#1 2011-03-30 18:15:04

cstuffer
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Application priority

Hello,

Recently, we see some emerging applications which are playing with application priority.
But also some programs are playing with this by theirselve, as example AVG.

Is there some true advantages to play with this ??

And for an application written in Delphi,
a) Is there some advantages to switch between Low and High when the application fall in idle mode ?

b) What is the default application priority for an application made with Delphi?

c) and finally, how to catch when an application really fall in idle mode ?

d) Is it safe to play with this ?
   
Thank you
Carl

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#2 2011-03-31 06:02:27

ab
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Re: Application priority

I'm no expert in this (didn't have to use it) but:

a) I honestly don't know.

b) this is the default/normal process priority

c) Take a look at process explorer for instance. You can get process information from the outside.

d) I think it's safe - but is it worth it?

By itself, Windows does its own cooking with processes, threads and priorities.
There should be very low interest of playing with priorities.
As far as I can tell, those priorities are more "wishes" than absolute settings. Windows can do what it wants...

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#3 2011-03-31 18:53:41

cstuffer
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Re: Application priority

Hello,

As far as I can tell, those priorities are more "wishes" than absolute settings. Windows can do what it wants...

That was my opinion.
It's was i asked the question.

Thank you for your reply.
Carl

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