Friday, December 14, 2012

How to Shift to Full Screen the DOS Command in Windows 7

A friend of mine asked me that the DOS command prompt window is cut off on her computer. Thus, the other information is not shown on the screen. I am sure that most of my readers have already tried using Windows XP. If you are using Windows 7 you will notice that the DOS command does not support the full screen unlike in Windows XP. In Windows XP you just have to press ALT + Enter to see the full screen. Actually, there is a workaround for that if you need to see the full screen. Here below is the simple instruction on how to shift to full screen in Windows 7:
  1. Click the Windows logo and right click on the DOS command
  2. Click "Run as Administrator"
  3. On the command prompt type "wmic"
  4. You will notice that the command prompt has changed. Click the Maximize on the top right corner of the DOS command window.
  5. The DOS command window will turn into full screen. Type exit but do not close the DOS command window.
  6. You will notice that you went back to the C: prompt. Now you can start typing a DOS command and see the result in full screen.
Alternatively, you may also try this:

  1. Click the Windows logo and right click on the DOS command
  2. Click "Properties"
  3. Click the "Layout" tab
  4. Adjust the Window size
  5. Click OK 
 Christmas is in the air! Wishing you all the joy, hope and wonder of the season.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Action Voip Stopped Responding

Some of you might not have heard yet the Action Voip. Action Voip is a small program that makes it possible for the people to make a cheaper call on the internet. By spending a small amount you can make a cheaper call to any country. In countries where there is a big population of expatriates like the middle east a software such as this one is very popular.

One of the managers in the company where I am currently employed called my attention about the Action Voip issue on his laptop. While dialing it stop responding, thus he cannot make a call. I tried uninstalling and re-installing it but it did not help. I also tried other possible solutions like downloading the latest version but it did not help either.

The possible reason why it stop responding can be attributed to the windows update for Windows 7 that may not be fully compatible with Action Voip. However, there is a workaround for this call issue.

Here's how I did it:
  1. Right click on the Action Voip shortcut
  2. Click the Compatibility tab
  3. Put a tick mark on "Run this program in compatibility mode for"
  4. On the combo box select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)"
  5. Finally, click Apply and OK buttons
That's it.I hope my fellow expatriates will find this post useful.