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

Bill Riches bill.riches at verizon.net
Mon Dec 19 14:59:51 EST 2016

Just noticed by accident if you have a small screen mode if you click on the top of the screen and drag it up above the top of the monitor and release the mouse button it will change to full screen mode.  Learn something new every day!


Bill, WA2DVU
Cape May

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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