Friday, January 9, 2009

Don't Like It When Quick Drop is "Populating...Please Wait"?

I wrote an occasional nugget a few months ago with some advanced Quick Drop tips. Apparently word hasn't gotten around yet, because people still sometimes ask me if there's any way to avoid the initial "Populating...Please Wait" message the very first time Quick Drop is used after starting LabVIEW.

So to reiterate, if you go to Tools > Options > Controls/Functions Palettes and choose Load palettes during launch, your LabVIEW launch time will increase by a few seconds, but Quick Drop will be immediately ready the first time you use it.

Spread the word!