Check here for questions about using the CAD Commander Status Line and Workplace Shell Tools such as the CAD Commander Control Panel.
I've read that there's a CONFIG.SYS Editor in CAD Commander 2.5. How do I get to it?
To use the CONFIG.SYS Editor you must right-click on the Status Line, then choose "OS/2 Configuration" from the popup menu.
If your CADCSTAT.EXE (located in the \CADCMDR directory) is dated before March 9, 1998 you should download the Status Line 2.51 update from the Product Updates section.
I noticed that the CAD Commander 2.0 Status Line's popup menu has a funny entry in the Modem Monitor submenu. The line is "COM`4". Is my installation corrupt and do I have to reinstall?
No, your installation isn't corrupt and you do not have to reinstall. This is a typographical error in the program and will be addressed in the next Status Line patch made available in the CAD Commander 2.x updates page. The menu item should say: "COM 4". PCs apologizes for any confusion this may have caused you.
I pressed F1 or clicked on a "Help" button in the Status Line to get help and the help displayed wasn't correct. What's going on?
Due to an error in producing the CAD Commander 2.5 update the new help file for the 2.5 Status Line was inadvertently left out. This was corrected on January 9, 1998 so if you downloaded the update patch on or after this date and still get am error please contact technical support and report this problem. If you downloaded the update before January 9, 1998 than please download the help update from the CAD Commander Updates page.
Can I resize my CAD Commander Window List?
Yes, simply activate the Window List and then use your mouse to drag the borders just like any other OS/2 program. From then on your Window List will always open to that size.
One time when I tried to switch desktops my system seemed to hang or slow down for several minutes while it switched desktops. What's going on?
Some rare programs with high priorities or CPU hogging tendencies can cause this to happen. This has only been seen when running one particular type of DOS program, in a DOS Window, that does lots of keyboard polling and mouse polling. If this happens to you try adjusting the DOS properties to improve the DOS program's operation. In the mean time, if you do experience a hang-up in desktop switching you can kill the Status Line (which handles desktop switching) by activating CAD Commander (Ctrl+Alt+Del), choosing Additional functions, then using the "Process, OS/2 command prompt" option. Then type "CCKILL CADCSTAT.EXE". Then type "Exit" and press ESC to return to the WPS desktop. You can now safely restart the Status Line, although we'd recommend you modify the DOS applications settings before switching desktops again.
In order to perform the "CCKILL CADCSTAT.EXE" function requires CCKILL.EXE dates January 8, 1998. If you do not have this version (or a later version) please see the CAD Commander updates page to download it.
How do I assign a program to run on a specific virtual desktop?
Use the "Configure Application" button in the CAD Commander Hotkey Applications and Command Center. Then use the "Start on Desktop" option.
How do I view what programs are on a specific desktop?
If you are using CC 2.5, activate the CAD Commander Hotkey Applications and Command Center, then right click on the desktop button you want to see the contents of.
If you are running CC 2.0 activate the Enhanced Window List. Each program running on another desktop is shown with its desktop number following it.
In CAD Commander 2.5, the modem monitor won't show any modem activity even though I know I selected the correct COM port and I know stuff is going through the port.
My communications program cannot access the serial port when the modem monitor is monitoring that serial port.
What's the deal?
Some communications programs in OS/2 lock port access so only they can use the port. This prevents the modem monitor from monitoring the port. The modem monitor is smart enough to not bother with reporting the situation as a problem since it really isn't. It simply means that you cannot monitor the serial port while that particular communications program is running. The opposite situation can also occur if the modem monitor is monitoring the port before the communications program is running the communications program may not be able to access the port.
CAD Commander 2.5 (and later) access the serial port in sharing mode, read only so they cannot possibly damage your serial data. Unfortunately, some communications programs believe they need to hog the serial port so incompatibility is impossible to avoid at this time.
I have certain programs, such as the Warp 4 Launchpad, that I want to appear on all my virtual desktops. How can I do this?
Activate the Hotkey Applications and Command Center and click on the "Lock Windows" push button. Then enter the exact title of the Toolbar (Warp 4's Launchpad) you wish to show on all desktops. Once you leave the Lock Windows page the program you specified will appear on all of your desktops.
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