Some great suggestions here.
Unfortunately, I am unable to run the application as the program manager replacement, so this suggestion, at least in this particular case, will not work.
The WinExit suggestion adds a nice icon to the desktop that, upon clicking, will drop back into DOS. I'm looking for a clean exit from DosBox immediately after the application closes, if possible, so that a child would not need to click the WinExit icon as the final step.
I have found numerous programs that will exit windows upon execution, such as WinExit (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE OTHER WINEXIT PROGRAM LINKED ABOVE): http://files.chatnfiles.com/WinSitedotcom/win … .zip/index.html
However, I cannot find a way that will execute the application (ex: win arthur.exe) and then execute winexit immediately after application close. If I were to add winexit.exe in the next line of the BAT, it executes after dropping out of windows.
I have tried adding winexit to the startup items, but it will terminate windows and the arthur.exe upon entry into windows.
Is there a known spawn application that, upon launching windows, I can add it to the startup items and then it will sequentially launch applications, going to the next application in the list when the first application terminates? Or is there some other way for the second item in the batch file to launch, post termination of first application, within windows 3.1?
Thanks again for the prior quick feedback!