It can also be used to launch certain background applications (SETI, Folding, Grid etc.) with low priority, so they cannot take CPU time from other applications.
Start "StartHigh" /HIGH C:\Q3\Quake3.exe
To see the possible startup options run:
Start "StartLow" /LOW C:\Ud_Agent\Ud.exe
Besides using HIGH you can use these (Avoid RealTime if having only one CPU):
|Abovenormal||(Win2k+ only) 10|
|Belownormal||(Win2k+ only) 6|
Note one can also add a new item "Start High Priority" to the context menu, so when right clicking an exe-file, one have the option to launch the exe-file with a certain priority.
Start "StartHigh" /High "%1"
Note one can also change the priority right on the fly for a running application by using the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
@="Start &High Priority"
@="cmd.exe /c start \"StartHigh\" /High \"%1\""
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