FrankComputerAtYmailDotCom

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Developed vertical market applications with Informix-SQL. Currently attempting to re-write them with MS-Access, but need help. I can be reached at frankcomputer@ymail.com


Jul
6
comment How can I get 132 column display in DOS 6.22?
yes, most likely my apps runtime environment resets video to 80 X 24 DOS display, however before firing up my app, the screen went blank with those hex values. Im thinking there has to be a DOS VESA driver that could be loaded in CONFIG.SYS to achieve 132 X 40 display, otherwise nothings going to work.
Jul
6
comment How can I get 132 column display in DOS 6.22?
I downloaded and installed vmode from columbia univ's site and tried vmode 54h, 55h, 64h and 65h, but none of these worked.. although it made the DOS window larger, it cleared the display. i tried typing DIR to see if it would echo directory display and nothing happened. when i executed my app, it reverted back to 80 column as if i had cancelled vmode. my VGA BIOS version is SantaRosa 1478 on an Acer Laptop.
Jul
6
comment How can I get 132 column display in DOS 6.22?
thank's i'll check it out.. I have a legacy INFORMIX-SQL (DOS) app and would like more than 80 columns wide for my forms so i can fit more things on one screen.
Jul
6
answered FoxPro 2.6 DOS on Windows 7 64-bit
Jul
6
asked How can I get 132 column display in DOS 6.22?
Jul
6
accepted How can I permanently assign drive letters to my USB devices in Windows?
Jul
5
comment How can I permanently assign drive letters to my USB devices in Windows?
@Moab: I'll use your suggestion to assign an X: Y: or Z: although maybe I can devise a scheme to identify an attached device by volume label name. I think this is where Microsoft missed the boat with Windows!.. They used the same scheme used in DOS to identify devices whereas in UNIX everything, devices included, is a file in the filesystem, example: /dev/fd0 = diskette drive, /dev/hd0 = logical hard disk 0.. Now in Windows, we have floating (variable) logical devices besides all the other similarities with DOS, including security issues which have never been a problem with UNIX-bases systems!
Jul
5
comment How can I permanently assign drive letters to my USB devices in Windows?
or perhaps better to use volume name vs. drive letter?
Jul
5
comment How can I permanently assign drive letters to my USB devices in Windows?
Based on all the answers I've seen so far, there's no way to permanently reserve a logical drive letter for an external device in Windows!.. a flaw!
Jul
5
comment How can I permanently assign drive letters to my USB devices in Windows?
@Martin: You see?.. "...if it's available." meaning there's no way in Windows to guarantee that letter will be available if another device takes it, which in the real world, frequently happens!
Jul
5
comment What exactly does IE's InPrivate browsing do and how secure is it?
This whole thing about surfing the internet is very risky, that's why none of my production business systems ever get connected to the internet!.. there's no way to guarantee that someone can eavesdrop on your IP address. I just dont trust it, never will!
Jul
5
asked How can I permanently assign drive letters to my USB devices in Windows?
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Dec
18
accepted How can I hide, spoof or mask an IP address?
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18
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Dec
18
comment What exactly does IE's InPrivate browsing do and how secure is it?
that's what I suspected, thanx Sathya!
Dec
18
revised What exactly does IE's InPrivate browsing do and how secure is it?
added adendum.
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18
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