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re: ETKA on VirtualPC
>Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 12:07:02 +0100
>From: Tom Nas <email@example.com>
>Subject: ETKA on VirtualPC
>Could anyone running VirtualPC on a G3/Power Macintosh please explain to
>me how to change my monitor settings in Windows 95 so that I'm able to
>run anything over 1024x768? I have a 20" screen capable of displaying
>1600x1200, but can't get VPC to accept this...
>TIA for your answers!
Open the W95 control panels (located in "my computer"--cute, ain't it?) and
choose the "display" panel. Select the "settings" tab. You'll see a slider
which varies the resoluion. Pull/push it over to 1280x1024. While you're
in there, you might also want to check that it's set correctly for your
A minor irritation in running VPC/ETKA is that your Mac desktop icons get
messed about when you quit the PC mode --that's if you've set your VPC
preferences to "change the Mac resolution when Windows resolution changes".
That setting may not really be useful anyway, but I've not played with it.
The other day, while in ETKA, I discovered that the "command-esc" key
combination will place (toggle) the Win95 task bar at the bottom of the
screen. Thus, you _can_ have access to Windows while the ETKA program is
running. Previously I had thought it necessary to quit ETKA to get back to
Windows. Also, if you can afford the disk space, I'd advise you to install
the entire ETKA database on your drive. Saves much time and the program
runs pretty damn quick on my new overclocked G3 card--even with the puny 45
Mhz bus speed.
VPC advises against running desktop printing because of conflicts of some
sort, but so far I've been able routinely to use Mac's desktop printer to
print ETKA data. When I chose the "printing" icon in ETKA, I select the
"print to file" option in the print dialog box. Then I choose the Mac
desktop as the destination. This location is defined in my VPC printing
preferences as an E-drive (E:\). Then--when it's done uploading to the Mac,
I simply switch over to the Mac mode, drag that file to the desktop
printing icon and print the spooled ETKA page(s).
Phil Rose Rochester, NY
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