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How Do I Resize Video Copy & Convert Window?

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Hello, I'm having a problem with the Video Copy & Convert application of Roxio Creator NXT on my 10" netbook. I'm using Windows Home Premium 64-Bit. The problem is with the window, which opens in fully expanded format, but this is larger than the area of my screen, and I can't see the lower portion of the window.

 

The Restore button is greyed-out, so I can't resize it this way. It won't let me drag the whole window upwards (it just jumps back down again), and as I can't see the bottom of the window, I can't grab the lower edge and resize it that way. As part of the window is outside the viewing area, I can't see or use the Go, Custom, or Clear List buttons.

 

This isn't a problem on my desktop computer, as I can see the whole window- although the restore button is still greyed-out, even though I don't need it...

 

Is there some way of enabling the restore button, or reaching the bottom edge, or even dragging the whole window upwards a few cm?

 

Thanks (hopefully) for your help...

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Maximize the resolution of your computer monitor if you can: What 10 inch netbook do you have? Many do not have the resolultion to make it work.

 

Did you check that your netbook has the other requirements to run this program?

 

The screen requirements are:

  • 1024x768 DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with at least 16-bit color setting, sound card, DVD-ROM drive.

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Hi sknis, it's an Asus Eee PC 1001PX. It's set to maximum resolution, which is 1024 * 600, with 32-Bit colour setting. Not sure about the graphics card, it's probably built-in to the main board? Sound card- again, not sure, but the sound works ok, and anyway that's not the issue here. There's no built-in DVD-ROM drive, but I use an external USB one which was good enough to install all my software, and I'm able to watch DVDs using this drive.

 

Really I'm just looking for a way to resize the copy & convert window so I can press the button! Everything works great, it's just that there's no restore button in the corner. Isn't there some shortcut to make the window resizeable?

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It's set to maximum resolution, which is 1024 * 600

 

Sorry, it does not meet the minimum system requirements!

 

The screen requirements are:
  • 1024x768 DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with at least 16-bit color setting, sound card, DVD-ROM drive.

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I see, so you're saying that the reason the copy & convert window is too big for the screen is because the resolution isn't high enough- at least the vertical element. The horizontal component is ok, as it's 1024 pixels, but the vertical resolution is too low by 168 pixels.

 

So, because my computer doesn't quite meet the system requirements, you can't help with this?

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"So, because my computer doesn't quite meet the system requirements, you can't help with this? "

 

What do you want us to say? If the shoe doesn't fit, you wear it the way it is or do something else. In this case, there is nothing else except to connect your video device to an external monitor and see if that will help.

 

I don't want to be mean - did you look at the specs BEFORE you bought the program. Did you buy the program for a different computer?

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No, the real reason we can't help you with it is that the window can't be resized, not sure why that's not been mentioned before. That's the way the application was written. We didn't write it, we're users, like yourself, so we can't change that. When you write code for Windows applications, you can choose not to let the user change the size of the window. That's apparently how Video Copy and Convert was written.

 

So, in this particular case, when it lists a particular screen size in the system requirements, they really mean it. Usually you'd figure you'd work around it by resizing things to fit, and scrolling as necessary, but in this case you can't.

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No, the real reason we can't help you with it is that the window can't be resized, not sure why that's not been mentioned before.

 

If the OP couldn't figure that one out from post #4 why bother?

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If the OP couldn't figure that one out from post #4 why bother?

 

Well, it leaves the subject question unanswered. Just because the system requirements state 1024x768 does not automatically imply that the screen can not be resized. Sometimes, the apparently obvious needs to be stated.

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Because his 10 inch netbook does not meet the display 1024x768 minimum system requirements he sees a widow not correctly displayed.

 

 

This isn't a problem on my desktop computer, as I can see the whole window- although the restore button is still greyed-out, even though I don't need it...

 

He even states that in Post # 5 " the reason the copy & convert window is too big for the screen", but still asks, you can't help with this? :wacko:

 

I see, so you're saying that the reason the copy & convert window is too big for the screen is because the resolution isn't high enough- at least the vertical element. The horizontal component is ok, as it's 1024 pixels, but the vertical resolution is too low by 168 pixels.

 

So, because my computer doesn't quite meet the system requirements, you can't help with this?

 

Hopefully with your post he will understand it now? :unsure:

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Yes. His question, as per the topic, "How can I resize the video copy and convert window?" Everyone danced around it saying, "doesn't meet specs," "screen is too small." That doesn't answer the question. The answer is, "you can't, because the window isn't resizeable." And yes, I think that is clearer than everything else that was posted.

 

As much as we ask the original posters to be clear with what they're asking and what they have, we need to be clear and straight forward with our answers.

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Your having as much difficulty with the post as the OP.

 

Have a good day..

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Your having as much difficulty with the post as the OP.

 

Have a good day..

 

It's you're, not your, and Dave isn't having any difficulties with the post. It appears that you might be, though.

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It's you're, not your, and Dave isn't having any difficulties with the post. It appears that you might be, though.

 

It's non of your business Lyn.

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