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    Anyone know how to fill the screen on
    a Toshiba notebook running XP?


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  • #2
    Mike, haven't you ask about this before?

    Firstly, is full-screen mode not working, or is it that the program appears to occupy only part of the screen in full-screen mode?

    For the latter, the program should explicitly set a standard size with the WIDTH 25,80 statement. From there, a simple ALT+ENTER should toggle between windowed and full-screen correctly.

    Or is there something in particular about this "Toshiba" model that is not responding to the normal technique?

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    • #3
      They only get about 1/2 the screen filled.
      Sounds like the video card doesn't support
      full screen DOS. Yes, I've worked on this
      issue before, but this machine can't be fixed.

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      • #4
        Got a new TOSH Satellite recently and have the same problem.

        It's standard Screen resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels which makes displayed
        text too small for my liking on it's 14" screen.

        Reduce it to 800 X 600 to get a larger font size and the screen shrinks.
        It can be "Stretched" but that makes everything displayed look ragged.

        But no matter what the Screen Res. in Windows, the DOS prompt screen is
        losing an inch top and bottom, MAX everything set. The same applies when
        booting to the DOS Command prompt with F8 or CONFIG.SYS Menu options.

        Sorry, says TOSHIBA, that's it bud



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        • #5
          In that case it is probably best to check with Toshiba Tech Support to confirm whether it is a display limitation or a setup issue...

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          • #6
            Otto,
            Do you know if this applies to 32-bit console applications?

            Before buying a machine it may be a good idea to
            get to a command prompt and press Alt+Enter to
            be sure the visible area is adequate.

            Another thing to look out for is USB keyboards that are
            unsupported by DOS. I'm going to start a list of
            machines considered not DOS compatible.



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            • #7
              I have been attempting to get DOS and PBCC programs to run on a Packard Bell 2120 notebook under XP Home with little success.
              It will sometimes work in a window, but Alt-Enter to full screen actually crashes the app.
              I can get the programs to start full screen by running from a batch file containing the lines:
              C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MODE CON COLS=80 LINES=25
              CLS
              this at least gets 25 lines on the screen, but the apps just crash after a few seconds.
              I think the console manbager is broken, and will wait till some SPs have come out before messing with XP any more. Life's too short!

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              • #8
                Lance:
                Yes I did ask Toshiba, what I quoted above was their reply.

                As my son's DELL Laptop does the same, I rang DELL U.K. and asked them
                the same question and got the same answer. "Ask Microsoft to support Full
                Screen Displays when at the Command Prompt"

                Mike:
                The smaller Command Prompt Screen is all MS provides and nothing running
                on it can change that.

                On of the problems with buying "Remote" is that you can not see all of the
                product, feel or test it. One of the reasons Online Sales never took of in
                a big way.

                CDs, Travel and Books, etc, perhaps, but even with the latter I would
                prefer to go to a store like your Barnes & Noble and have a look what is
                between the covers before parting with my cash


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                • #9
                  Anyone recommend a laptop/notebook or adaptors/screens
                  that work? I want one and so do many of my clients.
                  This is a very bad problem.


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                  • #10
                    Just been playing with an IBM Thinkpad that seemed to be able to cope with full-screen DOS, but only after I terminated XP (with extreme prejudice!) and installed 98SE.
                    I note that in the UK last week, Dell have put NT4 and 98SE back on the list of available operating systems incidentally, before that for some time they only listed 2K & XP. I wonder why.....
                    The last Dell I played with also was able to display DOS full-screen.
                    Sometimes the BIOS setup on laptops has a stretch option, incidentally.

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                    • #11
                      Update on Dells. Just tested an Inspiron 8000, nice machine, DOS screen (80x25) displays beautifully!
                      Checking on the WWW, only known issue with this laptop is low volume level and poor signal-to noise ratio on the sound output.
                      I could live with that.

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                      • #12
                        David,
                        Are you running XP on that machine?
                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          No Mike WINME, unfortunately for this discussion.
                          I am personally avoiding XP like the plague, having seen it in action a few times.
                          However it does fill the screen fully if you hit Alt-Enter in a DOS window, no jaggy fonts, etc.
                          The screen size incidentally is 1400 x 1050 pixels.

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                          • #14
                            Windows ME doesn't apply here.


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