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jampot

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Hi,

I have just purchased a PC magazine with which came one of those CD-ROM reference discs.

My problem is that having loaded the disc onto my PC, I am only able to view it in the 'minimized' format, ie the viewable area only occupies approximately a fifth of the screen.

The 'Maximise' button is greyed out so I am unable to enlarge the screen.

I can't believe this is normal so is there a way I can restore the size or am I doomed to a life of failing eyesight!

I am running Windows XP

Thanks


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bassetman

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Have you tried grabbing a corner and dragging it to re-size it?

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Hi bassetman,

Yup! But no good.

I have also tried clicking on the blue border along the top of the window and again the word 'Maximise' has been greyed out.

Weird!



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They must have created it with the "noresize' option! :(

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what resolution are you working on. Most of these freebies on the cd are set at 800 x 600 so if you are using a much higher resolution change it to 800 x 600 to use the programme.

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jampot

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Have tried your suggestion but no go. Just seems to make everything a bit blurred!

I just think this is a case of you get what you (don't) pay for!


Any ideas still appreciated though!

Thanks


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Originally posted by jampot:
I can't believe this is normal so is there a way I can restore the size or am I doomed to a life of failing eyesight!
Sounds like they used Visual Basic and were too lazy to do the extra coding to make resizable windows. :rolleyes:
 
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Not familiar with what you have but is there a view button at the top with fontsize as an option?

Or could you copy and paste into another progam? Probably not due to copyright.

good luck

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