Process Lasso Rules Screenshot

The Process Lasso GUI Rules Column

New, or even long-term, users of Process Lasso may not have realized the nifty ‘Rules’ column that is displayed in the Process Lasso GUI. It gives a quick representation of the rules that apply to a specific process, even if those rules are wildcard based. In this post, we’ll define them.


You can see them in the Process Lasso GUI as shown above.

Tip: You can right-click on column headers to choose which are shown, and also drag them around and resize them!

Interpreting the Rules Column

Rules column format: [-][X][x][K][g][M][e][s][p][Mx][R][s][iX][<-<<<<][#n][RHANBI][0-61]

Character(s) Meaning
_ Instance balanced process
X Excluded from ProBalance restraint
W A watchdog trigger of any type is set on this process
x Excluded from foreground boosting
e Energy Saver is disabled when this process is running [v6]
K Keep process running (auto-restart if terminated)
g Process is classified as a game
M Process is classified as a multimedia application
s Process will prevent the computer and display from sleeping
p Process will cause the PC to enter a particular Power Profile
#n Instance count limit of n, i.e. #2 for an instance limit of 2
Mx Where ‘#’ is the default memory priority set for this process.
R Default priority class: Real time
H Default priority class: Highest
A Default priority class: Above normal
N Default priority class: Normal
B Default priority class: Below normal
I Default priority class: Idle
ih Default I/O priority class: High
in Default I/O priority class: Normal
il Default I/O priority class: Low
ib Default I/O priority class: Very Low (background)
0-61 Default CPU affinity, i.e. ’02’ for CPUs 0 and 2
< Throttle level lowest
<< Throttle level low
<<< Throttle level moderate
<<<< Throttle level high