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Recording; Raise Audacity Priority, Lower Default-Browser's

Permanent link to this post Posted by AudaciousVinyl » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:39 pm

Windows 10; Audacity 2.1.0; installation exe

I was pleased and grateful to read the "Increase the priority of Audacity" passage on the Managing Computer Resources and Drivers Wiki page - http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Managing_Computer_Resources_and_Drivers.

But while recording and simultaneously multitasking with the default browser, why not do such raising/lowering automatic? Under Preferences - Recording, put in a checkbox something like "Audacity-Background browsing". When checked, whenever recording or append recording, then set Audacity priority high and the default browser low. Put in caveats; doing so is a best chance, not guaranteed. Then when recording is stopped, put both tasks back to normal.

I like it. Does anyone else?
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Re: Recording; Raise Audacity Priority, Lower Default-Browse

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:23 pm

I am not sure Audacity should mess with other applications' priorities. What is your use case - browse the web while recording vinyl, without inducing skips in the recording? Are you receiving skips if you don't change priorities like you suggest?


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Re: Recording; Raise Audacity Priority, Lower Default-Browse

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:17 pm

-1 to messing with other applications' priorities

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Re: Recording; Raise Audacity Priority, Lower Default-Browse

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:18 pm

I'm archiving this without counting the vote. If the request had been for a setting for Audacity to increase its own priority, which means that Windows handles what that means for other applications, then we could have counted it. AudaciousVinyl can start a fresh topic if they want to vote for that.


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