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Gvim on windows: solving Tagbar’s “window flashing” problem using Vim-Shell

One of the annoying things about using Gvim on windows is that every time a plugin calls Vim’s system command, the DOS command window will flash. Tagbar is one of the many plugins which have this problem. Here is a solution for this in Tagbar using Xolox’s Vim-Shell plugin. Please note that I am not referring to Shougo’s plugin with the same name.

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AppTimer by Passmark : bench-marking application start-up-times in Windows

AppTimer is a small, free utility which can be used to measure the start-up-time of applications. It can launch a program and measure the time it took, to be ready to accept user input. It could also close the program automatically and repeat the test a specified number of times. As you can see in the above picture you have the option of supplying command line arguments to the program being run.

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Windows Task Scheduler: changing task-priority

The default priority of processes run using Task Scheduler in Windows is below-normal. To be more precise, the default task-priority is 7 which comes under the below-normal process-priority category. Task Priority Priority Category 0 Real-time 1 High 2-3 Above Normal 4-6 Normal 7-8 Below Normal 9-10 Idle Priority categories in Windows Below-normal priority works fine in most cases since Task Scheduler is primarily meant for running background tasks. But there may be cases where you want to run a normal task or even a task that you want to finish as soon as possible.

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Alternative to “open command window here” option in windows

In the newer version of Windows 10, the open in cmd option has been removed from Windows Explorer. Here is a quick way to get at least part of that functionality back. Press ALT+D to select the address bar of the explorer window Type cmd Press ENTER This method should work with console-alternatives like Conemu or ConsoleZ as well. It is a general technique which can be used to launch any executable.

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