I noticed that after working with IntelliJ 5594 for a bit in Windows XP,
that the amount of "handles" that it uses rises to about 16,000 to 18,000.
Most programs that hog windows resources don't even use more than 4,000
handles. Windows XP has a REAL problem with slow downs after the total
amount of handles gets past about 16,000 to 20,000 .. If you want to see how
many handles each of your programs use, open up the task manager, click on
the "processes" tab, click the "View" menu, then "Select Columns" and check
off "Handle Count". You will see that most programs are in the 100 to 1,000
range for handle count but IntelliJ is WAY up there in the 12,000 to 16,000
range. To see the total handle count, click the "Performance" tab and at the
bottom is the Total Handle count.
Is there a reason IJ needs so many handles?