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Bigger window

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:55 pm
by Raspberrypicker
Is there a way to make my qbasic screen any bigger?

It would be a lot easier to see all of my code at once rather than having to scroll through different parts.

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:58 pm
by Mentat
run this

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:34 pm
by Raspberrypicker
yes i know about that, but it still displays the same # of lines of code.

For example: In notepad you will see:

but when you maximize the screen you will see:
etc. etc.

There may be no way of doing this with qbasic, but if there is plz let me kno. thanx

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:36 pm
by Mentat
You have to maximize in-screen. I forgot how to do it, and it isn't much help. The best thing to do is get use to a screen. Just scroll a lot.

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:18 pm
by Stoves
You could also edit your code in a text editor like SciTE and then switch to run the QBasic ide when you want to test and debug your code. Then you'll be able to see a lot more of your code and (at least if you're running XP) you won't have to worry about QBasic taking up as many processor cycles all the time. (If you care about that.)

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:38 pm
by Raspberrypicker
alright, thanx guys...i guess scrolling isn't that bad, but i'll definitely check out that site.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:57 am
by Mentat
You could just type in notepad and when you're finished, save to <insert>.bas

resizeing the screen inside the editor

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:34 am
by iamdenteddisk
I think there is a "(alt) and (+) "combo to sizeup and respectivly with the (-) to size down I belive it is alt it may be left control key I found it in "basics for dos" book I picked up at the goodwill of all places. I know it works but cant remember wich keys beside the +or- to use . if this dos'nt work email p/m me and I'll look it up for you I got a prety impressive programming library and can lookup anything you can ask on the subject for many different languages and platforms.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:08 am


Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:47 pm
by Ralph
Right click on the top, blue bar where Microsoft QuickBASIC is, then select Defaults, select the Layout tab. In the second frame on the right-hand side, change the height to 39. This should allow up to 36 visible lines on your screen.