WinCompressX
WinCompressX
1.0

4.5

WinCompressX free download for Mac

WinCompressX

1.0
19 October 2001

Saves RAM by utilizing window compression scheme.

Overview

WinCompressX saves RAM by utilizing a window compression scheme. In 32 bit mode (millions of colors), a windows that is 800 x 600 pixels uses 1.9MB of RAM. When you consider that there are usually over 100 windows open (not all windows are visible), you start to realize the large amount of RAM that windows use. This can lead to slow-downs.

So what Apple did was they implemented a compression system mechanism into the window server. When a window's contents haven't changed for a given period of time, the window server compresses them, so they take up less memory. Since it uses a compression method that doesn't require the buffer to be fully decompressed to do compositing, you won't notice a slowdown with this compressions turned on.

In fact, because less memory is being used up by the window buffers, more RAM will be available for your applications, which means less virtual memory paging, and possibly a speedier machine.

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2 WinCompressX Reviews

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Edwin Sanchez
23 March 2002

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My main reason for trying wincompress was to increase the scrolling speed in Word OSX. I was frustrated by the fact that documents containing images scrolled incredibly slow with this app. In OS9 using Word 2001 the scrolling was very fast with the same document. It appears that wincompress has made a big difference. Word in OS9 is still faster but now it is at least functional for me in OSX. Thanks! Running a 933 hz G4 and 10.1.3
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
22 April 2004
what if you dont like this how do you reset previous settings? you provided path to where the file is edited and where is backup? sorry, newbie
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Version 1.0
Edwin Sanchez
23 March 2002
My main reason for trying wincompress was to increase the scrolling speed in Word OSX. I was frustrated by the fact that documents containing images scrolled incredibly slow with this app. In OS9 using Word 2001 the scrolling was very fast with the same document. It appears that wincompress has made a big difference. Word in OS9 is still faster but now it is at least functional for me in OSX. Thanks! Running a 933 hz G4 and 10.1.3
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Version 1.0
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • or later

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