Process Lasso Revision History


v9.8.4.2 – Aug 19 2020

  • Show WSL and protected processes
  • Assorted fixes and enhancements
(37) GUI: Fix a redundant deallocation in a rare logic path (terminate attempted without sufficient access)
(37) Build: Improve debug symbol archiving
(35) Languages: Update PTBR
(33) Core: Emit specific log message if Keep Running feature is disabled due to license
(29) GUI: Active Processes Tab: Fix issue where terminated processes could persist in list under some scenarios
(27) GUI: Allow multi-select in Actions (log) listview (previously only supported in LogViewer)
(27) GUI: Further refactoring to support WSL and protected processes
(27) GUI: Improve failsafe icon for pathless processess
(27) GUI: Application Power Profiles Config Dialog: Clear edit box after add and prohibit duplicates
(25) GUI: Application Power Profiles Config Dialog: Handle double-click to remove listview items
(25) GUI: Application Power Profiles Config Dialog: Add 'clear all' button
(21) GUI: Supress to Dark Mode compatability warning on older Windows 10/2016 builds [backported to 9.8.2]
(19) Core: Allow Application Power Profile rules to be combined with 'Induce Performance Mode' on the same process [backported to 9.8.2]
(13) GUI: Add 'Options / Power / Always start Process Lasso with power profile' [backported to 9.8.2]
(7) Core: Keep Running and Watchdog launch actions now always launch unelevated (HKLM override available) [backported to 9.8.2]
(7) Core: Prohibit process launches when Governor-As-Service (HKLM override available) [backported to 9.8.2]
(1) GUI: Change default button on Application Power Profiles config dialog [backported to 9.8.2]
(1) Core: Fix an issue with Keep Running failing to launch some console apps due to DETACHED_PROCESS CreateProcess flag [backported to 9.8.2]
(0) GUI: Default 'ignore problematic processes' to False
(0) GUI: Show WSL and protected processes

v9.8.2.2 – July 8 2020

  • Add option to switch power profile when Process Lasso starts
  • Keep Running and Watchdog launch actions now always launch unelevated
  • Suppress Dark Mode compatibility warning on older Windows 10/2016 builds
GUI: Suppress Dark Mode compatibility warning on older Windows 10/2016 builds
Core: Allow Application Power Profile rules to be combined with 'Induce Performance Mode' on the same process
GUI: Add 'Options / Power / Always start Process Lasso with power profile'
Core: Keep Running and Watchdog launch actions now always launch unelevated
Core: Prohibit process launches when Governor-As-Service
GUI: Change default button on Application Power Profiles config dialog
Core: Fix an issue with Keep Running failing to launch some console apps due to DETACHED_PROCESS flag

v9.8.1.16 – June 16 2020

  • Improve support for exotic CPU topologies
  • Fix graph presentation on systems with unequal size NUMA nodes
  • Fix an issue with the Processor Group Extender that could result in incomplete thread distribution
  • Other fixes and enhancements
(17) GUI: Tools: Fix launching ParkControl from Lasso when installed to custom path
(13) Core: Fix issue Processor Group Extender could fail to fully distribute threads
(11) Core: Support x-way SMT (>2 logical processors per core), for future processors
(7) All: Minor adjustment to compiler options
(7) Core/GUI: Assorted refinement to multi-group support
(7) GUI: Change select power profile dialog to droplist
(7) GUI: Minor adjustment to exit by system tray menu
(3) GUI: Add message if Windows 10 build hasn't been verified to work with Process Lasso's Dark Mode, prompting user to enable override
(3) GUI: Don't show unpopulated NUMA nodes (Threadripper in some modes)
(3) Tools: Adjust max width of message boxes for ancilliary tools (previously applied to GUI)
(3) Insights: Improve close behavior
(0) GUI: Fix graph presentation on systems with unequal size NUMA nodes (some Threadripper 1xxx/2xxx systems in 'Distributed' and 'Legacy' modes)
	Note that affected TR 1/2 users may find they actually desire to be in 'Local' mode, aka 'Interleaved' Memory Channel setting in BIOS/UEFI
(0) All: Switch to GetLogicalProcessorInformationEx (Win7+) instead of GetLogicalProcessorInformation, resulting in more robust CPU topology support

