[time-nuts] Lady Heather Ver 5 Problem - full screen mode

Bill Riches bill.riches at verizon.net
Tue Dec 13 08:13:19 EST 2016

Took a while but found out that /vs /fu worked for me.  Slick!

Bill, WA2DVU

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Mark Sims
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:06 AM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: [time-nuts] Lady Heather Ver 5 Problem - full screen mode

Ahhh, full screen mode... the demon mode from hell.  On most modern systems with large monitors it crashed the program.  It uses DirectDraw and if your DirectDraw implementation does not handle your monitor size, bye bye Heather.  That means full screen mode (or clicking the MAXIMIZE button or pressing F11 crashes Heather unless your monitor or graphics driver was a standard VGA era screen res like 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x1024). Only those four monitor widths allow full screen mode.  Monitor height is not check for.

Because pressing the MAXIMIZE button was quite easy to do accidentally,  full screen mode is disabled by default (but F11 can't be disabled).  If your monitor / graphics driver is one of the magic sizes you can enable full screen mode with the new /fu command.  For instance for a 1024x768 screen try:
   /fu /vm

If you have a larger monitor and can configure your display driver for one of the magic sizes, that works.

The /f command now brings up Heather in a windowed mode sized to fill (most of) the screen.  You can also do that with $f from the keyboard.

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