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Game mode

Changes made during the Rainmeter 4.4 beta cycle.
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2bndy5
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Joined: February 25th, 2015, 2:38 am

Re: Game mode

Post by 2bndy5 »

I like the game mode feature, but I have noticed other apps that have a similar feature usually implement it when a full screen app is focused, but only if the user has enabled the setting to allow automated control over this feature (ex: Wallpaper Engine).

So, what about a setting in Rainmeter.ini? Call it "DetectGameMode" (or something). If the setting is enabled by the user (via Rainmeter.ini or Rainmeter's Settings tab in the Manage dialogue), then game mode would get triggered based on if a full screen app has focus. Of course the option to manually trigger it would always be available (like with Wallpaper Engine)

The reason I ask is because I have a skin that launches Steam games & RetroArch roms, and I understand the need to keep control of this feature per user and not per skin...
pppaulie
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Joined: July 21st, 2020, 4:57 am

Re: Game mode

Post by pppaulie »

This may be an odd request, but is it possible to have game mode default to enabled (persist through restart)?

I use Rainmeter as a meter panel on a screen on my PC case, which I only want to be active when I game.

I don't mind activating this manually (turning game mode off, which would show meters) when I want to game. Usually this extra screen runs wallpapers/visualizers so I don't want to have to enable game mode every restart.

Is there anything I can do?
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pppaulie
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Joined: July 21st, 2020, 4:57 am

Re: Game mode

Post by pppaulie »

So this morning I realized that if i'm willing to do a mouseclick before gaming, I should just set rainmeter to not launch with windows, and only launch it at that time. Forgive me, it was late.