Hello and my QL experience so far

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Re: Hello and my QL experience so far

Postby Derek_Stewart » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:09 pm

Hi,

Try using the Toolkit 2 command: WTV

Which is supossed to be kinder to TV screen, in that Channel 1 and 2 are the same dimensions.

You can switch back monitor mode with: WMON


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Re: Hello and my QL experience so far

Postby Chr$ » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:40 pm

Yes, I do use WTV in my normal boot file and quite often for changing things back, but it doesn't seem to help in the pointer environment with those menus and all the channels open.


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Re: Hello and my QL experience so far

Postby RWAP » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:45 am

I am not sure which channels you are talking about..

If you start the QL in F2 mode (NOT MONITOR mode) then the SuperBASIC #0,#1 and #2 all fit within the 448x240 pixels available on a TV.

If it is other programs / channels then you need to see if there is a configuration option - if not then unfortunately, you are lost unless they are a pointer environment program and can be dragged...


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Re: Hello and my QL experience so far

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:22 pm

Sorry to dig this up again. After a break trying to do anything about it...

This is what I mean. I've moved the top menu options over but am too thick to work out how to move the main display window a couple of characters to the right (channel#1 isn't it, currently showing the standard Tetroid boot file?) and also the text input area at the bottom. I start the QL in TV mode.

If I do WTV that helps with the text input pane (and removes the green dividing stripe) but does nothing about the main display channel. I note that the date/time display is also too far to the left. That is clock_exe I believe.

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Re: Hello and my QL experience so far

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:00 pm

Hi,

Why not define the channels #0, #1, #2, with tge WINDOW command.

When the QL starts up in monitor mode or Tooklit 2 WMON command is entered the default chanels definiyion are:

WINDOW #0,512,50,0,206
WINDOW #1,256,202,256,0
WINDOW #2,256,202,0,0

Just insert these three commands and adjust the values to suit tge required window sizes for each channel.

See the QL Manual for more information on Window command.


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Re: Hello and my QL experience so far

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:55 pm

The WINDOW command in the Online SuperBASIC Manual is at https://superbasic-manual.readthedocs.i ... indow.html if you are interested.

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Re: Hello and my QL experience so far

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:03 pm

Yes, I also have the original manual and have played with that in the past. I've finally got it right now and put it in the right place in the boot file, thanks.


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Original BBQL's: 3x German, 1x UK model (plus quite a bit of other old stuff)
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