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AnyView Professional 1.1 -- README.TXT -- 01/16/95


Welcome to AnyView Professional! Whether you're a software

developer, a graphic artist or a computer "novice," you're

about to watch your computer perform in ways never before

thought possible.


Table of Contents

1. Installation Notes

1a. System Requirements

1b. Installation on a Single-User System

1c. Quick Installation

1d. Custom Installation

1e. Network Client Station Installation

1f. Installation Using Microsoft Compliant OEM Setup Diskettes

2. Trouble Shooting

2a. Installation and reboot problems/errors

2b. AnyView driver not loaded

2c. Norton Desktop 3.0

2d. PC Tools

2e. Adobe Premiere

2f. BroderBund's Math Workshop

2g. The Learning Center's Reader Rabbit

2h. Number #9 GXE, GXE 64, GXE 64 Pro

2i. ATI Mach8

2j. ATI Mach32/64

2k. Cirrus Logic 5434

2l. Diamond Viper Pro

2m. Western Digital WD90C31

2n. Special notes regarding OEM provided display utilities

2o. Menu altering utilities

2p. Get-out-of-trouble Hot Keys

2q. Right Mouse Button Calls Toolbar

3. Technical notes on Color Depth Switching and Global Memory.

4. Changing Video Controllers and Reinstalling AnyView


5. Uninstalling AnyView Professional.



These are installation instructions for AnyView Professional.

AnyView Professional may be installed over previous versions of




1a. System Requirements


Before you install AnyView Professional, please confirm that

your system is equipped with the following hardware and


* An 80386 or better microprocessor (CPU), four megabytes or

more of RAM (eight megabytes or more is recommended), and

approximately two megabytes of hard disk space

* MS-DOS or PC-DOS version 3.1 or later, Microsoft Windows

version 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.1 or 3.11, Enhanced Mode

* You should have all of your Windows display drivers for all the

resolutions and color depths that your video controller supports

installed on your system before installing AnyView Professional.

Also, the install may go more smoothly if you run Windows with

your 256 color drivers when installing AnyView Professional.


1b. Installation On a Single-User System


First, check AnyView Professional's requirements on the

preceding page to ensure that your system has the appropriate

resources to run this software. Next, start Windows as usual

and proceed as follows:

Starting the Installation

1. Place the AnyView Professional diskette in the appropriate

diskette drive (A or B).

2. Open the File menu in the Windows Program Manager or File

Manager and select Run.

3. Type [drive]:SETUP.EXE, where [drive] is the letter of the

drive where you placed the AnyView Professional diskette, and

press [Enter]. After Setup initializes your system, a screen

appears with four options: Quick Installation, Custom

Installation, View README.TXT and Exit. Choosing Quick

Installation will completely setup your system with a minimum

of effort. You can press Custom Installation to choose which

features and options to install. View README.TXT opens the

README.TXT file in the Notepad application. Exit terminates

the program.


1c. Quick Installation


Sit back and relax! Choosing Quick Installation automatically

creates a directory on the same drive as your Windows

directory, copies all of the AnyView Professional program

files, creates an icon group and deletes any older versions of

AnyView Professional that might be found. Press Restart

Windows when prompted and AnyView Professional will be up and


Though Quick Installation recognizes most drivers using its

intuitive method of installation, there is a chance you may be

prompted to enter an OEMSETUP.INF disk. In this case, see the

section later in this chapter entitled "Installation Using a

Microsoft Compliant OEMSETUP Diskette."

After completing the Quick Installation, you may skip ahead to

the chapter entitled, "Getting to Know AnyView Professional."

Note: If you receive an advisory message from the Setup

application regarding drivers that are not installed on your

system, simply install them from their floppy disk or

directory using your video controller's installation program.

After Windows reloads, double click the AnyView Professional

icon in our program group to restart Windows with the AnyView

Professional driver.


1d. Custom Installation


1. After pressing Custom Installation, the Setup application

displays the directory into which it plans to install AnyView

Professional. The default directory is AVPRO on the drive

which contains the Windows directory. To accept the default

directory, select Continue. To select a different drive or

directory, type it in and then select Continue.

2. The Custom Window appears and you are asked to select which

features and options should be enabled or disabled. These

aren't permanent changes -- all can be changed from within the

AnyView Professional application.

Features: Though all of AnyView Professional's features are

installed when you run the Setup application, you can choose

to disable any of them should you desire to do so. These

features include Catalyst, Color WYZARD, DPI WYZARD, Green

Screen, OptiMemm, and True Switch Color Depth/Resolution

Switching. All of these features are enabled by default.

