As already announced, the latest version of Folder Size is no longer using Adobe Flash for its charts as it is an outdated technology and a potential security hole. The new charts introduced in version 220.127.116.11 were good, but we took a step further to make them GREAT.
Improved Chart Performance and Hardware Acceleration – Smoother Graphics and Fonts
The new release enables hardware acceleration for the charts which dramatically improves performance. The new charts will run at least three times faster and possibly even more depending on the hardware configuration – the video card installed in the system. The quoted “3 times higher” performance should be easily achieved even with a basic onboard graphics card. No changes are required on the user end in order to enable the hardware acceleration – installing the new version is sufficient to make it work.
Besides the performance optimizations the charts now look smoother which includes both graphics and text. There is a better anti-aliasing (Cleartype) algorithm that eliminates any jagged edges.
Colors are replaced with softer, yet pleasing alternatives that are easy on the eyes.
Some small bug fixes not worth mentioning in details are also available in this release. A list of all the new features and fixes can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size
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