Optimal Settings for Everything 1.4

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Optimal Settings for Everything 1.4

Post by void » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:25 am

Enabled by default settings

The following options are enabled by default and will effect the overall performance and efficiency of Everything:
Generally it is not necessary to disable these as the usefulness of these features outweighs the small performance decrease.
If you are looking to make Everything use the least amount of RAM and CPU usage then disabling these settings may help you.

Hover over these options to give more information on their performance impact:

Tools -> Options -> General -> Everything Service
  • Uses roughly an extra 1MB ram. Uses a little extra CPU usage. Service communication can have a small effect on indexing performance. Uses extra RAM when indexing.
Tools -> Options -> UI -> Search as you type
  • Uses extra CPU time when typing in a search.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index file size
  • Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for each file. Uses a little CPU time each time a file is modified. Uses a little disk IO each time a file is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index date modified
  • Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for each file. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified. Uses a little disk IO each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index recent changes
  • Uses extra RAM for each file change. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is changed.
Search -> Match Diacritics
  • ignores accent marks, enable to match accent marks and improve search performance.
Search -> Match case
  • ignores case, enable to match case and improve search performance.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast sorts
  • Sorting by a fast sort will have a search performance hit and require an additional 4-8 bytes per file and folder for each fast sort.
Disabled by default settings

These options must be enabled by the user and when enabled will effect the overall performance and efficiency of Everything:

Tools -> Options -> View -> Show size in status bar
  • Uses a medium amount of extra CPU time to calculate the total result size and total selected size for each query and selection change. Has no effect if size indexing is disabled.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Compress database
  • Uses a large amount of CPU when exiting Everything to make the database smaller on disk.
    Enabling can be useful for very slow disks.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index folder file size
  • Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for each folder. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index date created
  • Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for each file and folder. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified. Uses a little disk IO each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index date accessed
  • Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for each file and folder. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified. Uses a little disk IO each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index attributes
  • Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for each file and folder. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified. Uses a little disk IO each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast size sort
  • Uses an extra 4 bytes of RAM for the x86 version of Everything for each file and folder. Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for the x64 version of Everything for each file and folder. Increase CPU usage during indexing. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast date created sort
  • Uses an extra 4 bytes of RAM for the x86 version of Everything for each file and folder. Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for the x64 version of Everything for each file and folder. Increase CPU usage during indexing. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast date modified sort
  • Uses an extra 4 bytes of RAM for the x86 version of Everything for each file and folder. Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for the x64 version of Everything for each file and folder. Increase CPU usage during indexing. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast date accessed sort
  • Uses an extra 4 bytes of RAM for the x86 version of Everything for each file and folder. Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for the x64 version of Everything for each file and folder. Increase CPU usage during indexing. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast attributes sort
  • Uses an extra 4 bytes of RAM for the x86 version of Everything for each file and folder. Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for the x64 version of Everything for each file and folder. Increase CPU usage during indexing. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast path sort
  • Uses an extra 4 bytes of RAM for the x86 version of Everything for each file and folder. Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for the x64 version of Everything for each file and folder. Increase CPU usage during indexing. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Fast extension sort
  • Uses an extra 4 bytes of RAM for the x86 version of Everything for each file and folder. Uses an extra 8 bytes of RAM for the x64 version of Everything for each file and folder. Increase CPU usage during indexing. Uses a little CPU time each time a file or folder is modified.
Tools -> Options -> NTFS -> Include USN Journal in recent changes
  • Uses extra RAM for each recent change. Reduces loading performance on startup.
Fast Sorting

There is a very small performance loss when searching with a fast sort (excluding name ascending).

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