When you start a program, whether it's from the command line, by double
clicking on an executable or some other way, FC/2 first locates the program
and determines its type. Depending on the type of the executable, FC/2 takes
appropriate action to start the program.
|OS/2 Text mode
||Runs in FC/2's session, unless the program is a full screen only program and
FC/2 is running in a window. In this case, a separate full screen session
is started for the program.
||Runs detached from FC/2 automatically. No need to remember to use
Alt-ENTER to detach a separate session.
||As with PM apps, DOS apps are automatically started detached. As an added
bonus, it is possible to specify DOS session settings by creating a text
file with the same name (and in the same directory) as the EXE but with the
extension .DS, for Dos Settings. If no such file exists, FC/2 will
use the file FC.DS in FC/2's directory.
||To start a Windows app, FC/2 creates a temporary WPS Program object for
the EXE and opens it. The session settings for the program will be as defined by
the Win-OS/2 Setup object in your System Setup folder. This means FC/2 can start a Windows application
in seamless mode.