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[Bug] Skin lags when viewing its measure/variable information.

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Cariboudjan
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[Bug] Skin lags when viewing its measure/variable information.

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Rainmeter 4.4.0.3408 beta (64-bit)
Language: English (1033)
Build time: 2020-10-30 18:34:29
Commit Hash: acdaec34
Windows 10 Pro 2004 64-bit (build 19041) - English (2057)
Path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\
SkinPath: C:\Users\Virgi\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\
SettingsPath: C:\Users\Virgi\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\
IniFile: C:\Users\Virgi\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini

This may have already been true and just hadn't noticed it before. When the skin is selected in the Skin tab of the About Rainmeter window, the skin is a bit laggy. It's particularly noticeable with mouseover actions.
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Re: [Bug] Skin lags when viewing its measure/variable information.

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Cariboudjan wrote: November 14th, 2020, 11:55 am Rainmeter 4.4.0.3408 beta (64-bit)
Language: English (1033)
Build time: 2020-10-30 18:34:29
Commit Hash: acdaec34
Windows 10 Pro 2004 64-bit (build 19041) - English (2057)
Path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\
SkinPath: C:\Users\Virgi\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\
SettingsPath: C:\Users\Virgi\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\
IniFile: C:\Users\Virgi\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini

This may have already been true and just hadn't noticed it before. When the skin is selected in the Skin tab of the About Rainmeter window, the skin is a bit laggy. It's particularly noticeable with mouseover actions.
This doesn't particularly surprise me. When the About / Skin tab of About Rainmeter is open, each and every measure and variable value in the selected skin is being updated in real time. If you have skins that have a lot of measures that are being updated, this is putting a lot of extra work on Rainmeter. Since computers are so powerful these days, and Rainmeter is so efficient, you are unlikely to see any effect from this. I certainly never have. However, if you have a large complicated skin, with a lot of measures being updated rapidly, I could certainly see this. Simply close the About / Skins window and all will be well.

The About / Skins dialog is extremely powerful and useful for seeing what is going on with your skins. It's indispensable for skin authors. It is however, not "cheap", and shouldn't be left open all the time.
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Cariboudjan
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Re: [Bug] Skin lags when viewing its measure/variable information.

Post by Cariboudjan »

Yep. No biggie. It's still usable either way and easy to remedy.