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April 25, 2005 10:53:03 PM

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Running WinXP, is there a way to make the the size of the cards larger ? It
doesn't appear that you can run this game in a different compatabilty mode to
enlarge the size of the cards. Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 2:37:34 AM

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Hi Ronco,

To make one of the Windows Games such as Solitaire larger:

First, copy the game:
Click Start / All Programs / Games
Right click on the game (Solitaire for example)
Select Properties from the list
Press the "Find Target" button on the next window
Right Click on the highlighted file and select Copy

Next paste the copy to your Desktop:
Right Click on your Desktop
Select Paste from the list

Finally, we'll change the resolution setting for the game:
Right click on the game you just pasted to your Desktop
Select Properties from the list and Click on the Compatibility Tab
Put a check in the box marked "Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution"

Now whenever you want to play, click on that game on your Desktop and it
will open in full screen mode using the largest Cards and Numbers possible! :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
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_________________________________________________________


"Ronco" <Ronco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1C6830C3-03FA-4DA9-B850-9B409A27DC89@microsoft.com...
| Running WinXP, is there a way to make the the size of the cards larger ? It
| doesn't appear that you can run this game in a different compatabilty mode to
| enlarge the size of the cards. Thanks in advance.
April 26, 2005 2:37:35 AM

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Jimmy, Thanks for post. This answered my question & now my father-in-law
won't need to strain his eyes.

Ronco

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Ronco,
>
> To make one of the Windows Games such as Solitaire larger:
>
> First, copy the game:
> Click Start / All Programs / Games
> Right click on the game (Solitaire for example)
> Select Properties from the list
> Press the "Find Target" button on the next window
> Right Click on the highlighted file and select Copy
>
> Next paste the copy to your Desktop:
> Right Click on your Desktop
> Select Paste from the list
>
> Finally, we'll change the resolution setting for the game:
> Right click on the game you just pasted to your Desktop
> Select Properties from the list and Click on the Compatibility Tab
> Put a check in the box marked "Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution"
>
> Now whenever you want to play, click on that game on your Desktop and it
> will open in full screen mode using the largest Cards and Numbers possible! :-)
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
>
> "Ronco" <Ronco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1C6830C3-03FA-4DA9-B850-9B409A27DC89@microsoft.com...
> | Running WinXP, is there a way to make the the size of the cards larger ? It
> | doesn't appear that you can run this game in a different compatabilty mode to
> | enlarge the size of the cards. Thanks in advance.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 9:46:47 PM

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My pleasure! Glad that helped. :-)

Cheers,
Jimmy.

"Ronco" <Ronco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2422828D-B0C4-4454-9823-1CD79B462621@microsoft.com...
| Jimmy, Thanks for post. This answered my question & now my father-in-law
| won't need to strain his eyes.
|
| Ronco
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Ronco,
| >
| > To make one of the Windows Games such as Solitaire larger:
| >
| > First, copy the game:
| > Click Start / All Programs / Games
| > Right click on the game (Solitaire for example)
| > Select Properties from the list
| > Press the "Find Target" button on the next window
| > Right Click on the highlighted file and select Copy
| >
| > Next paste the copy to your Desktop:
| > Right Click on your Desktop
| > Select Paste from the list
| >
| > Finally, we'll change the resolution setting for the game:
| > Right click on the game you just pasted to your Desktop
| > Select Properties from the list and Click on the Compatibility Tab
| > Put a check in the box marked "Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution"
| >
| > Now whenever you want to play, click on that game on your Desktop and it
| > will open in full screen mode using the largest Cards and Numbers possible! :-)
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
| > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| >
| > "Ronco" <Ronco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1C6830C3-03FA-4DA9-B850-9B409A27DC89@microsoft.com...
| > | Running WinXP, is there a way to make the the size of the cards larger ? It
| > | doesn't appear that you can run this game in a different compatabilty mode to
| > | enlarge the size of the cards. Thanks in advance.
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:01:20 AM

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"Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
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> My pleasure! Glad that helped. :-)

What we need is a version written with the new Longhorn tech. 8-)

