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Black border on dos programs in full-screen

by Leon_Ville / June 2, 2005 7:44 AM PDT

I rely on an old ms-dos program that does my job. However, on my toshiba satelite 3000-x4 laptop, when I set the command prompt to full-screen, I get a massive black border around my program. This also happens in bios setup and in recovery console. I have found out about text expansion mode, but there is no option in my bios. A toshiba couldn't give me help either. If anyone knows any solutions, I would be grateful if you could tell me. Thanks

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Legacy DOS issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 7:57 AM PDT

There is usually no cure. Try running in a Windows DOS box and adjust the font size to get as much screen space as you can.

There is little incentive to cure these old programs.


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I maybe stating the obvious
by AussiePete / June 2, 2005 10:10 AM PDT

But have you adjusted your monitor for these screen refresh rates - the bios window is a different issue to font sizes - use the pan and stretch buttons "options", which are usually on your monitor. For each refresh rate (eg 85Hz) and desktop size (eg 640x480) you need to set the size for each. Most monitor remember a certain number of these - my monitor can store up to 8.

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