Resource Monitor

  • Authors: Alex Hall, Joseph Lee, beqa gozalishvili, Tuukka Ojala and other NVDA contributors
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This add-on gives information about CPU load, memory usage and other resource usage information.

Shortcuts

  • NVDA+Shift+E Presents used ram, average processor load, and battery info if available.
  • NVDA+Shift+1 Presents the average processor load and if multicore CPU's are present the load of each core.
  • NVDA+Shift+2/5 Presents the used and total space for both physical and virtual ram.
  • NVDA+Shift+3 Presents the used and total space of the static and removable drives.
  • NVDA+Shift+4 Presents battery percentage, charging status, remaining time (if not charging), and a warning if the battery is low or critical.
  • NVDA+Shift+6 Presents CPU Architecture 32/64-bit and Windows version and service pack numbers.
  • NVDA+Shift+7 presents the system's uptime.

If you have NvDA 2013.3 or later installed, you can change these shortcut keys.

Usage notes

This add-on does not replace task manager and other system information programs for Windows. Also note the following:

  • CPU usage is given for logical processors, not physical cores. This is noticeable for processors which uses Hyper-Threading where number of CPU's is twice the number of CPU cores.
  • If there is heavy disk activity such as copying large files, there might be delays when obtaining disk usage information.
  • Support for Windows XP from this add-on will end on December 31, 2017. Support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista will end on June 30, 2018.

Version 17.12

  • Added support for 64-bit ARM processors on Windows 10.

Version 17.09

Important: Version 17.09.x is the last version to support Windows XP.

  • Last version to run on Windows XP.
  • Windows 10 build 16278 and later is recognized as Version 1709. A minor revision for this add-on will be released once Version 1709 stable build is released.

Version 17.07.1

  • Reintroduce support for Windows XP (broken since version 17.02).

Version 17.05

  • Announcement of system uptime (time passed since last boot; NVDA+Shift+7).

Version 17.02

  • Updated psutil dependency to 5.0.1.
  • When checking disk usage, NVDA will no longer present an error dialog on some systems where a removable media is not properly recognized (such as when a card isn't inserted into a card reader).)

Version 16.08

Starting with version 16.08, add-on releases will be shown as year.month.revision.

  • Various revisions of Windows 10 are now properly recognized (such as 1607 for build 14393).
  • Windows 10 build revisions (after installing cumulative updates) are properly recognized (such as 14393.51).
  • If using Insider Preview builds, this fact is recognized.

Changes for 4.5

  • Add-on repository has moved to GitHub (can be found at https://github.com/josephsl/resourcemonitor).
  • Windows Server 2016 is properly recognized.

Changes for 4.0

  • Updated psutil dependency to 2.2.1.
  • Vastly improved performance when obtaining information on CPU load.
  • Added support for recognition of Windows 10.
  • In Windows 10, the build number of Windows will also be announced.
  • You can use Add-ons Manager to access add-on help.

Changes for 3.1

  • Resource Monitor officially supports Windows 8.1.
  • Updated translations.

Changes for 3.0

  • Updated psutil dependency to 1.2.1.
  • Announcement of current Windows version, CPU architecture and service pack if any (NVDA+Shift+6).
  • Ability to change add-on shortcut keys (NVDA 2013.3 or later).
  • Ability to copy individual resource information to clipboard by pressing resource commands two times.

Changes for 2.4

  • New languages: Chinese (simplified), Ukrainian.
  • Updated translations.

Changes for 2.3

  • Added Bulgarian translation.

Changes for 2.2

  • Added following translations: Arabic, Aragonese, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Tamil and Turkish.

Changes for 2.1

  • Updated psutil dependency to version 0.6.1.
  • Fixed long delay when getting information of drives.
  • Code cleanup.

Changes for 2.0

  • added translation support and translation comments.

Changes for 1.0

  • Initial Release