I recently was given a present of the the Laptop outlined here:
Computer Dell Latitude D810
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
CPU Type Mobile Intel Pentium M 730, 1600 MHz (12 x 133)
Motherboard Chipset Mobile Intel Alviso i915PM
System Memory 2048 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
Video Adapter ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 (128 MB)
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2653
Disk Drive HTS726060M9AT00 (60 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
I installed WindowBlinds on this, and suddenly there was a massive slowdown in file operations.
For example, a simple deletion of a single file takes up to 30 seconds.
While trying to find the cause, on of the things I did was to change my selected skin back to "Windows XP style".
After I did that, the slowdown is no longer present. The slowdown happens with almost all skins.
During trying to fix the problem, in settings on the "XP Specific" tab,
I found selecting "Always use the Animations selected below" and using "Default Animations" improves the situation,
but it still feels a little slow compared to the standard XP Skin.
I did NOT notice this behaviour when I had XP on my old Desktop and had WB installed there.
So my query here is, considering the lack of power in this Laptop,
I was hoping someone could please explain and give recommendations on the settings in the screenshot below:
also if I should use the "per pixel frames" or not (I still don't understand what "per pixel frames" actually does).
I'd be thankful for any assistance on this.