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I'm using a very nice desktop software for Gmail (and other email providers): Mailbird. But it consumes too much RAM and CPU, so I have to close it sometimes.

I'd like to know if there is any software which allows the user to force a limit of CPU and RAM usage (sending the rest of data to the pagination file) when it stays minimized in the taskbar.

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You can trim the WorkingSet with ProcessHacker. Make a right click on the process, select "Misc" and "Reduce Working Set".

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I did it, but I don't see any change. Should appear aconfiguration windows after clicking the "Reduce Working Set" option? – chelder Oct 3 '13 at 6:07
no, the command is executed directly. Look at the "Working Set" column. – magicandre1981 Oct 3 '13 at 17:28
I don't see any column with that name. I also looked in the view menu and the options trying to find it. There isn't any "check tic" after pushing "Miscellaneous-Reduce Working Set". Maybe it doesn't work with .NET software? – chelder Oct 4 '13 at 5:54
enable the column first. – magicandre1981 Oct 4 '13 at 15:34
OK. They way to enable the column is right click at the title of any column. It was I didn't find yesterday. – chelder Oct 5 '13 at 4:42
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CleanMem can reduce the ram usage to the minimum on an specific select process.

But it will reduce the ram usage no matter if it is idle (so minimized) or not. I requested to clean the RAM only if the program is idle here:,4410.0.html

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maybe useful for you too, @magicandre1981? :) – chelder Oct 6 '13 at 14:49

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