Full screen mode in Windows 7 or Vista...by Solitaire (Login Solitaire1)
The following excerpt appeared in a Windows 7 newsletter. It also describes how to get the command prompt to fill the screen, although it's not a true full screen. The full story is at this link:
The article doesn't explain how to install the device drivers or where to get them from. (Who needs Aero anyway!?!) Maybe someone here can find out.
In Windows 7 or Windows Vista, if you try to maximize the command prompt window, it will expand only to cover around half the screen. You will not be even able to drag and increase its size!
In Windows XP, after you open a command prompt, you could run the cmd in full-screen mode by clicking Alt+Enter, but if you try this in Windows Vista and later, you will get the following message: This system does not support fullscreen mode.
This happens because in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the device drivers do not support running all of the DOS video modes. The device drivers are based on the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
You may be able to work around this problem by installing the Microsoft Windows XP version of the video drivers for your video adapter. But by doing this, while you may be able to to run full screen DOS programs, you may lose the ability to run Aero!
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|*Thanks, Solitaire -- although I'm getting used to losing the old stuff, bit by bit.||on Feb 11|
|Qbasic full screen mode in Windows 7||on Oct 29|