Windows Operating systems is used by 77% — 87.8% of users globally. Out of these users, most of the users have a common belief about refreshing windows.
When you get your hands on your pc, the very first thing you do is refreshing Windows countless times. The reason behind this is , that many of them think refreshing can accelerate the system and increase the performance by freeing up the RAM. To be more precise , this is a common ‘MYTH’ shared among most of the windows users. Refreshing windows does nothing like that.
What is refreshing actually does?
When considering about the Desktop of your windows, it is a dynamic frame which refreshes in a particular frame rate in order to provide a continuous visual experience for the user. To display each frame ,the hardware will have to carry a workload to generate each frame. This will reduce the availability of the hardware for other processes of the computer. Therefore, to overcome this barrier, there is a automatic refresh process programmed in the OS which marks the items ‘dirty’ only the once which should be changed. So only the items marked as ‘dirty’ will be recreated in the next frame reducing the workload for the hardware.
But, sometime the auto refreshing mechanism fails due to some reasons. Therefore the changes are not displayed properly. The refreshing option provided for the users is to overcome this issues. When a user refresh the window by pressing F5 or by right-clicking, it marks all the items within the context as ‘dirty’ . Therefore, the system recreates the whole frame rather than updating only the changed items in the frame . This is what simply happens when you refresh the window you are working on. You don't need to refresh the window countless times. Just one time is enough.
From the next time, think before you refresh countless times.
That's all for now. Thank you for reading.