. Line 1 ends with 0D 0A
  2. Line 2 ends with 0D 0A
  3. Line 3 ends with 0D 0A 0



  1. Load "e_crypt7.exe.txt" into LibreOffice
  2. Type "CTRL+A"
  3. Type "CTRL+C"
  4. Click on "Whats On ClipBoard" button (F)

Comparison of ClipBoard Linux and Windows VM using a GIMP paste to clipboard in Linux





  • VM


  • Linux


  • VM


  • Linux

  • Line 1
  1. 00 18 00 - VM WINDOWS
  2. 00 20 00 - LINUX
  • Line 2
  1. 20 64 01 - VM WINDOWS
  2. 08 DA 01 - Linux