MSCONFIG



MrSpike
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full screen, or at
least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of making it such a pain in
the butt to use? Thanks.

Nepatsfan
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
You might want to try the following:

On the Services and Startup tabs you will see vertical bars
before and after the column titles (e.g. Command and Location on
the Startup tab). Position your mouse pointer over the bar until
it turns into a double sided arrow. Double click with your left
mouse button. This will expand the column. Use the scroll bar to
view the entire window contents. You can also hold down the left
mouse button and drag the bars to the right or left to increase
or decrease the column width.

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Nepatsfan
"MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ufjmtqNWFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full
> screen, or at
> least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of making it
> such a pain in
> the butt to use? Thanks.
>
>

MrSpike
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Thanks, but I'm aware of those options. It would be much more efficient to
be able to see everything at once. We had the option in 98 and ME, why not
XP?
"Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
news:XM6dnd3KQrhIFhvfRVn-qQ@comcast.com...
> You might want to try the following:
>
> On the Services and Startup tabs you will see vertical bars
> before and after the column titles (e.g. Command and Location on
> the Startup tab). Position your mouse pointer over the bar until
> it turns into a double sided arrow. Double click with your left
> mouse button. This will expand the column. Use the scroll bar to
> view the entire window contents. You can also hold down the left
> mouse button and drag the bars to the right or left to increase
> or decrease the column width.
>
> --
> Nepatsfan
> "MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ufjmtqNWFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full
> > screen, or at
> > least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of making it
> > such a pain in
> > the butt to use? Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Hi,

That functionality is not included, it was locked out as part of how the
program was written.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ufjmtqNWFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full screen, or
> at
> least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of making it such a pain
> in
> the butt to use? Thanks.
>
>

MrSpike
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
Why was it "locked out". Thanks
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uOMdAQOWFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> That functionality is not included, it was locked out as part of how the
> program was written.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ufjmtqNWFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full screen,
or
> > at
> > least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of making it such a
pain
> > in
> > the butt to use? Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>

Brian
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
MrSpike wrote:

> Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full
> screen, or at least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of
> making it such a pain in the butt to use? Thanks.

Download this: http://www.digitallis.co.uk/pc/ResizeEnable/

It's freeware and tries to force unsizable windows into ones that
can be resized. I tried it with MSConfig and yep, it works. :)

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
No idea why, but the options to resize a window are part of the code used in
building the frame for the application. In most programming environments
these are turned on by default, so removal is usually intentional on the
part of the programmer.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ehcw47OWFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Why was it "locked out". Thanks
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uOMdAQOWFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> That functionality is not included, it was locked out as part of how the
>> program was written.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:ufjmtqNWFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full screen,
> or
>> > at
>> > least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of making it such a
> pain
>> > in
>> > the butt to use? Thanks.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>

MrSpike
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
That's pretty cool, thanks a lot.
"Brian" <brian@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:4286f3b3$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> MrSpike wrote:
>
> > Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full
> > screen, or at least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of
> > making it such a pain in the butt to use? Thanks.
>
> Download this: http://www.digitallis.co.uk/pc/ResizeEnable/
>
> It's freeware and tries to force unsizable windows into ones that
> can be resized. I tried it with MSConfig and yep, it works. :)
>
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Was the programmer named "Satan," by any chance?

Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> No idea why, but the options to resize a window are part of the code
> used in building the frame for the application. In most programming
> environments these are turned on by default, so removal is usually
> intentional on the part of the programmer.
>
>
> "MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ehcw47OWFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Why was it "locked out". Thanks
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:uOMdAQOWFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> That functionality is not included, it was locked out as part of
>>> how the program was written.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>
>>> "MrSpike" <mrssoto57@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:ufjmtqNWFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi, does anyone know of a way to make the msconfig window full
>>>> screen, or at
>>>> least larger? What could possibly be the purpose of making it such
>>>> a pain in
>>>> the butt to use? Thanks.


MSCONFIG