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4G LTE is prioritized over LAN/Ethernet

I have an issue with my laptop and internet connections. In my system, if there is no WiFi, the system prioritizes cellular broadband instead of ethernet. As soon as I connect WiFi, LAN is prioritized....
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Q: monitor priority of a process on Windows

We have a quite complex network of individual processes that interact with each other (shared memory, tcp,...). Somehow a couple of them run with "below average" priority but are started as &...
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Why is this high priority thread in the ready state for so long?

I'm playing around with wpa and found that the threads I looked at spend way too much time in the ready state. In the picture you can see a thread running at priority of 31. Dividing the total time ...
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In Chrome, give more CPU "priority" to a given domain (site)

I'd like the domain chess.com that does CPU intensive calculation / analysis in web-assembly to be given some kind of "priority" in Chrome. "Priority" could be for instance Allow ...
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Is it possible to set USB device priority?

I bought a Fresco Logic 2000 USB to HDMI adapter. It works but when playing videos on the screen attached with USB it makes my mouse and keyboard slow down and be jumpy when playing youtube videos. ...
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rhel7, kvm, custom machine slice for cgroup priorities

Following these docs Control Groups Resource Management RHEL specific docs (might require subscription access). Introduction to control groups Controller specific kernel documentation I'm trying to ...
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wmic has been deprecated with Windows 10, 21H1

The current Windows 10 upgrade 21H1 mentioned The WMIC tool is deprecated But to avoid manually fiddling with Task Manager I just call—actually via DOSKEY macros—in cmd.exe, like wmic process where ...
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Windows 10 priotize program in bandwidth usage over windows updates

there are many questions on different forums asking whether one could turn off automatic Windows updates etc. But I want my Windows to automatically download Updates etc. What I don't want is these ...
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Prevent apps from putting themselves in the foreground

Some applications, when being installed, updated or opened, tend to force themselves in the foreground. When another application is in the foreground already, like in the worst case, a game in full ...
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How may one reduce the impact of a WSL2 session on the performance of its Windows host?

I have been running some computationally-intensive processes (compiling and linking large programs) in WSL2 on Windows 10 Pro (build 19041.746), and doing so noticably slows down graphical Windows ...
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Unable to have Windows give priority to a specific network adapter

We have a Windows 7 PC with 3 network adapters (2 physical and 1 virtual): Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192....
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How to modify the shortcut so that a certain program runs with high priority?

This says I got to do something like https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89548-set-cpu-process-priority-applications-windows-10-a.html C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" /AboveNormal &...
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Run a program with high or realtime priority (yes, I've read the other threads)

I'm trying to get: start "" /high "c:\software\mysoftware.exe" or start "" /realtime "c:\software\mysoftware.exe" To work on Windows 10. Which I of course can'...
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Prioritised outgoing emails using Exim

Our outgoing email queue uses Exim (on Centos) and is used both for sending bulk batches of email to clients and sending authentication keys, eg as part of the forgotten password routine. On some ...
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How does VirtualBox handle thread priority in the guest?

Assume a scenario in which a VirtualBox VM is running a multi-threaded app which is maxing out all available CPU cores. However, the threads run at low priority, thus if anything else were to run on ...
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Windows 10 I/O causes audio hiccups

Basically, when heavy I/O is happening it causes audio to break up and it's really annoying during conference calls. Even just loading a more demanding webpage is enough to do this, the other day I ...
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How to make All Chrome Threads Run High CPU Priority?

Run normally, all Chrome processes have normal priority. The various threads represent various tabs, extensions, etc. But, then i launch chrome with high CPU priority. I'm using: cmd.exe /c start "...
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Prioritising task scheduler

I have recently started using task scheduler to make an authentication window pop up when the workstation is unlocked. This doesn't need to be secure or anything, it's for monitoring time spent on the ...
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What should I focus on for a custom PC NOT for gaming? [closed]

I'm wanting to build my own powerful PC, but I'm not interested in PC gaming (I prefer my Xbox, thank you). My question is, what components are less or more important for general usage (coding, office,...
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Why some processes cannot change CPU priority?

I'm on older machine and setting priority to Above Normal or High helps to improve performance for certain applications. Like e.g. for games. I use System Explorer to set priority and set to ...
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What prevents my RT thread from working?

I have some data acquisition application running under Linux 2.6.37 on DM8148 with TI Linux. I have two threads: thread named IDE, scheduled as SCHED_RR, prio 114 (75), which collects data from HW ...
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What happens if I set single threaded process to realtime priority on multicore PC?

I'm referring to Windows 10 operating system, but I believe the answer might be OS independent. On windows, the real-time priority level is the highest priority level, use to process keyboard and ...
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How can a batch lower the priority ONLY of the cmd that runs it?

I have a batch that runs a series of commands that will be long and CPU intensive. I don't mind when it will be finished so I would prefer it to use only idle CPU cycles. If I set the priority of the ...
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Start process in realtime priority

This is a follow-up on this question I need to start a process with the realtime priority. start "my_script.py" /realtime "Z:\location\of\python\script" doesn't result in realtime priority. It sets ...
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start /realtime with a .bat file but the process is still not realtime

I have created a .BAT file: start /realtime "c:\software\mysoftware.exe" but when launching it on Windows 10, it's not displayed as"Realtime" in the Task Manager. What can be the potential problems ...
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launching a program with cpu affinity AND priority presets

I'm trying to create a shortcut for Traktor pro 2 which assigns the programs priority level and core assignments. In this case i'm trying to launch Traktor with realtime priority, set to function on ...
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Change process priority using cmd

Using the command wmic process where processid= 2140 CALL setpriority 128 (found here) I am trying to change the priority of a specific process (PID 2140). Running the command it gives me the ...
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Why is VLC Player unable to keep up with decoding a video when another program is using CPU, even though it's low priority?

