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Discussion in 'Support' started by drrob1, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. drrob1

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    I am trying to configure tcmd 11 on my netbook. When I bring up the options screen I cannot see the OK button, and there is no way for me to resize or move the window for me to do this.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Charles Dye

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    Doesn't the Enter key do the same thing?

    (If not, you can type Alt-Space, M, then use the cursor keys to move the window around. Awkward, I admit.)
     
  3. drrob1

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    <enter> seems to work.

    alt-space, M allows you to see but not touch the bottom buttons.


    More than awkward. I consider this a bug, always assuming the screen is
    big enough to get access to an entire config screen.

    Is there a programmatic way to detect screen size and do something else
    if the size is too small to show the config screens?

    My limited understanding of windows programming recalls something about
    this in Petzold's book, in the beginning chapters.



    On 10/19/2010 10:04 PM, Charles Dye wrote:

     
  4. Charles Dye

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    My mistake. It seems Windows prevents us from moving the title bar offscreen.

    (Intel video chip, like most netbooks? Want a truly hideous workaround? Try pressing Control-Alt-Left; you may have to restore the Take Command window after. Control-Alt-Up returns to normal, not counting moved/resized/minimized windows.)

    Yes, a 1024x600 max options dialog would be a nice change for some future version.

    </enter>
     
  5. Charles Dye

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    I just had reason to run OPTION on the Aspire One, and it seems Rex has completely revamped the whole damn dialog. I didn't even have to fiddle with the taskbar to see everything.

    Thanks, Rex. It must be a pain to totally rework a complex dialog like that.
     
  6. Joe Caverly

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    Consider ResEdit when you want to modify existing dialogs. You can obtain this freeware program from http://www.resedit.net.

    ResEdit also allows the modification of other resources in an .EXE, including icons, string tables, cursors, menus, etc.

    As users of JPSoft products actually have a developer who listens to their requests, ResEdit is really not necessary, but it is a great tool to look inside and see what is what in the .EXE.

    Joe
     

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