v9.8.0.54 – May 31 2020 – Release Announcement

  • Refactored CPU core graphs; split into NUMA nodes, supporting multiple processor groups [screenshot]
  • Improve foreground process awareness with Governor-As-Service (GaaS)
  • Make ProBalance option ‘Ignore children of foreground’ default to on
  • Add ‘Always on top’ option
  • Add parked core count to status bar
  • Add option to hide CPU core graphs
  • Other fixes and enhancements (see details)
(49) InstallHelper/GUI: Clear named config profile selection when Governor reconfigured to run as a service (not supported)
(49) Code signing: Switch TSA to Digicert
(47) InstallHelper: Fix issue changing config file path while a named config profile is in use
(45) All: [beta2beta] Pre-release checks, language updates, and code review
(41) GUI: Restore 'Show CPU core graphs' option
(41) GUI: On open, instanteusly populate instead of waiting for first GUI refresh interval
(39) GUI: F5 (refresh) now also updates filtered view and system tray icon
(39) Installer: Improvements to command line parsing
(37) Tools: Remove CPU core graphs from ThreadRacer
(35) GUI: Adjust CPUEater demo to work more seamlessly with 'ignore children of foreground'
(31) GUI: Add parked core count to status bar
(31) Core: Apply new GaaS foreground awareness to 'ignore children of foreground'
(31) Core: Make 'Ignore children of foreground' ProBalance option ON by default
(29) GUI: Add Always-On-Top option to View menu
(27) GUI: Cosmetic to application power profiles configuration dialog
(27) GUI: Fix an issue with /startwithprofile command line parameter
(25) GUI: IdleSaver config dialog: when enabled for first time, set default idle time of 15 seconds
(25) GUI: Change application power profile and High Perf mode browse button to select only basename
(23) Updater: Enhance integrity checks
(21) GUI: Have core performance counters poll at configured GUI refresh speed
(21) Core: Improve reliability of Performance Mode rules
(21) Core: Adjust handling when pathname of a process isn't immediately available
(19) GUI: Process context menu item 'Induce Performance Mode' now adds basename to list instead of pathname
(19) GUI/Core: Fix an issue with /configfolder command line parameter
(19) All: Internal refactoring surrounding log and config path over-rides
(17) GUI: Add setting disable progress bar themes in new 'View / Performance' submenu
(17) GUI: Change icon on 'Restart Process Lasso' message box
(9) GUI: Improve behavior when graph is too narrow to display CPU core utilization and/or RAM load
(7) GUI: New CPU core utilization graph, split into NUMA nodes, that supports multiple processor groups
(3) All: Minor adjustments to licensing and activation 
(3) Core: Improve foreground process awareness with Governor-As-Service
(1) GUI: Dark Mode tested to Win10 19635
Languages: Update Russian, French, Sloevnian
Languages: Restore Japanese

v9.7.6.26 – May 1 2020

  • New load balance algorithm for the Group Extender feature
  • Make effort to enforce CPU affinities on multi-group processes by moving existing threads
  • Tune default ProBalance timing
  • Fix menu-induced config profile switching
  • Assorted fixes and enhancements
(23) GUI: Lower default ProBalance time over threshold before action
(23) GUI: Add command line parameter /startwithprofile
(23) GUI: Add special log entry to indicate reason for continuous reapplication of persistent CPU affinities for multi-group processes
(21) GUI: Update French
(19) GUI: Add processor group (if specified) to persistent CPU affinities in rules column string
(19) GUI: Adjust message about multi-group processes and CPU affinities. A best-effort to move existing process threads is now made, but future threads won't be constrained to the target CPU affinity without re-application of the CPU affinity.
(19) Core: Disable Governor log errors when CPU affinity attempted to set on multi-group process
(17) Core: Fix issue where Steam services could cause Automatic Game Detection Perf Mode to trigger under some circumstances
(15) Core: Add registry option to disable governor minidumps
(15) Core/GUI: Fix per-process CPU utilization calculation on systems with multiple processor groups
(13) GUI: When 'Show only Process Lasso [systray] icon' used, don't change icon on ProBalance event
(11) GUI: Watchdog config dialog: Improve double-click on listview item behavior
(11) GUI: Adjustments to solicitation dialog
(9) Core: Fix problem with non-default option 'Match command lines' on persistent CPU affinities (this setting is deprecated, use new RegEx matching)
(9) GUI: Rules string: move instance count after CPU affinity for clarity when both exist
(7) Core: Enable Governor minidumps for release channel
(7) GUI: Add confirm/warning about beta channel update frequency when toggled on
(7) GUI: Disable 'Main / Elevate Now' menu item instead of delete it
(7) Core: Fix a potential governor stop after switching named config profile
(5) Core: New method to attempt forcible imposition of procssor group change on multi-group processes
(5) Core: GroupExtend: Change methodology to balance thread count across processor groups
(5) GUI: Fix GUI wouldn't reload config after named config profile switch by menu item

