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I note that in Task Manager (XP Pro here) MaxExp.exe is always high up on the list when sorted by CPU descending. Showing 0-2%, it's in company with Explorer.exe and other 'big stuff', in the top half dozen. This is when ME Pro is not running a macro (and hasn't been doing so for hours). FWIW, I ran ProcMon for a few seconds, and filtered Process Name with 'MacExp.exe', giving this result. Means nothing to me, but maybe it will offer clues to others:

 

MEPro-CPU-Usage.jpg

 

My file FULL2010.mex is admittedly rather large, 4.1 MB, with 1055 macros in 74 categories. Needs some culling when I get time. But could that be the cause? Is the file constantly scanned or something?

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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Macro Express is constantly watching for windows and controls to come and go. If you have scheduled macros, it is checking every 10 seconds (by default but if I recall from another thread, you have set it to 1 second) to see if it is time to run another macro. It is watching for messages indicating that a file or folder has changed. Macro Express is never completely idle.

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Thanks Kevin.

 

I may well have changed it at some time to test a particular macro, but at present Check the scheduled macros... is set to 10 seconds. So I wouldn't expect that to be of any significance.

 

Does the CPU usage depend to any extent on the size of the MEX file? Does mine (with maybe a third of those thousand or so macros disabled) look particularly 'heavy' to you?

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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