#Dexterity Improving Performance on Windows 10


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI often work with multiple instances of Dexterity open at the same time and export & import resources or cut & paste code between the instances.

Once I have everything updated, I usually Compile All to make sure that all the code is compiled and that there are no compile time errors. Don’t want any of those pesky “FP: Script Not Found” errors you get if you have saved but not compiled a script.

What I found was that when I was running compile all on multiple instances of Dexterity at the same time, Windows 10 was not fully utilizing the processing power of my machine. I also noticed that the instance which actually had focus would compile faster than the other instances.

A little bit of research and I found some Windows settings which needed to be disabled to provide better performance (and probably worse battery life). But as I am normally plugged in on mains power while developing, I did not see battery life as an issue.

So, here are the steps:

  1. Select Start >> Settings
  2. Click System >> Battery
  3. Under the Battery percentage, click Battery usage by app
  4. Change the Show drop down list to “All apps”
  5. Locate the first instance of Dexterity Development Environment
  6. Click on the instance
  7. Turn off “Let Windows decide when this app can run in the background”
  8. Turn off “Reduce the work the app can do when it’s in the background”
  9. Repeat for the remaining instances of Dexterity Development Environment
  10. Then repeat for instances of Dexterity Utilities

Here is a screenshot of the settings.

For more information, also see:

Hope you find this helpful

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

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