• Process Explorer 11.21 – update

    I’ve been really busy in the last two months, but now I’m back and I’ll go ahead with the analysis of Process Explorer.

    Options

    Always on top – used to put the main Process Explorer’s windows on top of all the others

    Replace Task Manager – Really interesting function. When selected, the Process Explorer will replace the original Task Manager. If you want to put the task manager back, just click again on the same option and it will be restored.

    Hide when minimized – when flagged, only the icon in the traybar will be displayed and not the icon in the taskbar.

    Allow only one instance – if enabled, it will prevent to open more than one Process Explorer at the same time.

    Confirm Kill – if checked, everytime you try to kill a process, you’ll be asked for confirmation

    CPU History in tray icon – when enabled you’ll see an icon in the traybar next to the clock with the CPU usage history

    I/O History tray icon – same than the previous option, but the I/O output will be shown

    Verify Image Signatures – If enabled, Process Explorer will checks if a process’ image has been digitally signed by a certificate authority that is trusted by the computer. The Process Explorer will show Trusted (if it’s signed and trusted), Unsigned, or “Not Verified” (if is not trusted).

    Configure Symbols – Taken from the Help file: ”

    on Windows NT and higher, if you want Process Explorer to resolve addresses for thread start addresses in the threads tab of the process properties dialog and the thread stack window then configure symbols by first downloading the Debugging Tools for Windows package from Microsoft’s web site and installing it in its default directory. Open the Configure Symbols dialog and specify the path to the dbghelp.dll that’s in the Debugging Tools directory and have the symbol engine download symbols on demand from Microsoft to a directory on your disk by entering a symbol server string for the symbol path. For example, to have symbols download to the c:symbols directory you would enter this string:

    srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols”

    ning in the Tray

    Configure Highlighting – Use it to define which colors you want to assign to every kind of processes

    Difference Highlight Duration Define how much time will the new processes appears in green and the closing/killed ones in red. The default is 1 second.

    Font… – Choose the font that the software will use.

    Next step is to describe the View and the Proces menus… Hope this will happen soon!

    Thank you.

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  • A joke? Not really…

    Hi, yesterday I was giving remote support to a user with a colleague of mine. Suddenly something funny happened…

    Here’s the conversation between my Colleague and the User:

    (C): Ok, now to take back the control of your machine, just double click on the left mouse button.

    (U) “Click-Click”… Uhm.. No. It doesn’t work…

    (C) Ok, don’t worry, sometimes the machine needs more than a double click to recognize the command. Try clicking the mouse button for more than two times. It should work…

    (U) Ah, fine. “Click-click-click-click-click-click-click-CLOCK”…. … … … Yes, I have the control back… but … Sorry, how can I request a new mouse? I think I broke the left button”…

    What can I say? No comment, of course…

  • Which is the perfect web browser for your HTML5 implementation

    Are you on the way to implement new websites or web applications and you want to see if Internet Explorer 9 will behave better than Firefox 6?

    Up in the sky

    The most obvious performance/support test would be to use the HTML5 application and see how well reacts within different browsers but… What if you don’t have the application ready for testing yet?

    Bear in mind that the HTML5 standard definitions are not completely standardized yet.

    I’ve found a very good Microsoft website that has put different HTML5 support and benchmarks tests in one place. The site has been designed to see the level of support and speed of Internet Explorer 10 against older IE or other browser.

    The page can be used to see which of your browsers with your addins/plugins behave better with different HTML5 pages.

    https://stefanoprenna.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/menu1.jpg

    Every test on the page is explained so you can even ask to the HTML5 developers inside your company which specific features they are implementing and see if you can test that in the Microsoft Testdrive page.

    I did a few tests myself and saw how differently behave different browsers with very different speed and visibility results for each.

    Now is your turn to surf into this interesting site and see which will be your favourite browser! Which is the winner for you and your company?

    HTML5 Menu 2