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Mini vMac

User Interface


Contents

Control Mode

Menu Commands

Command Line Arguments

Drag and Drop

Control Mode

All the functions of the emulator can be controlled with the Mini vMac Control Mode, which works the same in the Macintosh, Windows, and Linux versions. To enter the Control Mode, press and hold down the ‘control’ key. You will remain in the Control Mode until you release the ‘control’ key. While in Control Mode, visual feedback is displayed on top of the emulated screen. Type ‘H’ in Control Mode to display available commands. The commands are:

A’ - About

Displays version and copyright information.

O’ - Open Disk Image

(Only in the Macintosh and Windows versions.) See the “Floppy Drive” section of the Hardware Reference.

Q’ - Quit

See the “Power Switch” section of the Hardware Reference.

S’ - Speed Control

See the “Processor” section of the Hardware Reference.

M’ - Magnify Toggle

See the “Screen” section of the Hardware Reference.

F’ - Full Screen Toggle

See the “Screen” section of the Hardware Reference.

K’ - emulated ‘control’ key toggle

See the “Keyboard” section of the Hardware Reference.

R’ - Reset

See the “Reset Button” section of the Hardware Reference.

I’ - Interrupt

See the “Interrupt Button” section of the Hardware Reference.

Menu Commands

The menu commands are so far only available in the Macintosh and Windows versions, when not in full screen mode.

“Quit”

In the “Mini vMac” menu in Mac OS X. In the “File” menu in Windows and Mac OS 9. See the “Power Switch” section of the Hardware Reference.

“Open Disk Image...”

In the “File” menu. See the “Floppy Drive” section of the Hardware Reference.

“More Commands...”

In the “Special” menu. Displays information about the Control Mode.

“About Mini vMac...”

In the “Mini vMac” menu in Mac OS X. In the “Apple” menu in Mac OS 9. In the “Help” menu in Windows. Displays dialog suggesting the ‘A’ command of the Mini vMac Control Mode.

Command Line Arguments

X Window System (Linux, BSDs, etc.)

If there are any arguments that don't begin with ‘-’, Mini vMac will try to mount them as disk image files. See the “Floppy Drive” section of the Hardware Reference.

If there are any unrecognized arguments beginning with ‘-’, Mini vMac will print out copyright and usage information and quit.

“-r [rom_file_path]” or “--rom [rom_file_path]”: Mini vMac will try to load the ROM file from [rom_file_path]. See the “ROM” section of the Hardware Reference.

“-d [directory_path]”: Mini vMac will use [directory_path] instead of the directory containing the application when looking for things such as the ROM or disk images named disk1.dsk, disk2.dsk and so on. (See the “ROM” and “Floppy Drive” sections of the Hardware Reference.)

“-n [app_name]”: Mini vMac will use [app_name] instead of the name of the application file for things such as the title of the Mini vMac window. See the “ROM” section of the Hardware Reference.

“-display [display_name]” or “--display [display_name]”: XOpenDisplay will be called with [display_name] as the argument. See the “Screen” section of the Hardware Reference.

Windows

Mini vMac expects that the command line string passed to it is a list of arguments separated by spaces.

If there are any arguments that don’t begin with ‘/’ or ‘-’, Mini vMac will try to mount them as disk image files. If an argument begins with a double quote (‘"’), then all characters, including spaces, until the next double quote are part of the argument. See the “Floppy Drive” section of the Hardware Reference.

Drag and Drop

A disk image file can be mounted by dragging its icon onto the Mini vMac window. See the “Floppy Drive” section of the Hardware Reference.

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