On using 'v' file-manager as a description editor.
NOTE: The v in take command does not have the file-manager. You have to get the base product.
1. There are references to 4dos and 4nt in the help file. 4dos means 'descriptions', and 4nt means 'shell replacement'. You activate '4dos support' to get descriptions, and follow the 4nt stuff if you want to use 4nt.exe or tcc.exe in place of cmd.exe.
2. Descriptions appear in the right hand column, but you can apply a short-cut key to it (the default is ctl+shift+R, it is classified as a 'rename description' function). The file name disappears while you are adding the description.
If something else has hijacked the hot-key (on my PC, ctl+shift+R rotates the screen), you can select a different set of keys (on my UK keyboard, I use ctl+shift+\, which are very close together).
Ideally, I was hoping to access the description editor from the thumbnail, or run the thumbnail in the other window.
On using 4desc as a description error.
NOTE This is a DOS program, but it works well under Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit). [4UTILS.ZIP, 155K].
1. You have to fix the RT200 error on it. This means there are more cycles per tick, and the cycle counter overflows. The fix is a proggie that hunts down a borland pascal module in the program, and puts an updated version of the same in it.
2. It has a file viewer, and is more like the IBM frameless editors (QEdit, PE2, E3), rather than the framed proggies like (MSEDIT, QBEDIT). It has the keys down the bottom, such as PF2 = Edit, in the manner of BASICA,
3. Not unicode or LFN friendly, but includes the source.