Desktop Window Manager in Vista

I have been working my laptop for few hours and each operation is becoming painfully slow. Looked in to the Task Manager to see if there is anything unusual!

I have my Visual Studio 2005 open with 2 IE windows with each about 6-7 tabs.

My Visual Studio is taking about 56,000K and Each IE about 30,000K. What was surprising to me was a process dmw.exe, Desktop Window Manager, taking about 75,000KB!

After few google hits, i found out this is the process that manages my Vista Aero look! I got mad at it for a sec and said “End Processor”. My screen flickered for a second and the memory usage of this process kicked back to 60,000k in few sec !!!

Couple of links that explain this process

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa969540.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/greg_schechter/archive/2006/03/05/544314.aspx

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