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Full Screen Dos App in Windows 2000/XP

By noyb2001 ·
When trying to run a Dos Application in Windows 2000 or XP in full screen mode the program displays in the top half of the screen and the lower half is blank.

Any way to get the Dos Application to take up the entire screen?

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by Don Christner In reply to Full Screen Dos App in Wi ...

I have not tried it in W2K or XP, but in NT4.0 you would go into Control Panel|Console and setup the DOS settings as you want. It gives you control of the window size, font, lines, etc.

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by Ann777 In reply to Full Screen Dos App in Wi ...

Right-click on the title bar of your command prompt window and left-click on properties. You can edit the screen layout (lines/width of screen)in both Win2000 and WinXP, as well as the background colors and text colors.

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by Ann777 In reply to Full Screen Dos App in Wi ...

Some DOS applications will not take advantage of the full screen... it depends on whether they were programmed to be changeable (whether they were programmed to look at windows' screen settings or default to DOS programming standards and parameters for screen font/size, etc.).

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by noyb2001 In reply to Full Screen Dos App in Wi ...

actually neither of those would work.

Finally wound up calling Compaq and it turns out you have to turn off annimation in Windows XP/2000 in order for dos app to show up in full screen.

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