Calmira is a Windows 95-like shell to be used at Windows 3.1x
Calmira is a Windows 95 user interface for Windows 3.1. It's a fully
integrated environment for managing your files and programs, and
is designed to run smoothly on 386 and 486 computers.
o Mulptiple user profiles allowing seperate settings for each user
o An icon based explorer to manage files in free floating windows
o Support for 4DOS file descriptions in place of long filenames
o Desktop and file based shortcuts to any object or URL
o Explorer tree that lets you navigate faster through disks
o Taskbar with versatile Start Menu, nested to any level
o Wastepaper bin to store deleted files and folders
o Hundreds of easily accessible options and settings
o 80 page on-line manual containing all the help you'll need
Once you get used to the new look and feel of your Windows 3.1,
you'll never want to turn back...
o 386 processor or higher
o Microsoft Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11
o At least 4 MB of memory, 8 MB recommended
o A VGA monitor or better
o A mouse
Full installation instructions are contained in the help file.
For a quick start, unzip the main ZIP file you received into a
directory on your hard disk, and run CALMIRA.EXE.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : http://www.calmira.org
Last minute notes
Rebuilding the start menu -- If for some reason you loose the icons in
the start menu, you can force Calmira to rebuild BMPCACHE completely
by checking the 'Rebuilt' checkbox so that it shows a checkmark. Normally,
this checkbox showes grayed if you've made changes to the start menu,
causing a fast rebuild.
Bitmaps -- some of the graphics have been updated. They are stored
in the RES files with the source, but I can send you copies of the
bitmaps by email if you don't have a suitable extraction tool.
Windows 95 colours -- when you first run Calmira, it installs a new
colour scheme called "Windows 95 Standard" into your Control Panel.
You can choose this scheme in the usual way.
Restricting access to settings -- if you use Calmira in a school or
other multi-user environment, you can now prevent the options,
shortcuts, and Start Menu from being changed. In the [Calmira]
section of CALMIRA.INI, add CanEditSettings=0. This causes the
OK button and tab pages to be disabled in property sheets, and
does not allow shortcuts to be created, edited or removed.
Windows NT 3.51 -- if you are interested in a patched version of
Calmira which does not cause General Protection Faults under NT,
then let me know. This just involves disabling low-level hooks
that are causing problems but will, of course, disable some of
the features. The program remains the same, i.e. a 16-bit one,
and there are no plans for a 32-bit version.
Hiding the Computer and Bin icons -- assign empty captions to these
objects, and they will not appear the next time you run Calmira.
The trick of giving negative icon positions does not seem to work