[amsat-bb] Re: SatPS32 off screen window
kb2m at comcast.net
Sat Dec 10 10:28:32 PST 2011
The problem was that the window was off screen AND the move option wasn't
available, all that was available was minimize, or x close. Try right
clicking on the satps32 in the taskbar, then try an alt space bar. The
observer two window comes up with the move option, and that is what will
move :-). Like I said none of the normal window fixes worked, or were
What I did fixed the problem, and also after I sent my last post I had to
chuckle as what Erich said would of course worked if executed before I
73 Jeff kb2m
From: Gregg Wonderly [mailto:w5ggw at cox.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 12:18 PM
To: Jeff KB2M
Cc: 'Erich Eichmann'; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: SatPS32 off screen window
When a window is off screen, it is possible to "move" that window on screen
right clicking it in the task bar, selecting move, and then holding down the
appropriate "left" or "right" arrow keys to move it on the display. Try it
time to see how it works and then you'll be ready for the moment.
On 12/10/2011 9:09 AM, Jeff KB2M wrote:
> First , as I was very tired last night from working at finishing up my
> newly finished basement shack I neglected to mention I didn't have the
> problem will all SatPC32 configurations, the program was behaving
> with configuration 1. I avoided this issue for at least a year until now,
> I had to add another radio.
> I did a search for all occurrences' of SatPos.SQF I found the offending
> file, did an edit, but the edit wouldn't stick as I couldn't quit the
> program properly(with a proper quit) as the SatPC32 window was still off
> screen. What I figured out I had to do, was change the SatPC32 shortcut
> start properties to start maximized. After the program came up, I then
> it with a quit. Then changed startup properties back to a normal window.
> Then restarted SatPC32 and positioned the window where I wanted it to
> startup and then did another quit. I had to do this for configurations 2,
> and 4. I'm running XP , never configured a second monitor, I have no idea
> how this happened. Thanks for all the help. All is once again good in KB2M
> sat op land :-)
> 73 Jeff kb2m
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erich Eichmann [mailto:erich.eichmann at t-online.de]
> Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:49 AM
> To: Jeff KB2M
> Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SatPS32 off screen window
> Hi Jeff,
> if you have at least a part of the program window on the screen move it
> with the mouse to the position you want. Then close the program from the
> menu "File", "Quit". That will save the last screen position. Closing the
> program with the "x" control will not.
> If the window is completely off the screen, change the two first entries
> the text file "SatPos.SQF" in the SatPC32 DATA folder, for example set
> values to 0. The window will then be positioned in the uppler left corner
> the screen.
> The data folder is hidden by default. So, make all files and folders
> (Explorer- Tools - Folder Options - View). The path of the folder depends
> the OS, under XP it is C:\Documents and Settings\Username
> under Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\User\Username\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32.
> 73s, Erich, DK1TB
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff KB2M"<kb2m at comcast.net>
> To: "'Amsat BB'"<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 11:59 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPS32 off screen window
>> Has anyone had a SatPC32 problem where the program opens in a window off
>> screen. I'm stuck here and none of the standard window fixes to bring the
>> window back onscreen I goggled up work. I need to know where SatPC32
>> it's startup window information, somehow it must of got clobbered. I'm
>> running XP...
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