v9.7.5.44 – Apr 21 2020

  • Add processor group support to CPU affinity settings
  • Add ability to move a running process to a different processor group
  • Add Regular Expression support to Persistent CPU Affinities
  • Fixes and enhancements
(44) GUI: Fix 'Main / Keep awake' submenu in when GUI running as admin
GUI/Core: Refactored current and persistent CPU affinities to allow for processor group specification
Core: Fix ProBalance parameters on fresh install didn't always match 'Reset defaults'
Core: Improved unicode RegEx matching
Core: Log error if persistent CPU affinity set fails
Core: Minor optimizations
Core: Support RegEx in Persistent CPU Affinity rules
GUI: Fix activation wouldn't persist when done from some limited rights user contexts
GUI: Fix backup INI file was shown as a distinct profile
Tools: Minor code update to MMSC configurator text to affinity parser
Tools: Cosmetic improvements and rename to 'Multimedia Class Scheduler Configuration Tool'
Tools: Migrate tools and other features to use new CPU affinity selection dialog
GUI: Add 'Help' button to process match for default CPU affinities now that it supports regular expressions
GUI: Better handle cancel of affinity set during multi-select operation
GUI: Support Dark Mode on Windows 10 19608
GUI/Core: Deprecate 'random' CPU affinity option from Watchdog CPU Affinity change action
GUI/Core: Fix to per-process CPU utilization calculation on multi-group systems
Core: Add log error message if Watchdog affinity change fails
GUI: Add 'Elevate now' menu item to elevate Process Lasso GUI to admin
GUI: Watchdog: Make greater/less dropdown a droplist
Core: Fix unnecessary configuration reloads when named config profiles were used
Core: Tune ProBalance defaults for some HCC platforms
GUI: Affinity selection: Disable NUMA node checkboxes on multi-group systems
GUI/Core: Add specific error messages when user attempts to set CPU affinity mask for multi-group process
GUI/Core: Improvements to named configuration profile switching
GUI: Add /SetActiveProfile command line paramter to ProcessLasso.exe to change active configuration profile to named
GUI: Improve appearance of some message boxes
GUI: Minor optimizations
Core: Add config path to profile change log entry
GUI: Fix a crash in Active Processes tab when 'Hide suspended processes' was checked
GUI: Misc small code fixes
Languages: Update Polish, Slovenian, Finnish

v9.7.0.48 – Mar 30 2020

  • Optimizations
  • Don’t pause process listview updates while in filtered view
  • Other fixes and enhancements
(43) GUI: Create distinct process context menu items for Suspend and Resume process
(41) All: Optimizations to thread enumeration
(41) ThreadRacer: Replace OK/Cancel buttons with single Exit button
(41) GUI: Improve reliability of process suspension (note that it may take a few seconds for a process state to change)
(39) GUI: Active Processes tab: Improve sort behavior
(37) GUI: Active Processes tab: Use process enumeration data from primary view
(37) All: Change 'hide suspended processes' value name to force reset to new default (false)
(37) GUI: Remove an unecessary warning messagebox on process suspension
(33) LogViewer: Cosmetic work to About Dialog
(31) Build: Adjust debug information for Server Edition
(31) All: Fix product version format in version info resource
(29) GUI: Add option to disable listview process tooltips
(29) GUI: Minor text changes
(25) GUI: Fix listview sort issue where some rule strings were being misinterpreted as integers
(25) GUI: Small optimizations to listview sort compare function
(19) Core: Migrate ProBalance exclude foreground processes setting to new key name, or default to off for Server Edition
(19) CPUEater: Adjust default thread count
(17) GUI: Don't pause process listview updates when in filtered view

v9.7.0.16 – Mar 1 2020

  • Minor fixes and enhancements
GUI: CPU Limiter configuration dialog - On listview row double-click, populate all controls with removed item
Core: Fix issue where leaving rule-induced Performance Mode when it had been previously manually engaged could cause inappropriate reversion to prior power plan
Core: Add distinct log entry description when Performance Mode manually induced
Core: Add distinct log entry for continuing performance mode after process ends because Perf Mode had been manually induced
GUI: Fix manual Performance Mode not persisting when Process Lasso restarted
GUI: Fix Active Processes tab rules column not clearing when last rule removed

v9.7.0.2 – Feb 19 2020 – major – Release Announcement

  • Add new Processor Group Extender feature
  • Fixes and enhancements
All: Add new Processor Group Extension feature to enable group unaware processes to use the entire CPU
Core: Don't keep trying to start a Keep Running process that fails to launch (though do retry on config change/reload)
GUI: Fix Dark Mode listview scrollbars stayed dark when Lasso in light mode but OS in dark mode
GUI: Fix Keep Running issue with paths or command lines that have embedded commas or semicolons
GUI: Fix watchdog up/down buttons could leave ephemeral visual debris in last 2 fields when moved rule is 'launch process' action
GUI: Set current I/O priority to normal after a persistent I/O priority removed by single-select process context menu
GUI: Add configuration dialog for processor group extension
GUI: Add 'clear all' button to SmartTrim exclusions (generic list config dialog)
GUI: Minor to ProBalance Advanced Options config dialog
GUI: Minor change to tooltip helper for config dialogs
GUI: Fix I/O delta column showed bytes instead of kilobytes
GUI: Refresh licensed name on graph after activation by About dialog's via syslink control

