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Author Topic: How can I lower the spec?  (Read 1643 times)

Trianox

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How can I lower the spec?
« on: September 26, 2009, 09:23:59 PM »
Hello everyone, I'm new around and I must start by saying thanks for this wonderful piece of software.

Very nicely done.

I have a low spec portable computer and sometime, not too often, I lag while switch from from folder to folder within Circle Dock. Would you guys know some options I could disable so it would be less requesting for my small pc?
Example, I disabled the rotation.
Should I disable the shading/fading within animation?
Any hints? =)

And excuse my poor computer skills.

MS Windows XP Home SP3
Intel Atom CPU N280 @ 1,66GHz, 2,0GB, Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family.

Thanks!

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Re: How can I lower the spec?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 10:27:37 AM »
I have a low spec portable computer and sometime, not too often, I lag while switch from from folder to folder within Circle Dock. Would you guys know some options I could disable so it would be less requesting for my small pc?
Example, I disabled the rotation.
Should I disable the shading/fading within animation?
Any hints? =)

And excuse my poor computer skills.

MS Windows XP Home SP3
Intel Atom CPU N280 @ 1,66GHz, 2,0GB, Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family.
I also run Circle Dock on a netbook, with similar specs to yours, and there's absolutely no need to disable rotation or disable shading/fading: they all work fine. However, the program is configured to wait until all the Items (or Icons) for a given layer have been created before it displays them. This delay is very noticeable on low-powered PCs such as netbooks.

Using Windows Notepad (not Wordpad) you can open CONFIG.INI which you will find in the program's SYSTEM\SETTINGS folder and change the first line following "[General]" which you will find says:
ShowLevelRealTimeCreation=false
Change this to read:
ShowLevelRealTimeCreation=true
then save the file and you'll find that the program appears quicker.

I'll shortly be uploading an unofficial update ("unofficial" because I'm not the program's author) which includes the above ability as an option in the Configuration Dialog. The update includes a further 10 or so improvements and bug fixes.


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Re: How can I lower the spec?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 05:32:48 PM »
A wonderful!

Thanks for the good advices and the very quick answer! =)