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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

OVERSCAN Preferences Editor
Purpose: To change the size of the display area for text and graphics.
Format: OVERSCAN [<filename>] [EDIT | USE | SAVE] [PUBSCREEN=<public screen name>] [CREATEICONS=YES | NO] [SCREEN] [LEFT=<coord> | LEFT | CENTER | MOUSE | AUTO]
[TOP=<coord> | TOP | CENTER | MOUSE | AUTO]
[WIDTH=<size> | MAXSIZE | MINSIZE | AUTO]
[HEIGHT=<size> | MAXSIZE | MINSIZE | AUTO]
[FONTNAME=<font name>] [FONTSIZE=<font size>]
Template: FROM, EDIT/S, USE/S, SAVE/S, PUBSCREEN/K, CREATEICONS/K, SCREEN/S, LEFT/K, TOP/K, WIDTH/K, HEIGHT/K, FONTNAME/K, FONTSIZE/K/N
Path: SYS:Prefs/Overscan
OVERSCAN without any arguments or with the EDIT argument should open the Overscan Preferences editor.

However, from our experience, while the Overscan Preferences editor loads, it doesn't actually do or display anything at this time, so for all intents and purposes is disabled. The following parameters would apply if it was working as specified.

The FROM argument <filename> enables you to specify a file to open. This must be a file that was previously saved with the 'Save As' menu item of the Overscan Preferences editor. For example, if you have previously saved a special configuration of the Overscan Preferences editor to a file in the Presets drawer, you can use the FROM argument to open that file.

If the USE switch is also given, the Overscan Preferences editor will not be opened, but the settings in the FROM file will be used.

If the SAVE switch is given, the Overscan Preferences editor will not open, but the settings in the FROM file will be saved.

The PUBSCREEN option can be used to specify a <public screen name> where the Overscan Preferences editor should open.

If CREATEICONS=YES is specified, an icon will be created for the saved file, otherwise no icon will be created.

The SCREEN option can be used to force the Overscan Preferences editor to open in full-screen mode.

The LEFT, TOP, WIDTH and HEIGHT options can be used to customise where the Overscan Preferences editor window should appear on the screen and the size of the window.

The FONTNAME and FONTSIZE options can be used to specify the font and font size to be used in the Overscan Preferences editor window.

Instructions for using the Overscan Preferences editor can be found here.

Example 1:

3.OS4:> OVERSCAN will open the Overscan Preferences window.


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Disclaimer: Amiga Auckland have prepared the above information for the use of its members based on our experiences and as such is subject to revision at any time. Amiga Auckland cannot guarantee any of the information and cannot be held accountable for any issues that may result from using it.


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Revised: February 9, 2006.