v9.6.0.68 – Jan 31 2020

  • Add per-session agent to facilitate some features with governor-as-service
  • Numerous improvements and fixes to limited user environments, especially when combined with governor-as-service
  • IdleSaver now available with governor-as-service
  • Improvements to IdleSaver configuration, allowing broader range of settings
  • Add back Spanish, Italian, Polish, and French languages
  • Considerable other product refinement
(65) InstallHelper: Fix an improper warning about config writability (insufficient retries during file contention)
(61) GUI: Update languages
(61) GUI: Don't allow a prevent sleep rule to exist in both categories by context menu
(61) GUI: Cosmetic work to IdleSaver config dialog
(59) GUI: Fix single-select process context persistent I/O priority 'none'
(57) Core: Fix per-process Prevent Sleep with governor-as-service
(57) Core/GUI: Remove a redundant prevent sleep type (now only PC or PC and Display)
(57) Core/GUI: Improve ProBalance event occurred signalling to GUI with governor-as-service
(57) GUI: Cosmetic work to app power profiles config dialog
(57) GUI: Prevent sleep dialog cosmetic and add 'clear all' button
(57) Core: Minor code change to config profiles
(55) GUI: Fix to detection of governor-as-service with a limited user
(55) GUI: Fix limited user governor-as-service can't be manually stopped/started (now prompts for admin)
(55) Updater: Fix limited user governor-as-service isn't started after update
(55) Licensing: Fix product activation may fail to persist or propagate to other users when initiated by a limited user
(51) GUI: Fix activation state or licensee name change not immediately reflected on graph overlay
(49) GUI: Improve IdleSaver config dialog idle time setting controls
(49) SessionAgent: Add registry option to set refresh rate (HKLM agentrefreshrate, in milliseconds)
(49) GUI: Adjust options menu item text for 'Configure IdleSaver' and 'Performance Mode'
(45) Core: When application power plan engaged during IdleSaver idle state, on disengage revert to IdleSaver's last seen non-idle power plan instead of the IdleSaver idle power plan that was active at time of engagement
(43) GUI: Show/manage some protected processes (security software) ignored in prior versions by default ('Ignore problematic processes')
(35) InstallHelper: Add warning if chosen language is out-of-date
(33) GUI/Core: Improve handling of invalid Regular Expressions
(33) Core: Only install session agent with governor-as-service
(31) GUI: Fix Dark Mode title bar in latest Windows Insider builds
(27) Update: Require administrator earlier in update process (change seen in updates *from* 27+)
(23) Install: Improve exit signal to Lasso instances in multiple sessions
(23) InstallHelper: Fix spacing on startup scope radio boxes in config dialog 1
(19) Build system maintenance
(15) GUI: Pause sorting while in right-click context menu for primary and active process listviews
(15) GUI: Process context menu restart selection on Lasso GUI itself now uses self-restart method
(15) GUI: Don't apply process filter if only whitespace
(15) GUI: Restore Italian, French, Spanish, and Polish (note that translations are out of date)
(09) GUI: Filters now allow traditional substring matches to be inverted by placing '-' or '^' at first position
(09) GUI: Filters now allow regex by forward-slash encapsulation
(07) GUI: Show warning on graph if config not writable
(05) GUI: Show process icons in filtered view
(01) Add new per-session agent to pass last session info to governor-as-a-service
  - IdleSaver now available with governor-as-service
  - IdleSaver now checks idle time across all interactive sessions
(01) Updater: Minor adjustments to close for file replacement
(01) Installer: Don't re-add to system path if previously removed

v9.5.1.0 – Jan 1 2020

  • Allow hundredths precision in Watchdog (advanced rules)
  • Fixes and improvements to Watchdog
  • Expanded new Regular Expressions to ProBalance Exclusions
  • Other product enhancements
(51) GUI.Watchdog: Improve config dialog up/down button behavior
(51) Core: Populate command line field to watchdog log type action events
(51) CPUEater: Fix status bar overlap with 'just took action' static control
(51) Change copyright years to 2020
(51) Language updates
(49) GUI: Remove checkbox on 'Uninstall BHP' menu item
(47) Core.Watchdog: Improve handling of redundant log entries
(47) Core.Watchdog: Log actions even if no setting change was necessary (process already at target)
(47) Core.Watchdog: Other fixes and enhancements
(47) Core.Watchdog: Minor optimizations
(47) GUI: Update Slovenian
(47) GUI: Restore primary listview filter update on items add/removed
(45) Core: Support RegEx in ProBalance exclusions
(45) GUI: Add process match help to ProBalance exclusion dialog
(43) GUI.ActionsLog: Fix to context menu items and auto-select of any matching running process
(43) GUI: Change to 'process match' listview column headers in config dialogs
(43) GUI: Add tooltip to Watchdog 'Divide CPU % by total core count' option
(43) Uninstall: Delete desktop shortcut
(41) Core/GUI.Watchdog: CPU and memory thresholds now allow precision in hundredths
(41) GUI: Update Russian

