Set Processor Priority
Cyber Dog last edited by
OK, last wish for the day…I promise!
Processor priority control is a must. Don’t believe me? Try creating multiple gigabyte 7-zip files on a single processor system. Of course, you can always lower the priority in the Windows task manager…but who wants to have to do that for each archive? Even the very bare-bones 7-zip program from 7zip.org supports background compression. I was shocked when I couldn’t find it in PowerArchiver! I did notice that using the “Tray” option lowers the priority automatically, but I’m not a fan of this particular method. First of all, the word “Tray” gives no indication that it manipulates the priority at all, so who would know to do that? More importantly, I dont see any way to affect this in other modes, say Archive Converter. Right now I have a 4Gb rar file I want to convert to 7zip…but there seems to be no way to lower priority short of the task manager. I think one possible solution would be to just have a small menu in program Configuration to allow a global priority setting. Alternatively you could add priority menus to all creation dialoges (Converter, Add, Shell Extension dialogs, etc), but this method does sound like alot more work.
klumy last edited by
I already had posted a similar wish. setting the process priority in the options menu would be great
deipotent last edited by
I want this feature too. PA hogs the CPU when compressing/converting archives.