Re: Syncing lines in XY4 in VDosplus

  • From: "Paul Breeze" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "paul.breeze" for DMARC)
  • To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:52:10 +0000

Dear Carl

I seem finally to have tracked down the problem. I found that if I edited out settings.dfl from then the problem went away. By a very long process of elimination I have found that all this is caused by the line:


If I edit that out, everything is fine.

What does this mean?

Best wishes


On 04/11/2016 17:26, Carl Distefano wrote:

I cannot find any XY4 screeen length that will return exactly to the
same length after exiting to DOS and returning.  Is this your experience
as well?

No, not at all. I find your experience puzzling. I can't reproduce it
with a screen length of 43 or any other length. Also, I'm a bit confused
about whether the issue has to do with screen dimensions, window size,
or a combination of the two.

As a threshold matter, if you issue VA/NV MW, what value is returned?
You want to make sure that DF MW=0 in SETTINGS.DFL, unless you prefer
window borders, in which case make it DF MW=1.

How are you shelling to DOS? The usual command is DOS/NV/Z, although you
can also use DOS/NV/Z /K CLS to clear the headers and get a clean DOS
prompt. If you're doing anything other than this, please let me know.

You might try issuing SWF<Helpkey> once or twice after returning from
DOS. This toggles full screen and borders, so it should get you to the
full screen that you want, all other things being equal.

One other question; is there a way of issuing a window command that will
make all open windows the new size?

DF MW=0 or DF MW=1 should have this effect.

Hope this helps.

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