v9.5.0.40 – Dec 18 2019 – Release Announcement

  • Added Regular Expression matching to multiple fields for Instance Balancer, Watchdog, and CPU Limiter rules. See documentation on process matching.
  • Optimizations to GUI
  • Improvements to Active Processes tab
  • Large number of assorted fixes and enhancements
(35) GUI: Restore average CPU utilization to active processes tab
(33) GUI: Watchdog dialog: Replace CPU % threshold drop-down with edit box
(33) GUI: Watchdog dialog: Round CPU % given in decimal to nearest integer pending Watchdog support for such
(29) GUI: Bring existing instance of Insights to foreground if already running
(29) Core: Fix issue with traditional rules when user is appended after single character process match (e.g. *:jerem)
(27) Insights: Added menu item for Advanced ProBalance Options dialog
(27) Insights: Fix some settings could revert when changed from Advanced ProBalance Options dialog
(25) GUI: Make Process Lasso info (e.g. config path) selectable in About Dialog for copy/paste
(23) GUI: Instance Balancer dialog: Show error when user tries to add static core count rule with 0 cores specified
(21) GUI: Assortment of small cosmetic and internal improvements
(21) GUI: Optimizations
(17) GUI: Fix a filter issue with mixed case in some fields
(15) GUI: Rewrote process icon management
(5..11) GUI: Some refactoring of Active Processes tab code
(89) Core: Add RegEx (and multi-field) support to CPU Limiter, Watchdog, and Instance Balancer
(89) GUI: Add 'help' buttons beside process match strings for Instance Balancer, CPULimiter, and Watchdog
(87) Core: Fix Instance Balancer issue when total logical cores is not evenly divisible by per-instance core count
(87) GUI: Add Windows 10/2019 build number to status bar
(87) GUI: Support Dark Mode up to Win10 build 19536
(85) GUI: Add 'View / Colors / Always allow Dark Mode' for user over-ride on untested new Win10 builds
(85) GUI: Change priority adjusted log action text to remove colon
(83) GUI: Fix a reported GUI crash
(77) GUI: Add dynamic (updating) RAM stats to SmartTrim dialog
(77) GUI: Remove cache size from status bar RAM part
(73) Core.InstanceBalancer: Allow 'childof:' prefix to be any character case
(73) GUI: Fix Show/hide graph button one pixel too wide in Active Processes view
(71) GUI: Show icons in Active Processes tab
Language updates

v9.4.0.70 – Nov 26 2019

  • GUI: Active Processes: Add sensitivity adjustment slider shown above list
  • GUI: Fix to ‘File / Choose alternate log folder’
  • GUI: Dark Mode support for Windows 10 19025
  • GUI: Several other small and cosmetic enhancements
  • Log: Standardize CSV output, adding headers, quotes and removing BOM
  • Log: LogViewer: Add full history CSV export in addition to current view export
  • Log: Fix main GUI ‘File / Export log to CSV’ would not export full history
  • Core: Improved process suspend function, now compatible with Resource Monitor
  • Core: Improved legacy hard throttle function

v9.4.0.46 – Nov 7 2019 – minor

  • Minor fixes and enhancements
  • Update Chinese and Slovenian

v9.4.0.28 – Nov 1 2019

  • GUI: Support Windows 10 Dark Mode and interface with OS setting
  • GUI: Dark Mode improvements
  • GUI: Add tooltips to CPU utilization graphs
  • GUI: Show active config profile on graph, if used
  • GUI: Self-restart now opens with main window visible
  • GUI: Fix governor could be inappropriately stopped by GUI on session exit
  • Core: Fix use of Performance Mode when Governor running as service
  • Core: Fix ‘Hide Suspended Processes’ was defaulting to true
  • TweakScheduler: Zero ratio bits when fixed length quanta used
  • InstallHelper: Preserve character case of global config path
  • InstallHelper: New modern browse dialogs for global log and config folders
  • All: Many other optimizations, fixes and enhancements

v9.3.0.74 – Oct 9 2019

  • GUI: Fix an issue with wildcard matching for persistent I/O priority classes
  • GUI: Fix formatting in status bar when system RAM GB is more than 2 digits (>99GB)
  • GUI: Update Chinese, Russian, Slovenian
  • Core: Default ‘also check rules for path matches’ to true
  • Licensing: Allow Performance Mode process list to be edited in free edition
  • Licensing: Allow use of ProBalance advanced option ‘Restrain by CPU Affinity’ in free edition
  • All: Other additions, fixes and enhancements

