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Author Topic: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP  (Read 6390 times)

masu

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Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« on: November 04, 2009, 01:32:34 PM »
Hello,

for me it lookss like that FARR response a little bit more faster on WinXP than on Win7.
Can anyone confirm this behaviour?
On Windows 7 it always takes some seconds until FARR display the results.
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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 10:41:21 PM »
Go to Program Options -> Settings -> General. Under Interactive memory use, try setting it to stay in memory longer (faster to wake up, uses more memory when minimized.)

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 03:08:26 AM »
Hello,

thanks

This option has been activated. But it still needs longer time.
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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 03:09:41 AM »
try clearing your launch history list, see if that makes a difference.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 03:49:51 AM »
thanks for the hint. I have made the change and will observe the next days, if FARR speed has been improved.
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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 11:50:38 PM »
to masu: I found the same problem as yours. It takes several seconds to show the results.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 04:57:03 PM »
Do you by chance have an anti-virus program installed on 7 that you didn't on XP?  I haven't played with 7 enough to have seen a difference yet, but I know on XP my anti-virus has this effect...  I've tried both AVG and Avira and they both do it, so I would assume others as well.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 10:30:36 PM »
ok, I seemd to find what the problem is.
it' more slower than before in XP, really bore me a lot. I tried to modify the items in the "options", and this:

change the "result label path" from "one level path" to none, can reduce the delay obviously, you can try.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 03:21:34 AM »
ok, I seemd to find what the problem is.
it' more slower than before in XP, really bore me a lot. I tried to modify the items in the "options", and this:

change the "result label path" from "one level path" to none, can reduce the delay obviously, you can try.

Works for me too. Wonder why it is so  :-\

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 08:30:04 PM »
I was about to abandon FARR for Launchy when I found this thread. I found the one level path fix worked too.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 08:32:57 PM »
that is really strange.. i guess i better look into it.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2010, 08:43:29 AM »
Just FYI,

I came to this thread looking for a solution because mine was taking 2-3 seconds to pop up the history list, the difference is that I am on Vista.

I also made the one level path change and the results pop up very quickly now.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 08:46:16 AM »
ok ill def be looking into this in the next couple of days. very strange.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 02:59:41 AM »
That solved the issue for me too. Thanks.

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Re: Farr seems to run slower on Win7 than on WinXP
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 09:42:48 PM »
i'm having a hard time figuring out how to fix this because i can't reproduce the problem, or tell difference in speeds.

can any of you who have experienced this clearly reproduce it (ie you can clearly and reliably tell the speed difference as you switch between these settings), and is willing to help me beta test a fix?