I apologize if I offended you or your program!
Maybe the term "overhead" was used in the wrong context.
I am looking for a simple program to just blink the scroll lock LED without any other features.
I appreciate programmers like you who work hard to put out quality programs for free. I have tried your program and found it to work as you have stated without any issues on my computer.
Again I sincerely apologize if you took offense to my statements.
Hehehe don't take it so hard
I just had the impression that you was complaining about something that was simply not true (I was under the impression that you meant that DriveGLEAM was to slow / made your system slow who is nearly impossible).
You can use DriveGLEAM to show activity on the scroll lock key but, beware to do this as systemfriendly as possible without any hacks DriveGLEAM have to simulate a real keypress = screensavers might not work. Since many programs never use scroll lock for anything useful I use this solution for now until enough people complain about it
Feel free to ask me to build a program that only shows hard-drive activity on scroll lock and I might fix one for you (for free off course) but please give me a good reason why you can't use DriveGLEAM to do the same thing. DriveGLEAM is only 80kb (~0.08 Megabyte) notepad for windows is ca 70kb. Also DriveGLEAM is written 100% in C so it should be rather fast and the other features in DriveGLEAM does not consume any resources if they are not in use (except a few kb of memory).
If you (or anyone else for that matter) feel to discuss this you can talk to me on http://forum.dirtcellar.net
PS! good to hear that someone still appreciate free software