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[E-devel] E17 fancy backgrounds use CPU during fullscreen apps/games
During the last two weeks, I have had very bad game performance when playing full screen games such as BZFlag
and Enemy Territory. I honestly didn't know what was going on. Turning
off all the settings to low and off in these games would still not
allow me to play a decent game.
Every minute or two the games would freeze up for a second or two and
became very annoying. :( I thought my video card was a peace of junk.
120 MB Nvidia ....
AND THEN, IT HIT ME!
I changed my background in E to a regular Jpg
file and all of a sudden these games started working like gems!
Everything was perfect, smooth and with all the graphic options set to
During Full screen apps and games, I believe that fancy backgrounds
should be paused to reduce CPU usage. Its not like you can see them
anyway, so why not disable them until the full screen app exits?