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Re: old Packard Bell 486 - Windows 3.1 question for those who still remember how to use it

Robert E. Watts
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      09-06-2008, 11:00 PM

Open Win 3.1, Program Manager, select Options

Make sure that "Save settings on Exit" is checked.

Make sure that PM is full size when closing Windows.

Let me know if that fixes it.

I vaguely remember *something* else that fixes this problem also, but it
hasn't surfaced yet.


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>I dug out my very old Packard Bell 486 to play a few games.
> Anyhow, I have the original restoration CDrom.
> So I restored the system to factory original.
> I have two questions, both for Windows 3.11
> I got rid of the packard bell navigator, it was annoying and loaded
> everytime I started Windows 3.11
> But unlike my other 486 running Windows 3.11, instead of Windows going
> straight to the program manager, now Program Manager is minimized, and
> I have to double click on the Program Manager icon to maximize it.
> And this is always when I restart windows, I have to do this.
> My question: How do I make Windows go directly to program manager
> like it does on my other 486.
> I hope there are atleast a few 486 dinosaurs out there that still know
> a thing or two about Windows 3.11
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