Docklight runs really slow on my PC. When I use Hyperterminal or my old DOS-based tool, I can monitor all the communication, but Docklight seems to be too slow for this. What can I do?

Docklight runs really slow on my PC. When I use Hyperterminal or my old DOS-based tool, I can monitor all the communication, but Docklight seems to be too slow for this. What can I do?

Applies to: Docklight (all versions), Article ID: dl_faq005

Docklight does a lot more than Hyperterminal and other small terminal applications. The communication data received is processed byte-by-byte and a lot of formatting and conversion rules are applied. Most of the processing time is consumed for the visual formatting and display buffer updates. But there are ways to speed this up: If you do not require different colors for the two communication directions in different colors, try “Plain Text Mode”. Also, in many cases, the decimal or binary display is not needed, so disabling these communication window representations will result in better performance as well. See the section “How to Increase the Processing Speed …” of the Docklight User Manual for more information.

Docklight Manual – How to Increase the Processing Speed and Avoid “Input Buffer Overflow” Messages