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how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 09:06 AM

if I click the mouse inside the turbo c then I cannot get the cursor out out there, how do I get the mouse cursor out of the dos turbo c window?
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 09:20 AM

First step - uninstall turbo c.
Second - get a better IDE.

Barring that the search "turbo c get mouse control" came back with a few pages.. one "What should I do when my mouse is not working properly in Turbo" on quora.. Multiple suggestions were given there.
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:30 AM

OK, what is a better IDE? I searched for C/C++ IDE that would work on my win10 and that's what I found. I got the microsoft .NET but there's no such capability.
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:48 AM

Visual Studios does C++.

Search "c++ IDE" and you get a large number of options.. Code::Blocks, VS, Vim, Netbeans, Eclipse, etc
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:08 PM

Turbo C is a 30 year old compiler and IDE. The only reason it's still around is because some legacy applications are compiled with it. Believe it or not, there are 30 year old MS-DOS machines happily plugging away after all these years and their software still need to be maintained. There is, however, no reason anyone else should be using Turbo C. It's beyond outdated. The development of the C programming language moves slowly, but 30 years is pushing it. I'm not really sure how you googled and ended up with a 30 year old compiler.

Visual Studio Community is free and it's a modern C/C++ compiler and IDE.
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:13 PM

@Gaxio - fun story, we routinely get questions about some students in certain countries having to use it for their homework.
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 02:15 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 29 April 2019 - 01:13 PM, said:

@Gaxio - fun story, we routinely get questions about some students in certain countries having to use it for their homework.


In that case, he may be forced to use it. The only way to run Turbo C on Windows 10 off the top of my head is with DOSBox. The key to release the mouse pointer from DOSBox is Ctrl-F10. I always find that hard to find on my keyboard, though, so I just alt-tab. DOSBox thinks you're holding alt when you go back to the window, though, so press alt again when you go back to its window to fix that.
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:03 PM

Thank you gaxio, there's always someone who knows. And you guys are right, I am actually having eclipse on my machine and did not realize I can run C on it! Thanks. :unsure:
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 04:46 PM

Or you could install 32-bit Windows 10, and be able to run 16-bit programs...

(Off topic: Question: why did my company's IT department install 64-bit Win 10, but force the use of 32-bit Office, Chrome, and IE? Why can't we use the 64-bit versions of these instead? Answer: The nanny-ware they install on our machines can't monitor the 64-bit versions because the nanny-ware is out of date. Security trumps productivity.)
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

Turbo C should be an MS-DOS application and I don't think there's been a version of Windows that can run MS-DOS programs natively in a very long time. I think Windows 2000 could, and certainly 95/98/ME, but I think that's it.
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Re: how to get the cursor out of the dos window

Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

As long as the WOW16 windows component is available on the OS, you can run 16-bit windows. WOW16 was made available not only in the Win9x family (), but in the 32-bit versions of the WinNT family: WinNT, Windows 2000, WinXP, Vista, Win7, etc.

How to Enable 16-bit Application Support in Windows 10
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