Optimizing Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11 for SpotCollector

Preventing Mouse Cursor Theft

By default, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11 enable "visual effects" that can on some systems result in SpotCollector "stealing" the mouse cursor. This can be frustrating if you're trying to compose an email message or update a document, only to have the text you're typing suddenly begin appearing in the Filter panel on SpotCollector's Main window. To prevent this,

  1. Display the Performance Options window:

    1. on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, open the Windows Control Panel's Performance Information and Tools applet, and click the Adjust visual affects hyperlink

    2. on the Window 10 or Windows 11 Control Panel,
      1. click on the System section's Advanced systems settings hyperlink

      2. in the System Properties window that appears, select the Advanced tab, and click the Performance section's Settings... button

  2. On the Performance Options window's Visual Effects tab,

    1. select Adjust for best appearance (to enable all appearance optimizations)

    2. select Custom

    3. uncheck the Show window contents while dragging box

    4. uncheck the Use visual styles on windows and buttons box (not present on Windows 7, 8, or 10)

    5. click the OK button

Optimizing SpotCollector's Performance

There are several factors that affect SpotCollector's performance and PC resource (CPU and RAM) consumption.

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OptimizeWindowsForSpotCollector (last edited 2021-11-14 14:32:32 by AA6YQ)