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Does it on task list too.
It shouldn't be doing this.

Anyway I just made it do it now.  I scrolled down and successfully selected 5 projects using shift-click.  I then pressed CTRL and unselected one.  The page jumped up for no reason.  Clearly at that point there was nothing selected anywhere but the 5 in front of me.

It's quite random and only happens every so often.
Beta Testing / Page longer than a screen resets to top
November 03, 2023, 04:15:33 AM
When in, for example, the list of projects, and it's longer than one screen, and I scroll down and make say a multiple selection, it often jumps back to the top for some reason.
Beta Testing / Escape keys in dialog boxes
October 30, 2023, 08:32:15 PM
Some of the dialog boxes in Boinctasks do not respond to the escape key in the expected way (cancel).

Extra, boinc preferences: ok
Extra, boinc proxy settings: escape does nothing

I often open the wrong thing and just hit escape to cancel it.  All I get is a sound from windows.
Beta Testing / Re: CPU% wrong for fractional CPU cores
September 20, 2023, 07:20:54 PM
Tried that before (to get round the lack in Boinc of pausing only the CPU when an exclusive app is running), but it's very difficult to get it to work.  Setting less than 1 core per task is easier, and you can do it only for those apps which aren't fully using it.
Beta Testing / Re: CPU% wrong for fractional CPU cores
September 18, 2023, 01:19:39 PM
Yes I try to make it exactly 100% busy.  But when LHC tasks are idling waiting for downloads, I might aswell have it switching in other ones.

On this main machine I use for the web etc, I tell it 1.6 CPUs each, as running VB tasks slows the interface.
Beta Testing / Re: CPU% wrong for fractional CPU cores
September 14, 2023, 11:00:48 PM
I've just experimented by changing <avg_ncpus> on the fly.  It's rounding it up to the next whole number.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 all work fine.  0.8 gives the same percentage as 1.  1.1 gives the same percentage as 2.

However it does work for scheduling.  If I change 1 to 0.9 on a 24 core machine, it runs 27 tasks instead of 24.

I'd assumed the task itself reported a time, and Boinc or Boinctasks divided the processing time by the wall time.  So you're saying Boinc or Boinctasks receives a % from the OS (like you see in task manager), and uses that along with the time the task has run for, to calculate the processing time?  Something somewhere (not in the OS) must be then dividing by the number of cores in avg_ncpus, but it's using an integer and assumed nobody would ever set fractional cores.  Under 1 core is odd I admit, but it's feasible to set say 6.5 cores in an 8 core task which uses an average below what it's capable of.
Beta Testing / Re: CPU% wrong for fractional CPU cores
September 14, 2023, 07:34:16 AM
The 0.7C was me using an app_config:


This may seem an odd thing to do, but Theory on LHC downloads massive amounts of data, an d often the CPU is held up waiting, so I run more tasks than I have CPU threads.

If I have set 0.7C, and the times are showing say 70min out of 100min, that ought to show as 100%.
Beta Testing / Re: CPU% wrong for fractional CPU cores
September 13, 2023, 08:00:14 PM
But which program calculates the % from those numbers?  I can have 03:15:45 (02:46:40) 85.14% 0.7C, where the 0.7 is not taken into account.  Things like 6C are ok though.
Beta Testing / Re: CPU% wrong for fractional CPU cores
September 13, 2023, 08:00:26 AM
Not sure what you mean.  Boinctasks displays in the elapsed time column, a time, followed by another time in brackets.  The CPU% column appears to try to show the percentage of one versus the other, but including how many CPU cores are set to run for that task.  Which of these is Boinc controlled and which are calculated by Boinctasks?
Beta Testing / CPU% wrong for fractional CPU cores
August 08, 2023, 06:28:11 AM
If I set a task to take 1.5 cores, the CPU% column gives erroneous figures.  It works ok for whole numbers of  cores.

There's a good reason to set 1.5 cores, some tasks are more taxing and make the computer sluggish, so I make the scheduler do less of those by giving them 1.5 cores each, using <avg_ncpus>1.5</avg_ncpus> in app config.
I have a load of Windows computers which Boinctasks works with fine.  But I have some oddities - a 2nd instance of Boinc on the same machine, using a different port.  And a Virtual Linux machine (Oracle Virtualbox) on the same machine (different IP).  Both these don't work with the "Extra, boinc prefs" menu if I'm in the task tab and select one computer on the left - instead it shows the prefs for a different machine, possibly the last one I looked at the preferences for.  If I go into the computers tab and select one computer not on the left column but in the main section, it gets the right one.
Questions / Re: Missing queued tasks
July 14, 2023, 10:36:58 AM
DOH!  My fault.  I must have clicked that by accident, show only active tasks was checked.
Yes, options.  Thanks.

There's also <ignore_nvidia_dev> and <ignore_intel_dev> which I don't need as I only have ATI cards, but you might aswell add those too.

The full and up to date list is here:
Questions / Re: Missing queued tasks
July 13, 2023, 03:23:19 PM
If you can be more specific, I'll raise an issue on Github where the programmers live.  I use the term programmers loosely, I think there are two.