v9.3.0.64 – Sept 18 2019

  • GUI: Add CPU bitmask edit control to CPU Affinity selection dialog
  • GUI/Core: Add selection for power plan to use with Performance Mode, in case user desires something other than BHP (e.g. AMD Ryzen High Performance)
  • GUI: Add license name graph overlay in lower-left region
  • GUI: Fix crash seen after selecting process context menu items after target process had terminated
  • GUI: Add warning about use of multiple configuration profiles while governor as service
  • GUI: Speed process icon population
  • GUI: Update PTBR
  • Settings: Change default ‘hide suspended processes’ to OFF
  • All: Other additions, fixes and enhancements

v9.3.0.44 – Aug 25 2019

  • Core: Allow duration of 0 to indicate indefinite period in CPU Limiter rules
  • Core: Allow larger max integer values in CPU Limiter rules
  • GUI: Expand edit control widths on CPU Limiter dialog
  • Core: Remove some deprecated code from governor
  • Core Exclude vmmem from ProBalance actions by default
  • InstallHelper: Fix to startup type management legacy code
  • Updater: Fix quickupgrade could fail to be replaced on update in last final
  • All: Compiler optimization setting adjustments
  • All: Update Chinese, German, Russian
  • Other minor

v9.3.0.30 – Aug 9 2019

  • GUI: Standardize fonts for filter edit controls
  • GUI: Adopt Explorer style listviews in normal theme
  • GUI: For dark mode, add dark scrollbars on listviews
  • GUI: Update Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Slovenian
  • Other minor

v9.3.0.22 – July 31 2019 – Release announcement

  • New CPU Limiter algorithm to dynamically reduce a process’s CPU use
  • Per-process CPU utilization precision now in hundredths
  • Refactored SmartTrim, added ability to Purge Stand-by List
  • Improved and more standard update notifications
  • Arranged Options menu into categories
  • Retarget all projects to VS2019 platform toolset
  • Large number of other enhancements

v9.2.0.32 – July 3 2019

  • GUI: UX refactoring and tuning (details below)
  • GUI: Change font of controls on main window
  • GUI: Change order of rotation through color schemes when clicking on graph
  • GUI: Change color of graph grid, now less prominent
  • GUI: Reduce main window margins by half
  • GUI: Reduce RAM load graph width
  • GUI: Fix core graphs display issue when odd size logical CPU cores
  • GUI: Enable core graphs display for single CPU core systems
  • GUI: Improve appearance of core graphs
  • GUI: Sizer (divider) control apperance improvement
  • GUI: Switch to shortened Uptime format
  • GUI: Fix RAM load graph could get mispositioned after manual sizing
  • GUI: Improve flicker of CPU utilization and RAM load graphs on sizer control
  • GUI: Move Lasso versions to right-most status bar component
  • GUI: Strip embedded tabs in processor name string
  • GUI: Change ‘RAM Load’ caption to ‘% RAM’
  • GUI: Default panel size adjustments
  • GUI: Change the methodology for panel size adjustments with main window resize
  • GUI: Improve graph legend ellipsis
  • GUI: Rename ‘automatic updates’ to ‘update without prompt’
  • GUI: Add registry option ‘nographgrid’ to hide graph grid
  • GUI: Update German and Slovenian
  • GUI: Other misc changes
  • Core: Change module description in version block

v9.2.0.14 – June 28 2019Release announcement

  • GUI: Added Dark Mode
  • GUI: Expanded custom color selections
  • GUI: Improved filter edit control appearance and function, add ‘X’ clear button when populated
  • GUI: Window painting and sizing optimizations
  • GUI: Change default graph color
  • GUI: Improved display of many message boxes
  • GUI: Large number of cosmetic and control enhancements
  • Other misc changes

v9.1.0.68 – June 8 2019

  • GUI: If system only has a single CPU group
    • For default process columns, hide ‘CPU group’
    • Set CPU utilization bars caption to ‘CPU %’ instead of ‘CPU Group 0’
  • GUI: Improvements to graph components and sizing, especially for non-English languages
  • GUI: Restore ‘Governor Not Running’ warning graph overlay
  • GUI: Text, menu item, and dialog cleanup and consistency improvements
  • GUI: Fix issue where previously used config profile couldn’t be deleted until governor restarted
  • GUI: Show automatic gaming mode in rules column
  • GUI: Restore color theme when GUI launched
  • GUI: Invalidate target windows after theme change
  • GUI: Status bar – Remove ‘cores /’ prefix on queue length per core
  • GUI: Improve process tooltip formatting, especially for non-English
  • GUI: Continued prep for full dark mode
  • GUI: Add Slovenian
  • GUI: Other code improvements
  • Core: Allow auto-detected games to be children of framework (e.g. Steam) at any level, not only immediate child
  • Misc other

