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Posted by Paul J. Miller
Aug 4, 2018 at 10:13 AM

 

I’m running Right Note on an old desktop machine and a more recent laptop, I have never noticed any flicker.

In response to 4.6 being released I thought it was about time to do a review.  So I did.

If anyone is interested its on https://pauljmiller.wordpress.com/

 


Posted by tightbeam
Aug 4, 2018 at 11:08 AM

 

Unless you have an ancient machine - which is not the fault of the developer - that sort of RAM usage is a drop in the bucket of available memory. I haven’t used RightNote in a while, but when I did use it, I never had any problems or crashes, and certainly no “flicker”. It’s solid software.

 


Posted by Anthony
Aug 4, 2018 at 01:10 PM

 

RN, as many other softwares, has moved some icons towards moder design. For instance (in WinOS):

..RN up to 4.0x —> Icons of the Editor Toolbar were old style (same kind of the main menu)
..RN above 4.0x—> the icons of the above Toolbar are now modern style and almost 50% bigger.

Unfortunately for users (at least in my limited desktop testing), there seems no option so far to make them smaller, and save - among other things - real estate.

Responsiveness is very important,  but is is better done (as it was up to v.4.0x) without eating twice the RAM. In 32bit OSes, RAM is limited!

 


Posted by Paul J. Miller
Aug 4, 2018 at 01:49 PM

 

In a 32 bit version of Windows the RAM is limited to 2 Gb whatever the physical memory in the machine.  In a 64 bit version of Windows I don’t know what the limit is but certainly more than any machine can physically hold at the moment.  Even so the difference in memory use is unlikely to cause problems.

The number of 32 bit machines being used is on the decline.  The problem with the size of the icons doesn’t happen with Windows 10 only earlier versions of Windows.  With Windows 10 Microsoft introduced screen scaling which some programs work well with and which others don’t work so well with.  Right Note, InfoQube, MyInfo and Ultra Recall scale their GUI to fit computers with high DPI screens.  ConnectedText doesn’t and so the you end up with microscopic icons and titles which are only half displayed.

My experience of Right Note is that it scales all the elements of it’s GUI correctly whatever the screen resolution and there is no flicker on a re-draw, it doesn’t use excessive amounts of RAM even for large notebases and has not crashed on me yet.

Both my machines are running Windows 10 (64 bit) with 8 Gb RAM.  The desktop screen is 1920 x 1200 and is scaled to 150 %, the laptop screen is 3200 x 1800 and is scaled to 250 %.

 


Posted by Orchid
Aug 4, 2018 at 02:13 PM

 

Paul J. Miller wrote:
In a 32 bit version of Windows the RAM is limited to 2 Gb…

It is almost 4 GB

 


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