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DOS @ 60x132 in XP cmd.exe window?


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BobKnepper

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In an XP SP3 system, I can run cmd.exe and get a window with a C:\> prompt. Can click on the C: icon in the upper left and set the window size to 60 rows of 132 characters. Can then enter a fake command with 132 characters and repeat it down the screen showing that cmd.exe in XP has the capability of displaying 60 rows of 132 characters. My video board is a GeForce 8400GS and the display is a ViewSonic VX2262 with 1050x1680 pixels.

HOWEVER, if I then call a DOS program, WordStar or dBase, both set to run at 60 x 132 characters which they did in a previous system, the cmd window immediately drops to 50 rows of 80 characters and the program runs OK in the upper 30 rows of 80 characters. How can I run these programs at 60 rows of 132 characters?

Have been told it is impossible but I don't see why. Will pay a good consulting fee for a working solution.

Thank you.

Bob
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