How to stop DOS from running in full-screen mode (Xp)

Posted on 2004-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Well, hi everyone. Recently i have been having this irritating problem. A DOS program that i have used to run in windowed-mode, but now it only runs in full-screen-mode. How do i change this setting back ? Thanks alot =p
Question by:lovepeacexxx
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ID: 10884198
Try Alt+Enter to come out of it.
Try right-clicking and choosing properties to disable full-screen vs windowed
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Sorry, Under the Screen tab...

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Had the reverse problem - wanted to maximise, but solution should be the same. Hit alt tab while in program to minimize onto taskbar, right click on minimized icon and select properties, there is a layout tab that gives height and width. i think it should be 80x50. Set it save when exiting. You will need to go out of program and back in to see if it works.
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iamgod: Hey, thanks alot for the fast reply. Now the thing works perfect like it used to. Have some
             points at that too ^^;
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lovepeacexxx - did you try my suggestion?  It's essentially the same thing...

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sirbounty: darn, i got so engrossed with 'iamgod's" reply.More importantly after trying it, it worked so i didn't try anything else. But i thank you very much for your effort and reponse too ^^;

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