Forground Apps

How To Modify CPU Priority To Prefer Foreground Apps

If you need to set CPU priority to prefer foreground apps then you have to adopt particular process. Your foreground programs can run quickly if you decide to adjust CPU priority to choose foreground applications. Processor offered time to function each and every software app in computer system in both background or in foreground. Each application receives certain amount of time. The time could be consistently spread among all of the applications. If one program in personal computer requires heavy resources, you'll be able to allow much more resources.

You are able to change Processor priority to prefer foreground programs if you wish to launch your foreground programs way quicker. To modify CPU priority to prefer foreground apps, there are two solutions:

1. Control Panel

2. Registry Editor

Modify CPU Priority to prefer foreground apps Via Control Panel

Firstly sign in to Windows 10 or whatever Windows edition you are using with administrator rights. Display Quick Access by pressing windows key + X. Just click Control Panel in the menu. From the Control Panel, click on System and Security after which click “System” in System and Security widow. A totally new window will be opened where you have to select “Advanced system settings” in the left side panel, which will start a new window “System Properties”.

At this point click on “Advanced” tab in System Properties window and click “Settings” under Performance. A totally new window named Performance Options opens where you have to select Advanced tab again and check Programs to ‘Adjust for best performance of programs’ and then click Apply and OK. "Adjust for best performance of programs" configuration is mostly chosen by default in Microsoft Windows Operating-System.

Modify CPU Priority to prefer foreground apps By Registry Editor

Write “regedit” without commas in run display box (Open run textbox by pressing Win key + R) and tap enter to display Registry Editor. Go through this registry key.


Adjust value of Win32PrioritySeparation to allow CPU give priority to prefer foreground apps. Double click “Win32PrioritySeparation” registry value. If you have to adjust the functionality of the foregrounds apps to become considerably better, then just allocate the Value data as 26. If you decide to change the value to 18, CPU will choose background apps.

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