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    console_fullscreen problem?

    Hi,

    I'm writing some console application, and I want to use the fullscreen mode.
    I tried on 3 different PCs but on all of them I get following error back:
    This system does not support fullscreen mode

    Any idea or hint, what is wrong?
    Is this depending on console_screenbuffersize?

    Thanks,
    Oli

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    Re: console_fullscreen problem?

    Hi,

    did you tried it on Vista or 7? I am afraid these systems do not support fullscreen modes.
    Does Alt-Enter work for you?
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    Re: console_fullscreen problem?

    Hi Petr,

    the laptop has Vista installed and also Windows own command prompt can not be switched to fullscreen.
    I'm not sure about other two PCs, will check again tommorrow.

    Thanks,
    Oli

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    Re: console_fullscreen problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by oli
    Hi Petr,

    the laptop has Vista installed and also Windows own command prompt can not be switched to fullscreen.
    I'm not sure about other two PCs, will check again tommorrow.

    Thanks,
    Oli
    Hi Oli & Petr,

    I have run large thinBasic console applications, full screen, on both WinXP and Win7 Pro on this PC.
    I run one every day under Win7 without any problems, so far.
    Also, Alt-Enter forces full-screen mode under Win7 Pro (I'm doing it now!).
    I guess that doesn't help Oli much, but it does mean Win7 Pro seems to work OK.


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    JohnP

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    Re: console_fullscreen problem?

    I've seen many problems of fullscreen mode under Vista googling around but honestly I do not have an answer at the moment.

    In any case try to open a standard console command prompt and see if it goes full screen if you press ALT + ENTER.
    If not it can be related to video card drivers
    If it goes full screen try ALT + ENTER with a thinBasic console screen script. If it doesn't work we have to understand why.

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    Re: console_fullscreen problem?

    I ran into this problem with my old bosses installation of Paradox. He called me one day and asked if I could help getting his DOS Based Paradox to run in full screen.
    Under XP it ran fine but under Vista it didn't. If I remember correctly it had something to do with the drivers, let me see if I can find the info...

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    Re: console_fullscreen problem?

    Thanks to all for the replies,

    I checked again and it really seems the gfx card drivers are the cause of not having fullscreen available (got different errors back on different machines,
    but always something like fullscreen mode is not available).
    I am not even able to turn dos box windows to fullscreen, so it seems logical that thinBasic console will not go into fullscreen mode.
    Will try the trick with XP gfx card driver on the Vista machine next week.

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