There are some settings in SharkScope Desktop that you can use to reduce the number of searches used. This comes at the price of less information.

To reduce searches:

  1. Go to Tools -> Preferences… (on Windows) or SharkScope Desktop -> Preferences… on Mac.
  2. Ensure Cache player info for 24 hours is selected.
  3. Change Minimum hands before fetching info to a higher number than the default of 1. Change it to “5”, and you’ll never use a search for players at a table for less than five hands.
  4. Select Use Searches for tournaments only

Read a full description of all the settings on this screen here: Settings -> SharkScope