Posts tagged ‘work’

Multi-Tasking with crappy applications (MS Word)

Some applications while processing a request can ‘freeze’ or lag the UI of the OS. But most are single threaded applications and I sit on a powerful multi-core desktop. My example Mail Merge in Microsoft Word.  My work around so I can keep working in other applications on my desktop is to make multiple user accounts. So when I want to run a MS Word mail merge I first switch to ‘Jason2’ account and start the long mail merge process, and switch back to my main account to continue working with no UI Lag from the OS.

Silly Windows.