Regardless of the configuration of a system and the hardware incorporated, there comes a time when you are likely to notice that your computer is becoming relatively sluggish. While it is true that the problem can be related to the hardware becoming obsolete, there are numerous times when the issue is associated with something else.

DashBar is a lightweight application that enables you to keep track of the performance parameters of your system and add a few extra quick links to the tools you are using frequently at the same time.

Even though it does not come with an interface per se, the application opens the quick bar in the top section of your desktop by default. You will be happy to learn that you can change the position to left, right and bottom. As a side note, make sure to change the location as administrator, as otherwise, the tool might become buggy.

The idea behind the app is to display various hardware parameters that can help you get an overview of the overall performance of the PC. You can choose which parameters can be displayed from the Configuration window and these include the processor, uptime, memory, battery, volume, DU Meter, Disk and CPU Frequency.

In addition to lending you a hand with tracking performance, the utility can also server other purposes, such as quick launching the application that you are using on a regular basis. You can add the shortcut to the app via the Configuration menu by specifying the path of the executable file as well as the icon and label that you would like displayed.

At the same time, the program allows you to add a shortcut to lock the keyboard, an option that can be useful in a wide variety of situations. For instance, if you have a toddler who likes to sit with you near the computer, you can avert accessing a lot of apps or sending unwanted messages.

In the eventuality that you would like to keep a close eye on the performance parameters of your system, particularly when you are running CPU-heavy applications, then perhaps DashBar could come in handy

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