I'm running ffmpeg on Windows 7 to re-encode some videos to x265. While it's running I want to watch some other videos in VLC Player (also x265-encoded, so decoding them takes a lot of CPU, too). I ...
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Can I run a low priority query on MySQL?

I have a MySQL table with 3GB data and the ALTER TABLE to create a new field lasts about 15 minutes in pre-production. The software can both do read- and write-queries with the new field or without ...
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Prioritize UDP over FTP, SCP, etc. in Linux

I have a setup wherein one "master" Linux system communicates with 3 "slave" systems also running Linux on a dedicated Ethernet interface(just the master & the 3 slaves). The slaves send data to ...
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Set internet priority access on program by program basis [duplicate]

Is there a way to prioritize which programs are using my bandwidth? For instance I often have background downloads running when I play video games but would like to make sure Dota 2 has all the ...
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On a GPU in Linux, how can a process be killed when another process is launched, and then restarted when the other process completes?

I have a laptop that is normally running GPU cryptocurrency mining. I want the laptop to kill this cryptocurrency mining when any intensive deep learning process is launched. So, I'm not trying to ...
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How to prevent extra latency caused by a download

I use tcping, which pings a TCP port, in order to check the connection of my computer to a certain port. The average response time of a specific address and port is 50ms in normal connection. Now I ...
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How do I prioritize WLAN over LAN in Windows 10

I have an issue with my Wireless disconnecting when I dock my notebook. I usually have a Citrix session going and if the connection is changed from WLAN to LAN, the session crashes/disconnects. SO......
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Setting process priority in Windows Task Manager on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to change the base priority to "Above Normal" for a process using Task Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, but the value keeps changing back to "Normal" in the Base Priority column (and ...
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Changing boot priority - Ubuntu fresh install from windows 10 -

On my old laptop, a Samsung NP915S3G-K03UK [1,2], I was changing the OS from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. What I have done Booted the software launcher from a USB Installed and restarted the ...
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What is the lowest priority Process Explorer can set?

I ask because the last two entries in the context menu sound as if they may be in the wrong order: … Background: 4 (Low I/O and Memory Priority) Idle: 4 If these both have the same numeric base ...
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Set disk I/O priorities in Win7 or only allow disk access to specific processes (via batch file)?

The former would be more elegant but the latter is also fine for my purposes (and probably the more errorproof solution). I capture 720p50-HDTV losslessly (ULH0/ULH2) and my archive-drive is fast ...
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Is process priority periodically recalculated by OS?

I have a question regarding win-7 schedule and process priority. The scenario is: I have a process running, initially in priority "Normal" I find this process to be often reduced to Background (Low ...
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What is the difference between ulimit -r and -e?

What is the real-time scheduling priority mean (ulimit -e) ,and how to use it ? -r The maximum real-time scheduling priority -e The maximum scheduling priority ("nice")
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How to prioritize an application's network interface use?

We have a OSX.10 MacPro that runs AFP (apple file protocol) file sharing services (client version, NOT server) on a gigabit network with approximately 20 machines. A regular need is 1 or several ...
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Priority in Static routes?

I have 2 default routes with different gateways: # netstat -nr Routing Table: IPv4 Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface -------------------- --------------------...
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How do priorities work on task-manager and when should/n't I set this?

I've been setting some processes priority in order to see what it actually happens, but, guess what... Nothing; it all runs the same way... I found on Google that priorities are not really linked ...
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Is there a way to "hack" windows 10 to use its entire CPU power in one task or process?

I work with applications like Blender, and, according to "Task Manager" and "Resource Monitor", windows uses less than 40% CPU (at most, with the option below) and less than 30% memory when I render a ...
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Can I tell Windows 8.1 to always switch to a certain network, even if connected to another one already?

At my grandma's place, I use a public network that's provided by the ISP of a neighbor to all the ISP customers. The network is public, but it requires a username and password to even connect to the ...
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Prioritising network bandwidth with Huawei E5172 router

I have Huawei 5172 router and I wonder is it possible to prioritise network bandwidth for some computers in my home network? By 'prioritise' I mean in a general way, not any specific protocol or ...
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Change default priority for an exe (every time the program is launched)

I have a big image manipulation program that runs slow and that I am used to run with no other apps. I want to permanently set the exe to run at a higher priority. I could run it through a batch file ...
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Reactivate Dormant Processes in Windows7

I have a very computationally intensive program (which I wrote in python) and starting two days ago I ran 6 copies of it in parallel (using 6 Cygwin terminals on a Mac Book Pro running Windows7 in ...
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A process CPU usage doesn't change for different priority

I wrote an infinite loop in python to print No! in the output. while True: print("No!") When I execute it, I see its process (pythonw.exe) in Windows-Task-Manager that uses 60% of the CPU. I did ...
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Why doesn't prioritizing processes produce a speed improvement?

I have got 2 applications that are both using a lot of system resources. When I decrease the priority of one in Task Manager, while increasing the other, I don't notice any significant improvement in ...
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