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SV: The Explorer process use CPU-time when selecting files in any folder

From: Rene Vestergaard <rve_at_techno-matic.dk>
Date: 2005-10-27 11:03:48 CEST

Subject: The Explorer process use CPU-time when selecting files in any

> > After installing TortoiseSVN- the
> > Explorer process (in Windows XP, SP2) uses CPU-time when I
> > just selecting some files in any folder in "My Computer".
> > Have anyone had the same problem and possibly found a
> > solution to this?
> Ofcourse it uses CPU-time. Every action in Windows takes up some
> CPU-time. Why is it a problem? Or do you experience abnormal high CPU
> usage?

Yes, the CPU usage is "abnormal high".
This can for instance be seen, when the mouse cursor moves
(that is, it tries to move smoothly) in a drag-drop operation.

> TSVN is an explorer shell extension and it will scan files/directories
> and change its context menu based on the currently selected file. This
> indeed takes up some CPU-time, but so do many other programs. E.G. If
> you install Winzip it will check each file to see if it is a
> (self-extracting) ZIP-file. It's just the way Windows works.

Is there any way to see the "TSVN explorer shell extension"'s
CPU usage in TaskManager or anywhere else?

Best Regards
 Rene Vestergaard

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