**Warning do not download unless you know what Avalon, WinFX are, and you
understand that downloading pre-release software, especially that at a
system level - Avalon could render your Windows installation unbootable**

http://www.sellsbrothers.com/fun/solfx/

--
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Yeovil, UK.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:01:21 AM

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LOL! No, actually it is a good idea to currently avoid the BETA .NET 2.0
version. It does cause havoc on many systems. Since it is beta, it should
not be run on a machine on which you cannot afford to lose the information.
8-)
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


"Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message
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> "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
> news:ucpm6lqSFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> My pleasure! Glad that helped. :-)
>
> What we need is a version written with the new Longhorn tech. 8-)
>
> **Warning do not download unless you know what Avalon, WinFX are, and you
> understand that downloading pre-release software, especially that at a
> system level - Avalon could render your Windows installation unbootable**
>
> http://www.sellsbrothers.com/fun/solfx/
>
> --
> Paul Smith,
> Yeovil, UK.
> http://www.windowsresource.net/
>
> *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:18:40 AM

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"Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> LOL! No, actually it is a good idea to currently avoid the BETA .NET 2.0
> version. It does cause havoc on many systems. Since it is beta, it
> should not be run on a machine on which you cannot afford to lose the
> information.

Hence the three line warning. 8-)

But it's coming... I just wish they'd put their foot down, XP is getting on
in years!

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:18:41 AM

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I hear it causes issues on systems with mismatched RAM ... ;-)

Cheers!
Jimmy.

"Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message news:u8u6r3qSFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| "Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message
| news:o Ch1D1qSFHA.3140@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > LOL! No, actually it is a good idea to currently avoid the BETA .NET 2.0
| > version. It does cause havoc on many systems. Since it is beta, it
| > should not be run on a machine on which you cannot afford to lose the
| > information.
|
| Hence the three line warning. 8-)
|
| But it's coming... I just wish they'd put their foot down, XP is getting on
| in years!
|
| --
| Paul Smith,
| Yeovil, UK.
| http://www.windowsresource.net/
|
| *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
|
|
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 3:18:42 AM

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That's a whole different topic. 8-)
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


"Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
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>I hear it causes issues on systems with mismatched RAM ... ;-)
>
> Cheers!
> Jimmy.
>
> "Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message
> news:u8u6r3qSFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> | "Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> | news:o Ch1D1qSFHA.3140@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > LOL! No, actually it is a good idea to currently avoid the BETA .NET
> 2.0
> | > version. It does cause havoc on many systems. Since it is beta, it
> | > should not be run on a machine on which you cannot afford to lose the
> | > information.
> |
> | Hence the three line warning. 8-)
> |
> | But it's coming... I just wish they'd put their foot down, XP is
> getting on
> | in years!
> |
> | --
> | Paul Smith,
> | Yeovil, UK.
> | http://www.windowsresource.net/
> |
> | *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 4:02:34 AM

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"Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> That's a whole different topic. 8-)

Speaking of different topics, embedding fonts into web pages!

Check the Windows Resource! 8-) (Probably only works in IE based browsers).
I think http://nicecreations.us/ is next Chris. 8-)

PS had the .NET 2.0 on my system for a while now, yes you're right it can
cause issues with some other .NET apps - I've only come across one and that
was the ink input on Channel9 (linked to in .tabletpc), but I had to install
it as the only Visual Studio stuff I can afford is the beta stuff. 8-)

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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Anonymous
April 27, 2005 4:02:35 AM

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Nice!
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


"Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message
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> "Chris H." <winxpnews@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uzywpCrSFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> That's a whole different topic. 8-)
>
> Speaking of different topics, embedding fonts into web pages!
>
> Check the Windows Resource! 8-) (Probably only works in IE based
> browsers). I think http://nicecreations.us/ is next Chris. 8-)
>
> PS had the .NET 2.0 on my system for a while now, yes you're right it can
> cause issues with some other .NET apps - I've only come across one and
> that was the ink input on Channel9 (linked to in .tabletpc), but I had to
> install it as the only Visual Studio stuff I can afford is the beta stuff.
> 8-)
>
> --
> Paul Smith,
> Yeovil, UK.
> http://www.windowsresource.net/
>
> *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
>
!