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Started by mjdl, December 01, 2009, 03:00:32 PM
Quote from: mjdl on December 01, 2009, 03:00:32 PMI've just updated from whatever Process Lasso version was current around August to the current stable release (3705). As usual, Jeremy has been a real beaver, lots of new features. Some immediate, but I hope, sensible reactions (in no particular priority order):
Quote1) The anti-sleep feature for designated processes is very useful: from time to time I profile my LCD (with ArgyllCMS, another superb set of programs). I always have to remember to switch to the "All timers off" power scheme before I do it (ArgyllCMS is very exacting, and takes about an hour to complete), and ensure that the LCD's brightness level is exactly the same in that scheme as the power saving scheme I normally use.
QuoteHowever, ProcessLasso has implemented the anti-sleep feature as a wholesale power scheme switch, rather than just temporarily changing the power scheme timeouts for monitor blanking, screen-saver, sleep, hibernation and power-off. In my case, it chooses the "Video Playback" scheme, which is the one scheme that switches the LCD's brightness to max level (I can adjust it, of course, but max brightness is appropriate for video watching, whereas photo editing requires reducing the max level).
QuoteHence my request: either implement this feature via temporary changes in the time-outs (probably not a good idea, since the set of available time-outs depends on the particular computer model) or--yet another user option!--enumerate the power schemes defined on that particular computer and let the user choose the one to be used by default for the anti-sleep feature.
QuoteMaybe you could generalize this feature to also take care of the "Gaming Mode", since this also involves changing the power scheme's CPU performance default to maximum performance, no scaling. Conceivably some people might find configuring a power scheme for gaming a better choice in addition to the default of dynamically boosting the CPU priority of the gaming program. In order not to clutter the main GUI, these choices would be handled in the dialog listing these gaming programs.
Quote2) The hovering pop-up with process data in the process list is very welcome, but I notice that it only works in the "Process name" column. I think I was one of the people asking for that feature, but I was wrong to ask that it be available only in that column: I don't keep the ProcessLasso GUI continuously running in the tray, just starting it when I want to monitor a program, hence I have pretty much all the columns displayed in a particular order. This means horizontally scrolling the process window to look at particular columns, and it's easy to lose track of which row correspond to a process. It would be useful to have just the process executable name briefly appear when the pointer hovers on a process's row. Is that possible?