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Tips on Optimizing Speed for TraceFinder4.0 and later

The first tip for speed optimization can be used on any application. On many systems, the power setting is set for Balanced, especially for laptop users as this conserves battery power. However, graphic intense applictions and those applications that require your processor to be run optimally, need the CPU to be fully powered. Otherwise, the CPU and RAM will not perform at their specified speeds.

Under the Control Panel for Windows 7, select the High Performance Option.

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High Performance Power Option

 

Second, Microsoft has put out a new version of the .NET Framework, which drives many of the underlying functions in Windows and applications written for Windows 7. Most people have no idea that this exist.

The new version .NET 4.6.2 fixes many issues Windows was experiencing with .NET 4.5.1, which TraceFinder 3.3 and above was installed with. Also, if your IT group or new PC has .NET 4.6 or 4.6.1, Microsoft has suggested that users install the new .NET 4.6.2.

Below is a link to download the framework from Microsoft. Please check with your IT group before making changes on a corporate PC.

.NET Framework Offline Installer

You can check your version of .NET Framework in the Control Panel/Add Remove Programs/Programs and Features

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Add/Remove Programs .NET Version

Thermo Freestyle – Data Dependant Navigation Tutorial

In the pending TraceFinder 3.2 release, FreeStyle will be an optional feature that comes with every installation.

FreeStyle is a new qualitative viewing package that is taking on the features of QualBrowser.

TraceFinder 3.2 gives you the ability to utilize both QualBrowser and Freestyle when analyzing data, from links within the application.

Please view the video below as a quick tutorial on the data dependant navigation of FreeStyle.

Video player has changed. If the picture appears blurry, in the top right hand corner of the player you can enable HD to play back high resolution video.

Thermo FreeStyle – Sequence Navigation tutorial

In the pending TraceFinder 3.2 release, FreeStyle will be an optional feature that comes with every installation.

FreeStyle is a new qualitative viewing package that is taking on the features of QualBrowser.

TraceFinder 3.2 gives you the ability to utilize both QualBrowser and Freestyle when analyzing data, from links within the application.

Please view the video below as a quick tutorial on the sequence navigation of FreeStyle.

Video player has changed. If the picture appears blurry, in the top right hand corner of the player you can enable HD to play back high resolution video.

Thermo Freestyle – General Navigation Tutorial

In the pending TraceFinder 3.2 release, FreeStyle will be an optional feature that comes with every installation.

FreeStyle is a new qualitative viewing package that is taking on the features of QualBrowser.

TraceFinder 3.2 gives you the ability to utilize both QualBrowser and Freestyle when analyzing data, from links within the application.

Please view the video below as a quick tutorial on the basic navigation of FreeStyle.

 

Video player has changed. If the picture appears blurry, in the top right hand corner of the player you can enable HD to play back high resolution video.

 

Note: FreeStyle is a separate application and will require a separate license from TraceFinder.

However, when you apply for a TraceFinder 3.2 license you will receive both a  TF license and a FreeStyle license.

You simply apply each to their respective license when using the applications together.

Licensing….. How many licenses do I really need?

A question came across the Blog that asked about Licensing and Multiplexing?

The answer to the question is two.

One License for the version of the application(ie. TraceFinder EFS, TraceFinder Clinical, ect..) and One for the Additional Module such as Multiplexing support for the Aria OS.

IF you go to the upper left section of the application in the menu bar and select Help, at the bottom of the dropdown will be an item called License Activation.

Here you can open the licensing window and request or enter license data.

If your trial period is over then only a license screen will appear when you open the application from the file menu or from the desktop icon.

This is true for both the Application and the Additional Feature of Multiplexing.

 

Method Forge … Acquisition and Method Creation

Below is a quick video of how to use the Method Forge feature while acquiring a data file.

Method Forge can be used with either an existing data file or be used to produce a data file using an instrument method. It then extracts the data out of the file and created compounds and components from detected peaks, defined in the assigned Method Template.

The Method template will be discussed in a post next week.

If the video is blurry select the cog wheel in the lower right of the video window and adjust the resolution setting.

Stop Bouncing Around When Reviewing Data

In Tracefinder you have the ability to review your data in the form of you final report in Report View.

By selecting the report you want to see and the data you want see it from, as long as its a Standard Report shipped with TraceFinder, you can see a preview of the report without actually creating the pdf or paper.

This is a virtual report help in memory while you review it. It allows the user to see the end result but still be able to make some changes.

 

 

A feature of many of the Standard reports that are sample centric is the Active View tab.

This tab allows the user to stay in the reporting area and make data review type changes. It will display the results found in the text of the report, but give you the ability to perform chromatographic editing just like in Data Review. Once all the changes are made then simply press an Update Report button that will appear above the virtual reports and the data on the report will be updated and the results in the Data Review Screen will be too.

This keeps you from clicking around from Report View and Data Review.