Start Up Options: By default, the Setup application creates an

AnyView Professional group for your Program Manager and puts

an AnyView Professional icon into the Startup group. Either of

these options may be disabled.

Monitor Selection: Choose the monitor selection which most

reflects your own. For information regarding interlaced and

non-interlaced monitors, consult your monitor's documentation.

Driver Installation: There may be times when you may to choose

to install AnyView Professional without using the Setup

Application's intuitive method of locating and installing

video drivers. For instance, you may have received new drivers

from your video controller manufacturer and you would like to

install them using a Microsoft Compliant OEM setup diskette.

The Setup Application's intuitive method of driver

installation is chosen by default.

Mouse Interface Call: By default, you can bring the AnyView

Professional Toolbar directly to your mouse by double clicking

on your right mouse button. Because there are other

applications which may use this same setting, the Setup

application gives you the choice of either setting the middle

mouse button as the interface call or of having none set at


Interface: AnyView Professional's features can be accessed

through either the Toolbar or the Control Panel. Though the

Toolbar is smaller and less obtrusive than its counterpart,

the Control Panel is more detailed and helps you to monitor

your system. "Always Topmost" indicates that you want the

interface to always be visible no matter what application you

may be using. By default, the Toolbar is the chosen interface

and is always topmost.

Video Memory: This setting allows you to choose the amount of

video memory that is installed on your video controller. One

megabyte of memory is chosen as default.

After making your setting choices, select Continue.

3. If you have previously installed AnyView, Screen Commander

for Windows, the Setup application asks whether you'd like to

have it removed from your system. We recommend that you allow

the Setup application to make it so.

4. Restart Windows as prompted and AnyView Professional is

ready for use.


1e. Network Client Station Installation


It's possible to install AnyView Professional on most client

stations on Windows compliant networks. There are no special

steps, even with networked versions of Windows.


1f. Installation Using Microsoft Compliant OEM Setup Diskettes


There are times when AnyView Professional cannot install

intuitively because it does not have enough information

regarding your video controller and video drivers. When this

situation occurs, the installation program will bring up a

dialog screen entitled "Installation with a Microsoft

Compliant OEMSETUP Diskette." At this time, please insert the

diskette which was shipped with your video controller and

indicate the OEMSETUP.INF file using the directory tree on the

right side of the window. You can also point to an

OEMSETUP.INF file that has already been installed onto your

hard disk if you like -- however, this would be a directory

other than the System directory. An OEMSETUP.INF file in your

System directory may describe a different piece of hardware

and installation would not be able to continue.

Note: If you reach this window but do not have a Microsoft

compliant OEMSETUP diskette, go ahead and click the Cancel

button. Without access to the OEMSETUP.INF file, the

TrueSwitch color depth and resolution changing features cannot

be activated; however, all of AnyView Professional's other

features can still be installed. If you would like to

continue, choose Custom install and then uncheck the

resolution and color depth switching checkboxes. Continue

installation as discussed earlier in this section. You may

then contact our technical support department for information

on how to properly install for your video controller. Please

see the "Troubleshooting" section in Appendix A for more


After you have pointed to the proper OEMSETUP.INF file, a

dialog box will appear for your display driver set up. For the

next few minutes, you will confirm the OEM supplied drivers

for the specific resolutions and color depths available for

your video controller. The installation program will list the

resolution for which it needs a driver. Below, in a list box,

the installation program will highlight the driver it believes

matches that resolution. If the suggestion is correct, simply

choose Select. If the choice is not correct, highlight the

correct driver and choose Select. If the installation program

cannot locate the driver to match the resolution, the Skip

button is highlighted. Because there are few video controllers

that are capable of running every resolution in every color

depths, it is likely you will need to skip some resolutions.

If you make a mistake at any time, you can choose Start Over

to make new choices.


2. Trouble Shooting

Contains special notes and known incompatibilities pertaining

to specific applications and display controllers.



2a. Installation and reboot problems/errors


If you encounter installation problems please refer to section

6 entitled "Uninstalling AnyView Professional."


2b. AnyView driver not loaded


If you reboot or shut off your computer without exiting

Windows, the next time you run Windows, the AnyView

Professional driver may not be loaded. Just run the AnyView

Professional application and select 'Yes' when prompted to

restart Windows.


2c. Norton Desktop Version 3.0


NDW 3.0 is not compatible with Color Switching On-the-Fly.