v9.1.0.42 – May 22 2019

  • Core: Refactored the Instance Balancer
    • Allow for wildcards
    • Allow for childof: to balance all children, e.g. ‘childof: boinc.exe’
    • Re-balance if any PID in set changes, rather than net instance count change
  • Core: Default to disabled process creation and termination log events
  • GUI: Disable listview gridlines by default
  • GUI: Add ‘View / Show gridlines’ option
  • GUI: Don’t show ProBalance stats on graph if ProBalance is disabled
  • GUI: Change graph overlay ‘ProBalance restraints’ to ‘ProBalance events’
  • GUI: Add custom color selections for listview
  • Additional fixes and enhancements

v9.1.0.28 – Apr 27 2019

  • GUI: Add Processor Utility % to status bar (see this page for info)
  • GUI: Add CPU Queue Length and Load Ratio to status bar (queue_length / core_count)
  • GUI: Add Process Lasso version to status bar
  • GUI: CTRL+C copy to clipboard support of selected rows in primary listviews (including filtered views and logviewer)
  • GUI: Fix a small memory leak seen under some conditions
  • GUI: Minor other improvements
  • LogViewer: Persist window size and position
  • LogViewer: Expand right-most log column to horizontal size of window if it would otherwise be initialized to a lesser width
  • LogViewer: Move log listview column persistance to HKCU
  • LogViewer: CTRL+A select all support
  • Expand maximum command line length in places where an older Windows constant was used
  • Migrate to VS2019

v9.1.0.6 – Mar 8 2019

  • Add Instance Balancer feature that assigns CPU cores to multiple instances of an application based on a specified algorithm
  • Refactor Keep Awake timer functionality
  • Refactor persistence of Keep Awake timer and manually induced Performance Mode when Process Lasso is restarted
  • Add last metric (CPU use, responsiveness, memory load.) readings to graph legend
  • Add background to graph legend to enhance visibility
  • Add custom color selection for graph legend background
  • Change order of graph color scheme rotation on click (black, white, custom)
  • Use performance counter for total CPU utilization instead of calculation
  • Change CPU topology status bar format
  • Maintenance to updater for server edition
  • GUI Rules column now also shows ProBalance exclusions matched by path
  • Improvements to session (user) name resolution
  • Fix a painting issue with actions log listview header
  • Make listview painting smoother during frequent updates
  • Remove a deprecated registry key in server edition
  • Persistent CPU affinities configuration dialog improvements
  • Re-order status bar parts to put dynamic columns first
  • Defaults: Turn on process icons in Server Edition, turn on process creation/termination logging in Workstation Edition
  • Misc cosmetic work and enhancements
  • Update Chinese (simplified and traditional), German, Finnish, Russian languages

v9.0.0.582 – Feb 13 2019

  • Default to more appropriate global log path when governor configured as a service
  • Fix a rare crash seen in processlasso.exe
  • Allow GUI to display more complex persistent process setting rules (pathname, command line) in listview
  • Allow for smaller main window sizes to be remembered
  • Minor other

v9.0.0.574 – Feb 1 2019

  • Dynamically size status bar parts
  • Improvements to watchdog configuration dialog (confirm close without save, formatting, text)
  • Restore confirmation on cancel w/o save to all configuration dialogs
  • Remove minimum window height and width during resize
  • Always use OS default size and width for main window, first run post-install

v9.0.0.568 – Jan 26 2019

  • Add CPU type to status bar
  • Make CPU topology distinct status bar item
  • Continued work to processor group support
  • Single-selection process context menu: Move memory priority to ‘More’ submenu
  • Add processor group to CPU utilization and parking graphs caption
  • Import sort behavior of listviews
  • Add sort direction indicators to listview headers
  • Save column states on mimimize of main window (instead of only on exit)
  • Improved main window resizing
  • Minor fixes and enhancements
  • Assorted cosmetic and string changes
  • Update Russian

v9.0.0.558 – Jan 12 2019

  • Add processor group (‘CPU groups’) display to indicate processor group(s) a process’s threads are running on – info
  • Change to CPU core graph ordering to adhere better to NUMA node grouping
  • Change to default listview ordering
    • NOTE: These changes will cause saved listview column ordering and sizes to be reset once
  • Show ‘KB’ instead of ‘K’ in I/O Delta
  • Show blank instead of 0 KB in I/O Delta
  • Fix installer unicode (Chinese, Russian)
  • Update to NSIS 3.04

v9.0.0.552 – Jan 3 2019

  • Fix issue with Hyper-Threaded/SMT avoidance current CPU affinity selection
  • Fix a cosmetic resource issue in process context menu on Intel platforms
  • Fix an issue where some process information could be blank
  • Core process enumeration and management code maintenance
  • Update copyright year
  • Minor other

v9.0.0.548 – Dec 26 2018

  • Fix exception in 546 when a secondary instance of ProcessLasso.exe is launched directly w/o using ProcessLassoLauncher.exe
  • Minor cosmetic improvement to ProBalance advanced options dialog
  • Update Finnish and German languages

