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Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LouB, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.
     
  2. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 3/8/2010 8:51 AM, LouB wrote:
    > Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    > Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.


    There is no "DOS" screen so I'll answer as though you asked for the
    DOS-like CMD screen.

    Start CMD. Dial up the default sizes to the largest number they will
    accept. Quit CMD. Restart CMD. This yields a full screen on my machine but
    YMMV.
     
  3. Colon Terminus

    Colon Terminus Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B9500F4.8070107@invalid.invalid...
    > Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    > Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.



    Do a Google search using:
    "windows 7 full screen command prompt"
    as your argument.

    Take your choice of solutions.
    There is NO easy way.
     
  4. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    On 3/8/2010 8:43 AM, John McGaw wrote:
    > On 3/8/2010 8:51 AM, LouB wrote:
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >
    > There is no "DOS" screen so I'll answer as though you asked for the
    > DOS-like CMD screen.
    >
    > Start CMD. Dial up the default sizes to the largest number they will
    > accept. Quit CMD. Restart CMD. This yields a full screen on my machine
    > but YMMV.


    You missed a step. After "Start CMD", right click on the top bar of the
    CMD program, select "Defaults", then dial up to maximum in the Window
    Size box. :)

    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  5. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 08 Mar 2010, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    > Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.


    Wear a wooden goat mask and dance naked in the wheat field at midnight.
    I have tried my solution and it works.
     
  6. Spring Sprung

    Spring Sprung Flightless Bird

    The reason why Windows 7 doesn't enable full screen mode for the command
    prompt has to do with the video drivers. In order to enable true full screen
    mode you would need to install Windows XP drivers i.e. XDDM instead of
    Windows 7's WDDM video drivers as WDDM doesn't do a type of interrupt.

    If you swap out the WDDM video drivers for XDDM, you will lose the Aero
    effect.


    Anyway, here's Microsoft's answer:

    [Some 16-bit DOS-based Programs and the Command Prompt will not run in
    full-screen mode in Windows Vista and in Windows 7 - Microsoft]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926657


    As well, the following site discusses 3 workarounds, including a discussion
    of video card drivers:

    [Workaround to This System Does Not Support Full Screen Mode in Windows
    Vista]
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...not-support-full-screen-mode-in-windows-vista

    You might consider running XP if the computer is to do single duty employing
    the full screen command prompt - I've tried this and it works :eek:)



    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B9500F4.8070107@invalid.invalid...
    > Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    > Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.
     
  7. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 08 Mar 2010 11:23:04 -0500, Nil
    <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:

    >On 08 Mar 2010, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    >alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >
    >Wear a wooden goat mask and dance naked in the wheat field at midnight.
    >I have tried my solution and it works.


    Your neighbors called. No problem with the goat mask but they're over
    the whole 'dance naked' thing.
     
  8. Tom Lake

    Tom Lake Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D3573CF9D71Dnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 08 Mar 2010, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >
    > Wear a wooden goat mask and dance naked in the wheat field at midnight.
    > I have tried my solution and it works.


    I have found that, in order for this to work on an Acer computer, the wooden mask must
    be made of Maple. (Latin joke)

    Tom Lake
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D3573CF9D71Dnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 08 Mar 2010, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >
    > Wear a wooden goat mask and dance naked in the wheat field at midnight.
    > I have tried my solution and it works.


    That's funny, I got it to work with a chicken mask.
    Dave
     
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B9500F4.8070107@invalid.invalid...
    > Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    > Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.


    This works on XP - Open a CMD window and type (left) alt + enter.
    It won't work on Win7 or Vista though.

    --
    Andrew
     
  11. Barking Mad

    Barking Mad Flightless Bird


    > I have found that, in order for this to work on an Acer computer, the
    > wooden mask must
    > be made of Maple. (Latin joke)
    >
    > Tom Lake


    Ah ! a "sharp" and "biting" comment ( another Latin joke)
    BM
     
  12. Tom Lake

    Tom Lake Flightless Bird

    "Barking Mad" <notreal@notrealatall.com> wrote in message
    news:yPbln.284019$6i7.242475@newsfe06.ams2...
    >
    >
    >> I have found that, in order for this to work on an Acer computer, the wooden mask must
    >> be made of Maple. (Latin joke)
    >>
    >> Tom Lake

    >
    > Ah ! a "sharp" and "biting" comment ( another Latin joke)
    > BM


    Vincis! Acta est fabula.
     
  13. Nunya

    Nunya Flightless Bird

    I opened the CMD prompt, right on Command at the top, go to
    properties/layout and changed the screen size width.


