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The Campus / Re: Going back to Windows 7 from 10: how?
« Last post by FORTRANS on Today at 01:38:09 AM »
Hi,

   I will say that I have used 'Auto Adjust' to fix things when
some screen content is out of view.  Handy feature at times.

Regards,

Steve N.
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Hi,

   Yes, in general, MS-DOS does seem to preserve AH across
an Int 21H function call.  But I cannot find this documented
anywhere.  Also function 59H "Get Extended Error" is
documented to change all registers except SS:SP and CS:IP.
So I won't make any recommendation in this situation.

Regards,

Steve N.
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If some forum members write "sure, go ahead!", will you delete that line when writing a mission critical software?
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When i have the following code for JWASM in DOS:
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MOV AH, 02h
INT 21h

Is it then guaranteed that INT 21h will never change the content of AH?

I ask because of this:
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MOV DL, 0Dh ; Output CR
MOV AH, 02h
INT 21h
MOV DL, 0Ah ; Output  LF
MOV AH, 02h          <---- If INT 21h does not change AH, then i won't need that line. One operation less.
INT 21h



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The Campus / Re: Going back to Windows 7 from 10: how?
« Last post by zedd151 on November 28, 2022, 08:29:54 PM »

I tried reducing monitor resolution, next step down (1280x1024). Things looked better, but the damn taskbar was below the screen!!! Couldn't access it. Forget that.

I was able to get things looking pretty much OK @ 125% font size, except that with that "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" thing checked, font placement was screwy in some apps. So I'm at 125% with fuzzy text for now.
For the taskbar problem: The monitors I have seen have a ‘Auto Adjust’ function accessed by menu using buttons on front of monitor, assuming you are not using an ancient CRT monitor. That should help to center the screen and sharpen the focus as well. Then perhaps setting a lower resolution would yield better results.
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The Campus / Re: Going back to Windows 7 from 10: how?
« Last post by Shintaro on November 28, 2022, 06:38:20 PM »
I have a couple of ideas.
But run: msinfo32.exe
Then Files-> Save As <some name>.nfo
Add the nfo file to a zip and post it.

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The Campus / Re: Going back to Windows 7 from 10: how?
« Last post by NoCforMe on November 28, 2022, 05:28:01 PM »
Aaaaaaargh.

I did check that link you gave: thanks for that. Most of it I've already tried and was useless, except for this bit:

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Check your font size

If your current font size or dots per inch (DPI) is set to larger than 100%, text and other items on the screen may appear blurry in programs that are not designed for high-DPI display. To fix this problem, set the font size to 100% to see whether the font looks clearer.

This seems to be the problem. Trouble is, if I set the font size to 100% it's waaaaaay too small. Teeny tiny. Unreadable.

I tried reducing monitor resolution, next step down (1280x1024). Things looked better, but the damn taskbar was below the screen!!! Couldn't access it. Forget that.

I was able to get things looking pretty much OK @ 125% font size, except that with that "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" thing checked, font placement was screwy in some apps. So I'm at 125% with fuzzy text for now.
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The Campus / Re: Going back to Windows 7 from 10: how?
« Last post by Shintaro on November 28, 2022, 05:01:30 PM »
In the meantime have a look at THIS.
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The Campus / Re: Going back to Windows 7 from 10: how?
« Last post by Shintaro on November 28, 2022, 04:38:31 PM »
Yep, time to stop guessing.
I'll post soon with some instructions on gathering information.

I am thinking you should start a new thread though.
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The Campus / Re: Going back to Windows 7 from 10: how?
« Last post by NoCforMe on November 28, 2022, 03:39:46 PM »
You're grasping at straws, my friend.

This is a fresh install of Windows 7, but I'm using exactly the same set of fonts I was before. With no problems.

It's obviously a difference in how Windows is rendering text under certain circumstances. (What those circumstances are I have no idea.) If I change the font my editor uses to display text (through a RichEdit control), they still look fuzzy. But the title bar of the application is clear as a bell.

So no, not font corruption. Not bad connections on my monitor. Nothing to do w/refresh rate or anything like that. The text I'm looking at as I type this reply is perfectly clear. But even the text in Word (a Microsoft creation) is fuzzy. All except for window and dialog captions, which are clear.

Just to remind all what the problem is, see pic below. Notice how clear the text ("Replace Text") is in the title bar, compared to all the rest of the text in the dialog. So please forget about display device drivers: the hardware is perfectly capable of displaying clear text.
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