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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 43505, Entry date: 11/08/1996
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Black bars when starting STEP5 V6.6 in the DOS window

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PROBLEM:
When you start STEP 5 V6.6 in a DOS window under WIN 95, black bars appear at the top and bottom.

ANSWER:
Go to "START Icon\Settings" and start menu item "Task Bar". Select the "Programs in "Start" menu" tab and then select the "Extended..." button. An Explorer window now opens with the task bar structure.
Now open the "SIMATIC\STEP5V66" folder and select the entry "STEP5 Maximize" (see also Figure 1). Using the right mouse button you can display other menu items. Select the "Properties" item. In the window that now opens (see Figure 2) select the "Other" tab. Now activate the "Always discontinue temporarily" function in the "Background" field.

Figure 1: Explorer Task View

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Figure 2: Properties of STEP 5 Maximize

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