I am using the fastest Vista machine that I have ever used or seen. It is a 24” iMac with 3 gigs of Ram running Vista in Bootcamp. It really is a dazzling piece of hardware. Brilliant screen, lightning fast, and while the keyboard is not my favorite, I have gotten used to it.
I have noticed that memory management is not what I would like it to be so I have learned to close and exit from web sites and applications that are not required for what I am working on.
What has worked incredibly well is to script closing these various screens with two or three keystrokes, hence…using ActiveWords and typing say…
wcn.. <Close Window>n results in a window being closed and nothing being saved.
wcy.. <Close Window>y results in something being saved.
But in a funny way the real deal is to script closing either Windows Desktop Search events and web site pages.
In that case the script..
tj.. <CTRL>w</CTRL> closes the present window.
So far this logic seems to work great, very few memory management issues, and no unnecessary stuff cluttering the virtual desktop.
Why wcn,wcy, or tj…no clue, as they just made semantic sense to me.
Try them and others and tell me what you think, and if you script anything cool, let me know.