[amsat-bb] Re: SatPS32 off screen window

Jeff KB2M kb2m at comcast.net
Sat Dec 10 07:09:27 PST 2011

 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 properly
with configuration 1. I avoided this issue for at least a year until now, as
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 saved
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, 3,
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 back

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 in 
the text file "SatPos.SQF" in the SatPC32 DATA folder, for example set both 
values to 0. The window will then be positioned in the uppler left corner of

the screen.

The data folder is hidden by default. So, make all files and folders visible

(Explorer- Tools - Folder Options - View). The path of the folder depends on

the OS, under XP it is C:\Documents and Settings\Username \AppData\SatPC32, 
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 
> stores
> it's startup window information, somehow it must of got clobbered. I'm
> running XP...
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