General Settings

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This dialog allows you to configure general settings of TaskInfo.

Click on title of setting to read its description:


Show ToolBar

Show/hide the program toolbar.

Show Status Bar

Show/hide status bar at the bottom of main window.

Show GraphBar

Show/hide the graphbar.

Always on Top

Keep TaskInfo main Window always over windows of other applications

Close to SysTray

If enabled, TaskInfo won’t exit when you click on cross at the top right of the main window, it will be minimized to SysTray.

Disable multiple TaskInfo

Disable/enable launch multiple instances of TaskInfo. In most cases you really don’t need to do it, and if you try to run another instance of TaskInfo by accident, the first instance that is already running will be activated.

Launch TaskInfo on startup

If enabled, TaskInfo will be launched automatically at every system startup. This option is useful with Start minimized turned on too.

Start As Win9x Service

If enabled, TaskInfo will run as a system service (available only under Windows 95/98/ME). TaskInfo won’t be closed after logoff of user that has launched it.

Start Minimized

If enabled, TaskInfo will start with its main window minimized.

Minimize to SysTray

If enabled, TaskInfo won’t be present in the system taskbar when you minimize its main window, it will only show its icon it SysTray.

Drop Idle Priority Threads CPU%

If checked, CPU usage of threads with Idle priority will not be considered. It may be useful for processes like CPU/motherboard monitors etc.

Refresh Interval in seconds

It defines how often all information is updated (interval in seconds). The less is the interval, the more adequate is real-time information, but it increases CPU usage of TaskInfo itself. Possible values are from 1/2 to 10 seconds. Default value is 2.

Long Time averaging for "LT %CPU" in Refresh Intervals

Set averaging (long-time) interval for ‘LT %CPU’ column in process pane. Possible values are from 2 to 25 refresh intervals (see previous command) and ‘Infinite’ (see below). For example, if you set it to 10 and refresh interval to 4 seconds, averaging time will be 40 seconds. It is very useful for programmers to tune their applications. It has more stable values than %CPU.

Digital Signatures Checking

Synchronously: Check Signature of Module without delay. Leads to slower TaskInfo start and delays while navigating TaskInfo information

Asynchronously: Check Signatures of Modules distributing System Load in time. Optimal variant.

Disable: Disable Digital Signatures checking.


images\candle.gif Note: If you select Infinite averaging time, averaging time interval will be set to infinite, and all average %CPU values will be calculated in time interval between moments when this option is turned on and is turned off. If this option was already selected and you apply it another time, all internal averaging counters will be reset (the same as you restart averaging process).


images\candle.gif See also: View menu, SysTray menu

images\candle.gif Tip: you can select any configuration dialog by clicking icons at the left of dialog, or by using Configuration menu.