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19
May
2011

Startup Delayer version 3.0 build 297 released

By Cliff Cawley on 19th May 2011

I believe I've fixed the extreme slowness issue that some users have been experiencing. It occured during the install step, as well as when you launched Startup Delayer thereafter.

This build is again a maintenance build with some minor default tweaks. I've adjusted the default Idle CPU and Disk from 90% down to 75% idleness. This will only get set for new users. This build also contains the new Localization Tool.

If you'd like to translate Startup Delayer 3.0 to your native language, you can now easily do it with the new tool I've created! The tool will be available in your Start menu after installation. Once you're happy with your translation, be sure to send me the language file and I'll include it in the next build. Alternatively you can use Notepad if you're more comfortable, however the tool provides the ability to validate any strings as well as keep track of non-translated strings that may have been added to the English translation and not into your language.

Some users are commenting that Startup Delayer 3.0 seems to take much longer to launch all of their applications than what 2.5 did. This is quite possible, since Startup Delayer 3.0 is monitoring your CPU/Disk usage and determining that it's just too busy to launch another application. If you'd prefer to get more agressive with startup speed then I recommend modifying the CPU/Disk idle values. If you really want to push your machine to its limit, then reduce the Idle requirement from 90% down to something like 25% (Or even lower like 10%!).

By making this change, it'll mean that if your Computer can spare 25% of its CPU/Disk, then Startup Delayer will go ahead and launch another application. Obviously this will adversely affect how smooth your computer's operation will feel as well while the Applications are starting.

It really depends if your goal is to have a quick startup to the bare essentials, while loading in the rest as your computer allows, or you'd just like to start everything as fast as possible, in the order you like, without regard to how slow your pc gets while its doing this.