Will this help the memory footage?


I usually keeps 20 or even more files open and IDEA freezes very often. If I change my habit to close files as soon as it slows down, will it make big difference?

or what else can reduce the frozen times?

Thanks,
Cao

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Edit the idea.lax in dir. bin.
Here's my configuration. (The noddraw is for ATI users..)

lax.nl.java.option.additional=-Xms128m -Xmx128m -Djars.nocopy=true -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -Didea.system.path="~
.IntelliJIdea
system" -Didea.config.path="~
.IntelliJIdea
config" -Didea.popup.weight=heavy

If you use windows XP - switch to classic mode and disable theme service, saves about 20MB. Tweak your windows to have minimum services. I have 20.

You could also change LAF to metal (java look and feel) it seems to be less memory intensive than default. The Looks LAF from jgoodies is also good - memorywise.

With this config my system compaq laptop 1,6 P4 512MB runs fairly (MySQL, JBOSS, IDEA, Mozilla Firebird) The project contains some 400 classes.

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