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Known Problems with Windows Solitaire

This article was previously published under Q58384
SUMMARY
This article discusses the following known problems in Windows Solitaire(SOL.EXE):

  • F1 Key Does Not Activate Help
  • Help Does Not Close When Exiting Solitaire
  • No Cards Are Displayed in Solitaire
  • Two Instances of Solitaire Cause Screen Redraw Problem
  • Icon Truncated When Solitaire Is Loaded with the LOAD= Option
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F1 Key Does Not Activate Help

In Microsoft Windows 3.0 and 3.1 Solitaire (SOL.EXE), the F1 key does notactivate the Help Index. To work around this problem, from the Help menuchoose the Index command with the mouse or press ALT+H, I.

Help Does Not Close When Exiting Solitaire

If Help is active in Microsoft Windows 3.0 Solitaire, and you exitSolitaire without quitting Help, Help does not close.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Solitaire versions 3.0and 3.0a. Due to design changes, this problem does not occur inWindows 3.1.

No Cards Are Displayed in Solitaire

If you start Solitaire (SOL.EXE) minimized, no cards are displayed when yourestore the window. This problem occurs if you have Solitaire on theWIN.INI LOAD= line or if you run Solitaire from the Program Manager withthe SHIFT key pressed.

To start a new game, choose Deal from the Game menu.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows Solitaireversion 3.0 and 3.0a. This problem does not occur in later versions ofWindows.

Two Instances of Solitaire Cause Screen Redraw Problem

If you run two games of Solitaire and then close the first game, the secondgame has screen redraw problems when you restore or maximize it.

The green background displays only where the cards can be placed, and awhite background displays everywhere else. This is a cosmetic problem only;you can work around it by dealing the cards again. This works untilSolitaire is again minimized and then restored or maximized. If you runonly one game of Solitaire, this problem does not occur.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows Solitaireversion 3.0 and 3.0a. This problem does not occur in later versions ofWindows.

Icon Truncated When Solitaire Is Loaded with the LOAD= Option

The Microsoft Windows Solitaire icon is either truncated or nonexistent ifyou use the LOAD= line in the WIN.INI file to load Solitaire. This problemonly occurs if SOL.EXE is the first program on the LOAD= line.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows Solitaireversion 3.0 and 3.0a. This problem does not occur in later versions ofWindows.

KBCategory: kbtool kbbuglist
KBSubcategory: win30 win31
3.0 3.00 3.0a 3.00a left open 3.1 3.11 spliced cut gone not present
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Article ID: 58384 - Last Review: 09/24/2011 04:39:00 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
  • KB58384
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