© J.C. Kessels 2009
This setting controls if the diskmap shows the beginning of the disk
at the top-left (no) or at the bottom-left (yes).
- Default is "yes". The beginning of the disk is the fastest part of the
disk, so that's where MyDefrag moves all the data. With the default
DiskmapFlip(yes) setting the data will be shown at the bottom of the
screen, with empty space above. Bits and bytes don't care about gravity,
but my stupid brain still finds this display more natural than the
DiskmapFlip(no) setting, where the data seems to be floating above empty space.
- Television screens draw the picture line by line, starting at the
top-left. I don't know why the inventors chose to do it like that, perhaps
they just followed the layout of a written page of text. Computer video
memory therefore also starts at the top-left, it starts at zero and counts
up, showing one pixel at a time.
Drawing a diskmap is therefore easiest to
do with the beginning of the disk (zero) at the top-left, and this is what
most defragmenters do.
Years ago the earliest versions of JkDefrag also did it like that, but I
didn't like it and at some point in time added extra code to flip the
See also: Settings