If you’re a designer using a pc platform then you know that most of the image editing software you use eats up your computer’s resources. (Stop laughing MAC users) Especially if you have about 6 to 8 different applications running at the same time, depending on your computer’s specs, running all these applications at the same time will often cause the pc to lock up or shut down on its own.
So what do you do when you start to notice that your pc is bogging down? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple button you can click on to clear out your computer’s memory? WinXP doesn’t have that button but that shouldn’t stop us from making our very own clear memory button. This is really simple so let’s get to it…
First thing you need to do is right-click anywhere on your desktop, click on New, click on Shortcut. This will bring up the Create Shortcut wizard, copy and paste the following into the location text box:
Click Next – Now name it whatever you want, I suggest naming in “Clear Memory” and click Finish.
And that’s it, you should see an icon called Clear Memory on your desktop. Whenever your computer hangs when you’re using your apps simply click this button and your computer memory will be cleared w/o having to restart completely…pretty nifty huh?