Dragging an icon in 16 or 24 bit with Color Switching

enabled causes an error. To avoid this you can either disable

Color Switching - see the AnyView Professional Desktop Dialog

Box - or do not re-arrange icons on the desktop while in 16 or

24 bit mode.


2d. PC Tools for Windows


With Color Switching enabled, icons created by PC Tools may

become distorted if you are not in 256 color mode. When

creating a new icon from the File menu, when importing a

group, or when installing new software, you should switch

to 256 color mode before doing so.


2e. Adobe Premiere


Switching resolutions or color depths while running Adobe

Premiere will cause an error. Switch to your desired resolution

and color depth before running Premiere.


2f. Broderbund's Math Workshop


The first time Math Workshop is run, it self configures by

profiling your system. This configuration will cause an error

with AnyView's OptiMemm set on High. Set OptiMemm to low to

install and first-run Math Workshop.


2g. The Learning Center's Reader Rabbit


Reader Rabbit is not compatible with Color Switching. In order

to run Reader Rabbit, you must disable Color Switching from

the AnyView Professional Desktop Dialog.


2h. Number #9 GXE, GXE 64, & GXE 64 Pro


The #9 GXE display drivers are not compatible with AnyView's

Color Switching On-the-Fly. (However, the GXE 64 and GXE 64 Pro

are supported.)

On the GXE 64 and GXE 64 Pro, AnyView Professional only works

with version 1.36 (or earlier) of the #9 drivers.


2i. ATI Mach 8


AnyView Professional is not compatible with the new ATI Mach 8

drivers (machw3.drv). You must install the Mach 32 type

drivers (mach.drv).


2j. ATI Mach 32 and Mach 64


Color and Resolution Switching on-the-fly are incompatible

with ATI's Crystal fonts. If you want to use Crystal Fonts,

disable Color and Resolution Switching from the AnyView

Professional Desktop Dialog, and then enable Crystal Fonts.

On some Mach 32 cards, Resolution or Color Switching may

take several seconds, during which time your screen will

remain black. This is normal for the ATI Mach 32.


2k. Cirrus Logic 5434


AnyView is not compatible with Version 1.2x of the Cirrus Logic

5434 display drivers. It is compatible with all previous versions.


2l. Diamond Viper Pro


If you encounter difficulties switching into 16 million color

mode (24 bit), try changing the following lines in the AVPRO.INI

file, [AnyViewProSupport] section, to read as follows:




2m. Western Digital WD90C31


At the time of AnyView Professional's release, the Western

Digital display drivers for the WD90C31 chipset will not work

with Color Switching On-the-Fly. AnyView Professional will

automatically disable this feature when it is installed.


2n. Special notes regarding OEM provided display utilities


If you use a display configuration utility other than

AnyView Professional to switch resolutions or color depths,

the AnyView driver will not be loaded after Windows

restarts. To reinstall the AnyView driver, run the AnyView

Professional application and select 'Yes' when prompted to

restart Windows. If you use a display configuration utility

to set your monitors refresh rates, you may have to do the

same. If, however, the display configuration utility allows

you to continue rather than just restarting Windows, select

this and then use AnyView Professional to change away from

your current resolution, and then back. With some cards

(Diamond Stealths, Orchid Celsius, Weitek P9x00, and more)

this action will save the new refresh rate information

without having to restart Windows.


2o. Menu modifying applications


Applications such as Icon Hear-it or Plug-in that modify other

application's menus may not work with the OptiMemm feature set

to High. If this occurs, set OptiMemm to low.


2p. Get-out-of-trouble Hot Keys


AnyView Professional has provided you with four hot keys to get

you out of trouble quickly should you select a configuration

that doesn't work properly or if you "get lost" on the Virtual

Desktop. Their default settings are listed in the upper left

of the "Interface" file folder:

* [CTRL]+[ALT]+[R] -- Restore to Last Mode. Choosing this hot

key causes AnyView Professional to return you to your last

screen mode. This option is useful when exiting the Hardware

Zoom or when you have chosen an invalid screen mode that

renders the screen unviewable.

* [CTRL]+[ALT]+[C] -- Center AnyView to Screen . This hot key

brings the AnyView Professional Toolbar or Control Panel to the

center of the screen

* [CTRL]+[ALT]+[V] -- Restart with VGA.DRV. This key sequence

is used to restore Microsoft's VGA.DRV. We recommend that you

try [CTRL]+[ALT]+[R] before resorting to this key sequence. Try

using [CTRL]+[ALT]+[V] if AnyView Professional does not install

correctly and you are presented with a blank screen.

