O'Reilly logo

Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

92
|
Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning Windows Vista’s Appearance and Performance
Fine-Tuning Application Performance
Application performance determines the relative priority of applications being run by
users and those being run by the operating system. Unlike earlier releases of Win-
dows, Windows Vista does a much better job of prioritizing, and as a result, back-
ground processes and housekeeping tasks have less impact on performance. Because
of this, the default configuration for application performance, which gives schedul-
ing priority to applications you are running, is typically what you’ll want to use. The
only time you may want to change this behavior is if you are using a computer run-
ning Windows Vista as a server. For example, if you were using a computer as a
printer server or web server, you would probably want to change the scheduling pri-
ority settings.
You control application performance by completing the following steps:
1. In the Control Panel, click the System and Maintenance category heading link.
2. Click Performance Information and Tools.
3. Under Tasks, click “Adjust visual effects.” This opens the Performance Options
dialog box.
Figure 3-20. Optimizing visual effects

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required