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Change the default icon allignment of windows desktop

When a file is created or moved or anything inside the desktop dir, the default alignment is from left-top to down: What I want to do is to assign a different default alignment, for example from ...
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1answer
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How can I reliably check how much resources do processes take up? (Is there a WinDirStat for RAM, CPU, etc?)

I've been using WindirStat for quite some time and am amazed by how efficiently and clearly it shows which content takes up space on my computer. The rectangles are grouped by folder and extension. ...
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2answers
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Windows, why your 8 GB of RAM feel like a few MB?

I'm on Windows 7 x64 with 4-core Intel i7 and 8 GB of RAM, but lately it feels like my computer's "RAM" is located solely on the hard drive. Here is what the task manager shows: The total amount ...
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1answer
974 views

System monitoring tool via command line in Windows

Is there a command line tool for Windows XP to display system resources, like available memory usage, cpu, diskspace etc... Small and requires a non-install. Best Regards, Anders
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5answers
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Physical memory usage always high!

I recently installed windows XP Pro and also installed a few programs (avast, tortoise, apache, php, mysql). Nothing that should be a resource hog. I have an image of process explorer: ...
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3answers
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Resource Editor for Windows Applications to replace Icon , open source, quick and simple

I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2000. Each application has a primary icon that is displayed in the taskbar and on the desktop and in the application window. The icon lives in the ...
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3answers
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What does 'Highest active time' for disk activity in Windows resource monitor mean?

I know what the disk io, disk queue length and other measures are, but what does 'Highest active time' mean? Is it the amount of time it is busy handling requests, or something else? When it is ...
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2answers
780 views

How can I change program icons?

I have some old Python programs that I compiled with a tool called py2exe. Now I no longer have the sources but I would like to change the program icons to something meaningful. I'd also like to ...
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2answers
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Can I do anything to mitigate GDI resource leakage in Windows?

There's a problem on all Windows systems that there's a limitation on graphical primitives that can be used system-wide. Which leads to the following: once I've started several (actually something ...