* [CTRL]+[ALT]+[6] -- Reset Resolution to 640x480. This hot key

restores the display to 640 by 480 in 256 colors.

You may change these hot keys to any [CTRL]+[ALT] combination

that you would find convenient. This is helpful if you find

that one or more of your hot key combinations conflict with

those of another application.


2q. Right Mouse Button Calls Toolbar


There are two ways to change the mouse button call. The

first is to reinstall and choose "Custom". Then choose

to change the mouse button under "Interface." The

second way is to edit the AVPRO.INI in your AVPRO

directory. If MouseHook isn't present, add it to the

[AnyViewPro] section. MouseHook=on for the right

mouse call button, MouseHook=middle for center mouse

call button, and MouseHook=off for no mouse call.


3. Technical notes on Color Depth Switching and Global Memory


When running image editing software, it is recommended that

you switch to your desired color depth before running the

application. Editing a bitmap and then switching color

depths may degrade the quality of the bitmap. Saving the

bitmap file at that time will save the degraded version of

the bitmap.

Some monochrome bitmaps (dragging an icon, for instance)

won't display in color modes above 256 color mode. This is

done intentionally to prevent a bug that is in many display

drivers that occurs when running with AnyView Professional.

Your display drivers may not have this bug, and you can

determine this by adding the following line to the

[AnyViewPro] section of the AVPRO.INI file located in the

AVPRO directory:


When color switching is enabled, Windows will only boot up

initially in 256 color mode. AnyView Professional can be

configured to automatically switch you to the color mode

that you were in when you exited Windows. To do this, add

the following line to the [AnyViewPro] section of the

AVPRO.INI file located in the AVPRO directory:


If the system or applications you are running are displaying

large bitmaps or a large number of bitmaps, a color switch

may delay for a long time. This is because AnyView

Professional needs to convert all of the bitmaps to the new

color mode.

When color switching is enabled, bitmaps that the system or

applications display require more memory than with color

switching disabled. It is recommended that you do not

configure your desktop to display a large bitmap as your

background wallpaper. (From Windows Control Panel's Desktop

configuration) It is also recommended that you do not open

multiple large bitmap files simultaneously, particularly when

you are in a high color (32K,64K,16M) mode. If you experience

memory problems, try increasing your Windows swap file size

to 4 or 8 megabytes.

Global Memory:

With the Color Switch feature enabled, the amount of global

memory available to Windows will decrease. OptiMemm cannot

help with this issue, as it increases the amount of Windows

Resource memory available, thus allowing you to run more

applications, but not the amount of global memory available.

An example of a need for a large amount of global memory is

opening a very large bitmap in a high color mode, or opening

multiple bitmap files simultaneously.


4. Changing Video Controllers and Reinstalling AnyView



We recommend that you reset Windows to the Microsoft VGA

driver before changing your video controller. You can do this

by running SETUP from the Windows directory while at the DOS

level. Please see your Windows manual for more information.

After inserting your new video controller, install the video

controller's drivers using the manufacturer's instructions.

When you have restarted Windows, run SETUP from your AnyView

Professional distribution diskette and follow the installation

instructions listed earlier in this section.


6. Uninstalling AnyView Professional


Getting Back into Windows if the installation process has

failed at the DOS level:

If you install AnyView Professional and find that Windows will

not restart after the initial reboot, SETUP has failed to

configure your system correctly. In order to fix this problem

and get you back into Windows, we have included a DOS level

uninstaller. The DOS uninstall is located in the directory

that is assigned to AnyView Professional during installation (the

default installation directory is "AVPRO"). From within

AnyView Professional's directory, type "AVUNINST" at the DOS

prompt. This command will reset Windows to the original

display driver, but it will not delete the AnyView Professional


After returning to Windows you can perform a complete uninstall

of AnyView Professional by using the uninstall icon located in

the AnyView Professional Program Group.

Uninstalling from within Windows:

Should you decide for one reason or another to uninstall

AnyView Professional, the provided Uninstall program will do

the job quickly and efficiently. Use the AnyView Uninstall

icon in the AnyView Professional program group.

1. Click on the Uninstall icon in your AnyView Professional

group or run the AVUNINST.EXE file in your AnyView

Pro directory from the File Manager or Program Manager.

2. After Uninstall deletes AnyView Professional's icons from

the Program Manager, a dialog box will ask you to restart

Windows. Uninstall will be complete after you restart.

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