v9.0.0.546 – Dec 21 2018

  • Do not allow installation of BHP on power plan locked systems. Advise to use “Performance Mode” slider on the battery icon instead. More info
  • Disable ParkControl’s Dynamic Boost if IdleSaver is active
  • Cleanup registry debris from attempted installations of Bitsum Highest Performance on Microsoft Surface devices
  • Prevent multiple instances of the update available dialog
  • Add /no_raise_existing to command line switch to instruct Process Lasso to not raise the GUI of an already running instance, and instead silently exit for secondary instances in the session
  • Added current version to update dialog
  • Power profile menu items now dynamically refresh to allow for immediate reflection of changes, including install/uninstall of BHP
  • Stop and restart governor during user-induced uninstall of BHP
  • Fixed product uninstaller didn’t cleanup HKLM, causing any prior user-induced uninstall of BHP to persist.
  • Fixed user-induced install of BHP didn’t clear any previous user-uninstalled marker (used to indicate to the product not to automatically reinstall BHP)
  • Added checkmark to ‘Install/uninstall BHP’ when BHP is installed. Menu item text still changes

v9.0.0.538 – Nov 21 2018

  • Improvements to CPU parking and utilization display for some SMP or HCC systems
  • Adjust [Vista] Multimedia Scheduler Configuration Tool saved message box selection to reduce confusion during save
  • IdleSaver’s ‘Disable while Performance Mode engaged’ now also applies to manual engagement of Performance Mode
  • Update Chinese, Chinese Traditional and German. Restore French and Italian.

v9.0.0.526 – Nov 10 2018

  • Fix to ‘Induce Performance Mode’ (formerly ‘Classify as a High Performance’) process context menu item
  • Fix digital signing of some modules in 32-bit distributions
  • Minor adjustment to inter-process communication queue management

v9.0.0.522 – Nov 4 2018

  • Add NUMA node selections to all CPU affinity selection dialogs
  • Organizational changes to process context menu
  • Assortment of string, message box, and dialog improvements
  • Improvements to watchdog advanced rules dialog
  • Change ‘Disable SMT’ to ‘Disable Hyperthreading’ for Intel CPUs
  • Change first-time minimization to system tray notification text
  • Include ThreadRacer in Lasso distribution and add to Tools menu
  • Add CPUEater and TestLasso support for 64-bit CPU affinities
  • Fix CPUeater and TestLasso support for greater than 64 threads
  • Fix Del and CTRL+A keys in filter edit box
  • Increase load rate of process icons
  • Remove some languages not up to date

v9.0.0.502 – Oct 21 2018

  • UX fixes for the 2990wx and other systems with groups of greater than 32 CPU cores
  • Additional UX fixes and string changes
  • Update DE, RU, PT-BR

v9.0.0.498 – Oct 10 2018

  • UX fixes for the 2990wx and other systems with groups of greater than 32 CPU cores
  • Fix 2x restraint total count can occur in Insights UX
  • Fix post-update revision history may on system tray icon click after notification balloon disappeared
  • Update RU, PTBR, FI languages

v9.0.0.492 – Oct 3 2018

  • Add menu item under ‘Options / Performance Mode settings’ to uninstall/reinstall Bitsum Highest Performance power plan
  • Improve watchdog dialog initial appearance
  • Fix Watchdog issue with CPU affinity bitmasks > 32
  • Licensing: Unbind CPU core count from unique machine ID. Requires re-activation to unbind
  • Improve terminate process functionality in filtered view
  • Other small fixes and enhancements

v9.0.0.470 – Aug 15 2018

  • Show message box on restart after ‘Reconfigure the way Process Lasso starts’
  • Restore listview header right-click to select visible columns (in addition to right-click on tab)
  • Add last four digits of activation code to About Box
  • Show Status column by default in All Processes view
  • Fill app name and desc with process base name if can’t be retrieved
  • Fix filtered processes view didn’t adopt customized columns from All Processes view
  • Fixes to column setting persistence
  • Fix extreme date change could cause days installed to roll over
  • Fix to CPU time sort under certain conditions
  • Fix Dark / white graph theme menu item check inversion
  • Change to default column ordering in all processes listview
  • Enable minidumps

v9.0.0.456 – July 11 2018

  • Add omitted config password protection to persistent Single-Threaded Performance Mode
  • Remove some languages not kept maintained
  • Misc other enhancements

v9.0.0.452 – May 3 2018

  • GUI now allows protected processes like Easy Anti-Cheat clients to be configured for Performance Mode by adding their basename to the list, instead of throwing an error when pathname resolution fails.
  • Allow process basenames to be specified (w/o wildcards) in the Performance Mode list.
  • Add optional command line matching to Default CPU Affinities
  • Fix to governor refresh rate slider in Insights dialog

v9.0.0.442 – Mar 26 2018

  • Divide CPU core utilization graphs into 2 vertical stacks for additional display room
  • Add some special purpose debug logging related to configuration file load disposition
  • Update PTBR, Russian