[ct-user] Still can not get CT logging window for CTWIN to displayproperly

Bob Naumann - W5OV W5OV at W5OV.com
Thu Apr 20 04:54:11 EDT 2006

One other thing:

You also may be able to run full screen by selecting the Options Tab in the
shortcut, and selecting Full screen under Display options.

This will make it look like the old full screen DOS version.

GL & 73,

Bob W5OV

-----Original Message-----
From: N6KI Dennis [mailto:n6ki at juno.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 2:35 AM
To: ct-user at contesting.com
Subject: [ct-user] Still can not get CT logging window for CTWIN to

Hi all,

   Thanks to those hams who already sent me suggestions to try to resolve
the incorrect display when I launch CTWIN on an XP machine.

Here is a copy of the responses I sent back of what I tried and I really
don't have much more time to spend on fixing this problem for my amigo here
in Mexico, before I head back stateside.
 I will make one more attempt to get his display screen fixed on Thursday
afternoon, and then will have to leave it for next visit or until he maybe
gets anothr video card or newer machine. The machine it is on was running
WIN98 and then he had someone load XP on it which I warned him would not let
his DOS version of CT run anymore and then to add insult to injury, I can't
get CTWIN to run on it with correct screen

The [progra fill sthe entire window but the info fields only fill the upper
half of the screen ! The bottom half is just black or whatever color one
selects in Properties...at least that feature works but in the wrong protion
of the window

Anyway here's a copy of my response to other suggestions so you wil know
whatI have trried already.

73, Dennis XE2/N6KI

Hi Mal,
  Well no dice on the fix foer CTWIN with teh logging page schrunched up
into the top half of the full CT window. The only thing I could change was
the color of the bottom half of the window which of course containe no
logging info...here is copy of my response to another fellow on what I
tried. I think per the CT website it is an incompatibility problem with his
video card and I don't have much knowledge or patirnce to work on computer
problem like this all day long, especially when I come to Mexico to RELAX !

Hi Gunter,

   Well today I arrived at the QTH of my amigo Pepe XE2MX in Ensenada and
tried your suggestion of adding -vga when going into program
ie: testcw -vga and yes it opens a large window but the log program page
still only fill sthe top half of that window

I also tried other peoples suggestions of also trying -reset when you log in
and also either right clicking the mouse on the shortcut Icon  on my desktop
and selecting properties and changed the Height and Width sizes and nothing
changes! I also launched the program and when in the logging window I right
clicked on upper part of page and again selected properties and tried
changing Height and width ( also FULL SCREEN )and all kinds of settings but
to no avail. One of the responses directed me to the K1EA website where I
read that depending on the Video card and chip sets, one might hve to really
play games to get the display to work. At that point I gave up as I do not
work in the computer field and only someone that eats bits and bytes for
breakfast was going to solve this video display problem. 

I wil CC this respons eto the reflector but unless it's some simple fix, I
am not goping to spin my wheels anymore on CTWIN for Pepe's computer.

Best we just wait til he upgrades to another newer computer and see if we
get lucky on getting CTWIN to display properly.

73, Dennis N6KI 

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