DOS window size in Windows 2000
The software we run at our business was developed long ago
and is still DOS based. I just recently got the
configurations right to make it run on XP and 2000,
however in order to make it display on a full screen I
have to load it in a normal command window and
use "alt+enter" to make it display in the full screen. If
i just load it in a full screen it displays on only half
of the screen. In the properties of my shortcut I would
like to change the initial size under the screen tab to 25
like you can in 98 but it is grayed out. does anyone know
a way to make the default 25 instead of 50 which i believe
is what windows 200 does? is there an ini file that i can
configure somewhere? or does anyone know of a way to
launch the program in a window and have a batch file that
sends it alt+enter so it automatically expands? i just
don't want my employees to deal with this as they launch
this program many times a day and it would be annoying. I found this
article in the knowledge base
which is how i got it to work at all. i just don't want to have them
hit alt+enter everytime they launch their shortcut to the program.
thanks for any help.
Re: DOS window size in Windows 2000
understand problem. run a dos-based CARS program that is similar to
the city of jerusalem--it has been built upon so many times no one
really knows what the first or second really ever looked like. not
even sure if original programmer knows the number of patches created.
with the 98 stations in network, i get a true "full screen" and the
"initial size" drop box is not greyed out. with the w2k stations in
the network, i can change the screen size but still do not get the
full screen. where, the size was 50 and i edited it to 25, the screen
gained in length but width did not change. so i get a long, narrow
DOS screen and this is only an upgrade from a long, narrow half
this has really irked me for quite some time because i want to upgrade
more network stations to w2k and haven't because i can't find a
solution to this screen problem.
maybe i'm doing something wrong. if you do find a solution please
post. i'll do the same.