    "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:i_8ln.247885$OX4.101918@newsfe25.iad...
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B9500F4.8070107@invalid.invalid...
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >
    >
    > Do a Google search using:
    > "windows 7 full screen command prompt"
    > as your argument.
    >
    > Take your choice of solutions.
    > There is NO easy way.
    >
    >
    >
     
  14. Barking Mad

    Barking Mad Flightless Bird

    "Tom Lake" <tlake@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:hn3jbk$lqt$1@news.albasani.net...
    >
    > "Barking Mad" <notreal@notrealatall.com> wrote in message
    > news:yPbln.284019$6i7.242475@newsfe06.ams2...
    >>
    >>
    >>> I have found that, in order for this to work on an Acer computer, the
    >>> wooden mask must
    >>> be made of Maple. (Latin joke)
    >>>
    >>> Tom Lake

    >>
    >> Ah ! a "sharp" and "biting" comment ( another Latin joke)
    >> BM

    >
    > Vincis! Acta est fabula.
    >
    >
    >


    Plaudite :)

    BM
     
  15. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 3/8/2010 10:58 AM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    > On 3/8/2010 8:43 AM, John McGaw wrote:
    >> On 3/8/2010 8:51 AM, LouB wrote:
    >>> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >>> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >>
    >> There is no "DOS" screen so I'll answer as though you asked for the
    >> DOS-like CMD screen.
    >>
    >> Start CMD. Dial up the default sizes to the largest number they will
    >> accept. Quit CMD. Restart CMD. This yields a full screen on my machine
    >> but YMMV.

    >
    > You missed a step. After "Start CMD", right click on the top bar of the
    > CMD program, select "Defaults", then dial up to maximum in the Window
    > Size box. :)
    >


    I figured that anyone who had been trying to work with CMD would already
    know how to get to the settings. But maybe not...
     
  16. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    On 3/8/2010 1:15 PM, John McGaw wrote:
    > On 3/8/2010 10:58 AM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >> On 3/8/2010 8:43 AM, John McGaw wrote:
    >>> On 3/8/2010 8:51 AM, LouB wrote:
    >>>> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >>>> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.
    >>>
    >>> There is no "DOS" screen so I'll answer as though you asked for the
    >>> DOS-like CMD screen.
    >>>
    >>> Start CMD. Dial up the default sizes to the largest number they will
    >>> accept. Quit CMD. Restart CMD. This yields a full screen on my machine
    >>> but YMMV.

    >>
    >> You missed a step. After "Start CMD", right click on the top bar of the
    >> CMD program, select "Defaults", then dial up to maximum in the Window
    >> Size box. :)
    >>

    >
    > I figured that anyone who had been trying to work with CMD would already
    > know how to get to the settings. But maybe not...


    After years of helping friends and family with their computers, I never
    assume anything. :)

    Days of DOS.
    Ok, what I want you to do is type dir(space)*.*.
    Answer: I did that and it didn't work.
    What did you type?
    Just what you told me to!
    Spell it out for me.
    dir star dot star!
    OK, sorry, what I meant by "star" is the cap 8 key, try it again.
    Well, why didn't you say that. I did and it didn't work.
    Spell out for me what you typed.
    OK, I did the cap 8, then dot, then cap 8.
    When you say you typed "dot" do you mean you typed the period key?
    No, you told me to type "dot".
    And on it went.


    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  17. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    John McGaw wrote:
    > On 3/8/2010 8:51 AM, LouB wrote:
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >
    > There is no "DOS" screen so I'll answer as though you asked for the
    > DOS-like CMD screen.
    >
    > Start CMD. Dial up the default sizes to the largest number they will
    > accept. Quit CMD. Restart CMD. This yields a full screen on my machine
    > but YMMV.


    Did and NO change upon restart
     
  18. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Spring Sprung wrote:
    > The reason why Windows 7 doesn't enable full screen mode for the command
    > prompt has to do with the video drivers. In order to enable true full
    > screen mode you would need to install Windows XP drivers i.e. XDDM
    > instead of Windows 7's WDDM video drivers as WDDM doesn't do a type of
    > interrupt.
    >
    > If you swap out the WDDM video drivers for XDDM, you will lose the Aero
    > effect.
    >
    >
    > Anyway, here's Microsoft's answer:
    >
    > [Some 16-bit DOS-based Programs and the Command Prompt will not run in
    > full-screen mode in Windows Vista and in Windows 7 - Microsoft]
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926657
    >
    >
    > As well, the following site discusses 3 workarounds, including a
    > discussion of video card drivers:
    >
    > [Workaround to This System Does Not Support Full Screen Mode in Windows
    > Vista]
    > http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...not-support-full-screen-mode-in-windows-vista
    >
    >
    > You might consider running XP if the computer is to do single duty
    > employing the full screen command prompt - I've tried this and it works :eek:)
    >
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B9500F4.8070107@invalid.invalid...
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >

    Thank You for an intelligent answer:))
     
  19. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Andrew wrote:
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B9500F4.8070107@invalid.invalid...
    >> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >
    > This works on XP - Open a CMD window and type (left) alt + enter.
    > It won't work on Win7 or Vista though.
    >

    So why did you reply? This IS a Win7 group
     
  20. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Nunya wrote:
    > I opened the CMD prompt, right on Command at the top, go to
    > properties/layout and changed the screen size width.
    >
    >
    > "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:i_8ln.247885$OX4.101918@newsfe25.iad...
    >>
    >> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4B9500F4.8070107@invalid.invalid...
    >>> Does anyone know how to get the DOS screen to run full screen?
    >>> Please do not reply unless you have tried your solution.

    >>
    >>
    >> Do a Google search using:
    >> "windows 7 full screen command prompt"
    >> as your argument.
    >>
    >> Take your choice of solutions.
    >> There is NO easy way.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    http://www.walkernews.net/2009/11/2...mand-prompt-window-persistently-in-windows-7/
     

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