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Process Lasso 3.60

Posted on Wednesday, May 27 2009 @ 21:58:46 CEST by

Process Lasso is a unique new technology that will, amongst other things, improve your PC's responsiveness and stability. Windows, by design, allows programs to monopolize your CPU without restraint -- leading to freezes and hangs. Process Lasso's ProBalance technology intelligently adjusts the priority of running programs so that badly behaved programs won't interfere with your ability to use the computer!

  • Addition.Core: Added CPU throttling (both persistent and temporary). This applies a hard limit on the CPU time a process can consume. This is not meant to replace ProBalance (process balance) and should be used only in certain, appropriate situations
  • Addition.Core: Added ability to exclude specific processes from foreground boosting
  • Addition.Core: Added automatic game mode entry for user specified processes
  • Addition.Core: Added pathname to process launch log events
  • Addition.GUI: Added to the graph CPU history of currently selected process(es)
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for excluding processes from foreground boosting
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for CPU throttling
  • Addition.GUI: Added ability to suspend and resume processes
  • Addition.GUI: The system tray icon now will change to a special icon when the governor is inactive
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread count column
  • Addition.GUI: Added handle count column
  • Addition.GUI: Added application name column
  • Addition.GUI: Added thread management tab
  • Addition.GUI: Added CPU Time column
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'cancel' button to 'shutdown governor too' message box, allowing to abort the close of the GUI
  • Addition.GUI: Added minimum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Added maximum time for restraint parameter to ProBalance configuration dialog
  • Addition.GUI: Added UI support for automatic game mode entry for user specified processes
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show CPU Utilization' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show CPU history of selected processes' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show Responsiveness' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Show Memory load' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added 'Graph/Mark ProBalance events' option
  • Addition.GUI: Added secondary warning about out of date languages, specific to unupdated languages.
  • Addition.GUI: Added Process Lasso version to system tray balloon tip
  • Addition.GUI: Added right-click context menu on processes listview header, to select what process info (columns) are visible.
  • Addition.GUI: Added right-click context menu on running processes tab, to select what process info (columns) are visible.
  • Addition.GUI: Added configuration dialog to specify game processes
  • Addition.InstallHelper: Give warning if user set a global configuration and/or log path that may not be accessible by other users
  • Addition.Installer: On upgrades, added message box asking if user wants to skip install wizard
  • Addition.Installer: Added start menu shortcut to run the test application for a continous 60 seconds
  • Addition.Installer: Added build date and time to branding text
  • Change.Installer: Added warning that non-English languages may not be current
  • Change.Installer: Merged 'Advanced shortcuts' section into 'Create shortcuts' section
  • Change.Installer: Don't create shortcuts for Vista/Windows7 utilities during XP or Win2k install
  • Change.Installer: Updated to NSIS 2.42.5 unicode
  • Change.InstallHelper: Rewording of rights selection (for each isntance to manage processes of all users or not)
  • Change.InstallHelper: Cosmetic adjusments
  • Change.GUI: Set placement of OK and CANCEL buttons to conform to Windows standards (for all dialogs)
  • Change.GUI: Brightened RED used for total CPU utilization
  • Change.GUI: Improved memory load dotted line
  • Change.GUI: Consolidated 'reset column order' and 'reset column sizes' into a single menu item
  • Change.GUI: Overhaul of status bar control for main window
  • Change.GUI: Other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to process context submenu ordering (standardized)
  • Change.GUI: The warning message when the governor isn't running will not be shown continuously, instead of intermittently
  • Change.GUI: Tweaks to default column sizes
  • Change.GUI: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.GUI: Increased refresh/poll speeds
  • Change.GUI: Some optimizations to graph painting code
  • Change.GUI: More strings and code switched to unicode (the rest will be deferred until full switch to 100% unicode)
  • Change.GUI: Improved accuracy of system responsiveness calculation through algorithm changes
  • Change.GUI: Expanded width of responsiveness line of graph to better disinguish it
  • Change.GUI: Decreased default initial graph veritcal size and increased default lower listview size
  • Change.GUI: Edited new large application icon, removing the words since they didn't highlight well
  • Change.GUI: Edits to governor not running icon
  • Change.Core: Tweaks to gaming mode to mitigate potential problems
  • Change.Core: Changed default so that all new processes are logged
  • Change.Core: Major internal overhaul to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency
  • Change.Core: Tweaked default ProBalance parameters
  • Change.Core: Added milliseconds to log times
  • Change.Core: A considerable amount of other tweaks and optimizations
  • Change.Core: Added more hard coded exclusions for popular applications that should be excluded from ProBalance restraint
  • Change.Core: Made extensive changes to the ProBalance algorithm
  • Change.Core: Decreased high, normal, and low refresh intervals so that process info is updated quicker, and processes are acted on quicker
  • Change.LocalizationPack: Improved clarity of translator instructions
  • Change.InstallHelper: Change icon on for specific user suggestion when core engine set to run as a service (to warning, not error)
  • Removal.GUI: Removed menu items to set the GUI startup type. These are now found in the InstallHelper.exe program, which is run during installation.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed menu item 'Options / Log settings / Log default affinity adjustments' - as it wasn't unchecking, even though config was toggled
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed condition where resource consumption could grow indefinitely over time if the user had changed the maximum log size to 'unlimited'
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed keyboard accelerators (CTRL-A=select all, F5=refresh)
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed missing space in beta version number shown in update checker
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed issue where core engine couldn't be restarted by the GUI in Vista+ /w UAC and running with normal rights.
  • Fix.GUI: Fixed thread synchronization error that could cause log display issues (blank fields) under rare circumstances
  • Fix.GUI/Core: When running the core engine as a service, ProBalance restraint events will now be highlighted on the graph
  • Fix.Installer: Fixed missing PL application icon in Windows 'Programs and features' (Vista) or 'Add/remove programs' (XP)
  • Fix.All: Date and time format is now localized (dependent on user locale setting)
  • Fix.TestLasso: Better command line argument handlng
  • Fix.TestLasso: Some adjustments to continuous mode

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