Re: AVG, a lovable system resources hog (was:Can Jaws slow down your computer?)

As I told David, I'm not sure I feel like just running my computer 24 hours 
a day in order to do something like this.  but it's an idea.

Meantime, may I ask why you bother to exit Jaws before leaving the computer 
for the night?

thank you.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert R. Matti" <rrm@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: AVG, a lovable system resources hog (was:Can Jaws slow down 
your computer?)


I have AVG set to scan at 2AM
I unload Jaws just before I go to bed.
the first thing I do with my PC in the morning is load Jaws and then
I have full speed
operation with speech.
on 02:11 PM9/27/2006, Yardbird said:
>Cy,
>I'm a longtime user of AVG Free Edition, and I certainly haven't had any
>virus hassles all this time, and I'm not about to try another such program.
>But I have to say that while it's running its morning scan of my hard 
>drive,
>which takes it more than 25 minutes, it slows down things just terribly.
>I'm partially sighted, so I can see that things on the screen are 
>responding
>more or less normally to commands I may key in, and I suspect that if I'm
>typing an email or something that my typing is also appearing on the screen
>as it should.  But Jaws is really crippled by having to operate at this
>time.  I press a key, and it may be 20 seconds before Jaws speaks what I've
>just done, whether it's a letter I've typed or a control key I've pressed 
>to
>execute something.
>
>as soon as AVG finishes its scan, it puts up a closing dialogue that 
>reports
>the scan's activities and results, and allows me to close the dialogue if I
>don't want to wait 30 seconds for it to close itself.  I generally close it
>so I can go on using the computer immediately without that dialogue getting
>in Jaws's way or my accidentally hitting a key that activates some control
>in the dialogue and screws things up.
>
>Anyway, I've learned to just go make another cup of coffee and listen to
>some radio news during this time, and I can live with that.  But just to
>chime in.  and of course, this isn't about Jaws itself slowing down things,
>so I'll change the subject line.

--
JFW related links:
JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/
Scripting mailing list: 
http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.com
JFW List instructions:
To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to 
jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.
Archives located at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/jfw

If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the 
way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the 
list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx



-- 
No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.1.407 / Virus Database: 268.12.9/457 - Release Date: 9/26/2006




-- 
No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.1.407 / Virus Database: 268.12.9/457 - Release Date: 9/26/2006

--
JFW related links:
JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/
Scripting mailing list: 
http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.com
JFW List instructions:
To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to 
jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.
Archives located at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/jfw

If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the 
way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the 
list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Other related posts: