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Updated: 03 December, 2012

A DOS utility to switch between 25 line and 50 line screen modes.   Mode command not needed.

The most current Public release version of ScreenToggle, which was assembled on 25 January, 2000. It is 8,055 bytes (8K) in length.  The filename is     md5sum = e3ba6b9bd1984d7b43343293a45d61f9

ScreenToggle is a simple DOS command that "Toggles" your DOS screen between 25 and 50 line mode.   It works on most versions of DOS, and it works in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME.

Basically, it switches your screen between 25 and 50 line mode, and then tells DOS what mode to use.   For instance, when using ScreenToggle, DOS will use all 50 lines when in 50 line mode instead of using only half the screen.

It does not require ANSI.SYS to be loaded.

It will not work properly for Windows NT, Windows 2000/2003, or Windows XP.   NT based Operating Systems will override ScreenToggle and return your screen to its previous state.   It works, but 1/10 of a second later, NT changes it back.

For:   DOS, MSDOS, DRDOS, PTS-DOS, FreeDOS, Win3.1, Win3.11, Win95, Win98, WinME, DosBox for WinNT, Win2000, WinXP, Win Vista and Win7 or Linux x86/x64 or DOSEMU for Linux x86/x64.   Linux x86/x64 users can use either DosBox or DosEmu.


SS   -   Toggles screen mode.   If screen is in 25 line mode, it switches it to 50 line mode, and vice versa.

SS 25   -   Sets screen to 25 line mode.

SS 50   -   Sets screen to 50 line mode.

For best results, it is best to put it in your autoexec.bat's PATH= statement, or you can put it in your DOS or Windows/Winnt directories. See Maxdir (FAQ Q3) for directions on this.

For now, ScreenToggle is about as good as it will get, so no further development is in the works.   It will always be available here.

If you have any questions or if you have any problems getting it to run properly, you may No Spam

Brief Instructions are included.

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