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#1 tordenflesk

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 08:26 PM

Somehow BBIconBox (with just tray icons enabled) seems to be limiting overall GPU usage when auto-hid. When I hover over it my FPS i WoW nearly doubles.

If I disable auto-hide and use clickraise instead i see no difference whether BBIconBox overlays the game or not.

bbIconBox.id.count: 1
bbIconBox.id.1: Tray

bbIconBox.Tray.placement: BottomCenter
bbIconBox.Tray.position.x: 654
bbIconBox.Tray.position.y: 1176
bbIconBox.Tray.useSlit: true
bbIconBox.Tray.alwaysOnTop: false
bbIconBox.Tray.AutoHide: false
bbIconBox.Tray.clickRaise: true
bbIconBox.Tray.snapWindow: true
bbIconBox.Tray.pluginToggle: false
bbIconBox.Tray.alpha.enabled: false
bbIconBox.Tray.alpha.value: 255
bbIconBox.Tray.orientation: horizontal
bbIconBox.Tray.path: TRAY
bbIconBox.Tray.title: Tray
bbIconBox.Tray.rows: 1
bbIconBox.Tray.columns: 1
bbIconBox.Tray.icon.size: 16
bbIconBox.Tray.icon.saturation: 63
bbIconBox.Tray.icon.hue: 0
bbIconBox.Tray.drawTitle: false
bbIconBox.Tray.drawBorder: true
bbIconBox.Tray.toolTips: true
bbIconBox.Tray.style: Menu Title

Windows 7 X64, bbZero 1.18.0-rc6, Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB

 

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 01:08 PM

First time I hear of it.

I'd suggest using a BBInterface script instead of IconBox.



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Posted 08 September 2020 - 04:09 PM

Doesn't seem to be limited to BBIconBox, BlackBoxBar has the same issue with auto-hide. Moving BBAnalogExMod (after toggling transparency on and off) onto my main monitor (over WoW) reduces FPS from 110+ to ~70.

 

My assumption is that WoW doesn't do well with any sort of transparent window overlayed its window. This isn't an issue with more "modern" games like Dirt Rally 2 and Two Point Hospital.

 

Is there some way to have dynamic width, auto-hidden tray that doesn't use transparency for the auto-hide?

 

I have no idea how to scrip BBi.

 

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:00 AM

You are probably right, so perhaps there is no point testing any further.

But if you let me know what was included in your IconBox, I can create a bbi script for you. If you want to try it, remember to include paths.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 07:31 PM

Just the tray.



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Posted 10 September 2020 - 01:25 PM

Have you tried bbtray?



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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:48 PM

bbtray doesn't load in bbZero. My guess is that bbtray is x86.



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Posted 11 September 2020 - 05:38 AM

Wrong, loads for me on my 64-bit puter. Most 32-bit plugins load on 64-bit systems. The opposite is impossible. Maybe re-install?



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Posted 11 September 2020 - 10:15 PM

The error:
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bbZero_install_1.18.0-rc6_mojmir.exe didn't seem to include bbtray, so I grabbed it from here

 

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 03:12 PM

Have the same build, but loads for me. Really weird... Can you please try the 32-bit build and see if it works on that one?



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 08:23 PM

Same error there with a fresh install of bbZero 32-bit


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:57 AM

This is getting really weird. No issues here...

Maybe try my bbtray?

 

Attached File  bbtray.zip   7.91KB   1 downloads

 

And, as a last resort, drop Mojmir's build in favor of Blackbox XZero450's build.






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