Posted on 1997-06-26
I use a Windoze application (DRAFIX CAD v3.00) that hogs all "available" CPU cycles. This makes things in the background run somewhat slowly, but that's OK, when the app is in the foreground. However, it continues to eat all available cycles even when I remove the focus from it, and even when I minimize it! I have DOS_BACKGROUND_EXECUTION and WIN_DDE both set OFF. Why does this thing continue to run in the background? (Very annoying).
A related question: When I print a much of anything to my Laserjet 4, the system is very unresponsive while spooling. The Queue Priority is set all the way to the left (as low as possible). Is there any way to give PMPRINT even less priority?
System is a P-133 (on a Tyan Tomcat III), 48M
Matrox Mystque, 4M.
Warp 4.0, no fixpacks.
CPU Load being monitored with the MEMSIZE/System Resources utility, *not* Pulse.