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    Have a user that can only get a full screen
    to look right if they hit Alt+Enter. If
    they use startup in full screen they get
    a distorted display. They have changed
    the screen size to 80x25. Is there some
    other global system setting because this also
    occurs when they chain between programs?

    Right clicking on the startup icon gives different
    compatibility modes.
    Anyone know if Windows 95/98 must be used?

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    [This message has been edited by Mike Doty (edited January 14, 2002).]
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  • #2
    Can you describe the "Distorted Display" in more detail please?

    Does your app use WIDTH 80,25 to set the size?

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    • #3
      Yes to Width. Others having no problem with XP.
      Not sure how to describe a distorted screen.
      He says the characters are too small to read.
      Lucinda console was the font setting.
      Contacted the OEM of the clone to try to get them
      to run a copy of the DOS program on one of their
      other machines. Tried the different compatibility modes.

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      • #4
        Is this a desktop (CRT monitor) or a laptop screen?

        Something sounds pretty screwy or the description they are giving you is inaccurate somehow.

        ie, are you sure they are not clicking the maximize button and expecting full-screen mode?

        Is this project using DOSBOX or Console Tools?

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        • #5
          Was told a normal desktop machine.
          I asked about flat screen/laptop/led and
          they said it is a 17" monitor.

          DOS program without DOSBOX or Console Tools.
          It is running at many other locations.
          Yes, they maximized the Window.
          Spent half of the day on the phone with them.


          [This message has been edited by Mike Doty (edited January 14, 2002).]
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          • #6
            I have seen a similar problem on a Compaq flat panel display. One of my PB/DOS app's refuses to run if started in full screen mode, runs fine in windowed mode.


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            • #7
              Saw a problem like this with a DOS app written in PDS 7.1 running on XP. App was running fine on Win98, then came an upgrade to XP. User had "full screen" selected and reported a "scrunched up display" in the corner of their monitor.

              After trying everything else we could think of, we tried selecting "window" instead of "full screen" and it came up fine... full screen, no window. Buggy behavior on XP's part, I believe.

              Timm
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              • #8
                Just got round to testing my DOS apps in XP, started in full screen mode, oh dear!
                Soon fixed by adding line:

                C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MODE CON COLS=80 ROWS=25

                to batch file that calls app.

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