Microsoft KB Archive/40545
Article ID: 40545
Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006
This article was previously published under Q40545
To make the current window larger using the keyboard when inside the Microsoft QuickBasic 4.50 environment, you must press either ALT+PLUS (pressing the PLUS key on the numeric keypad while holding down ALT) or SHIFT+ALT+EQUAL, where EQUAL is the EQUAL/PLUS key on the normal keyboard. If you press ALT in conjunction with the EQUAL/PLUS key without holding down the SHIFT key, the computer will simply beep because this is the same as ALT+EQUAL. This limitation applies only to Microsoft QuickBasic 4.50 for MS-DOS.
QB.EXE Versions 4.00 and 4.00b did not require holding down the SHIFT key in conjunction with the EQUAL/PLUS key on the regular keyboard.
In the QBX.EXE environment provided with the Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00, the PLUS key must be the key on the numeric keypad. Using ALT+PLUS or ALT+SHIFT+PLUS where PLUS is the EQUAL/PLUS has no effect.
Inside the QuickBasic editing environment, pressing the PLUS and MINUS keys in conjunction with the ALT key will enlarge or reduce the size of the active window. In QB.EXE Versions 4.00 and 4.00b, you can size the active window by pressing ALT+PLUS or ALT+MINUS using either the PLUS and MINUS keys on the numeric keypad or the regular keyboard.
However, with QuickBasic Version 4.50, the ALT+PLUS using the EQUAL/PLUS key on the regular keyboard will not work unless you use SHIFT+ALT+PLUS because you have to press SHIFT to get the PLUS sign on the regular keyboard.
In the QBX.EXE environment of the Basic PDS Version 7.00 the ALT+MINUS will work with either the MINUS on the regular keyboard or the numeric keypad. ALT+PLUS will work only when PLUS is the PLUS key on the numeric keypad.
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