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Permanently setting the Base Priority

By northwood ·
I noticed that when you set the BASE Priority of a process, like notepad, from Normal to Below Normal, it reverts back to Normal after you exit Notepad and relaunch it.

Using Task Managaer, is there a way to set the Base Priority of a process so that the new priority stays in place after you launch the process again?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Permanently setting the B ...

Hi,

you can use the start command to start an application and it has several options - including priority.

do a...

start /?

For all the options, but you can do a...

start /low notepad

for example to start a low priority notepad process. If you needed it to be a shortcut, then you would have to write a one liner batch script with the above line and have the shortcut point to that. Change the icon to "notepad's icon" if it makes you feel better...

Cheers,
Tim.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Permanently setting the B ...

Oh, and to answer the second part of your question... No, there is no way using the task manager to set a process to another priority for the next time it starts.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Permanently setting the B ...

Another option you have is to make a mod in the registry.

For example...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Classes/applications/notepad/shell/open/command

has a registry key...

%SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1

Which you may be able to alter to have the start option. I haven't tried it, though. I'm not keen to break my registry....

Cheers,
Tim.

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