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We are running Wavelink or Avalanche software on the MC9090. Unfortunately, the top and bottom of the screen is being used seemingly by the Options and Wavelink toolbars, respectively. This reduces the amount of usable screen space. How do I suppress these toolbars to reclaim the precious screen space?

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The setting to hide the options menu and start bar can be done within the Emulation Parameters on a host PC.
From the main switch board run "Emulation Parameters" and then expand >>Emulation>>Display

This will give you a wide range of options which are useful to you:-

  • Hide Horizontal Scroll Bar
  • Hide Menu
  • Hide Vertical Scroll Bar
  • Start Menu
I would then set a key within:-

Menu Toggle Key

So that you could bring it up at any time when required. Most people use <CTRL><M> which is in fact <C><0x4D> (from memory).

Hope this helps.

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Posted on May 11, 2010

  • Stuart Pilkington-Way
    Stuart Pilkington-Way May 11, 2010

    You can also do it within the gun itself.

    To hide that start bar (if running Win CE and Not Windows Mobile:-

    From the start menu, select [Settings] and then [Taskbar and Start Menu].
    From the pop up box you can then untick >>Always on top<< and if you like tick >>Auto hide<< (but this option wouldn't make much difference.

    To hide the options menu:-
    Within the Wavelink TE program (in this example using TelnetCE version 7.0.82).

    [Options], [Configure] and then [Emulation].

    You are then prompted for "Input Terminal Config Password"
    The default password is 'config'

    If you haven't got a host profile setup it will prompt you to configure one.

    Once you are at the [Settings] stage find the Tab marked display.

    You can then hide the following:-

    • Menu

    • Vertical Scroll Bar

    • Horizontal Scroll Bar

    • Keypad

    You can also set keys here to hide and show the menu and keypad.

    Hope this helps.

    If you need any more help then please do not hesitate to contact us:-

    or TEL +44(0)1202 620955


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