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Visual Lag Help

Help with creating, editing & fixing problems with skins
sriversage
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Joined: February 7th, 2020, 9:23 am

Visual Lag Help

Post by sriversage »

Hey all,

I'm getting into rainmeter and loving it but I'm experiencing an issue where some skins leave some graphical artifacts on my screen. Check this video to see what I mean:
https://youtu.be/vBmr7Hjzpe0

This also happens with clocks, when the time changes, it leaves behind the old time underneath.

I have a good computer with a good cpu, gpu and lots of ram, and my video drivers are all up to date.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
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balala
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Re: Visual Lag Help

Post by balala »

sriversage wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 9:28 am
I'm getting into rainmeter and loving it but I'm experiencing an issue where some skins leave some graphical artifacts on my screen. Check this video to see what I mean:
https://youtu.be/vBmr7Hjzpe0

This also happens with clocks, when the time changes, it leaves behind the old time underneath.
My first thought is that the hardware acceleration is turned on. If this is right, please try turning it of (take care, requires a complete restart of Rainmeter!) and retry all those skins.
sriversage
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Re: Visual Lag Help

Post by sriversage »

This worked! Thanks so much :)

Would you mind giving me a quick explanation for why hardware acceleration causes that?

Thanks again!
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balala
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Re: Visual Lag Help

Post by balala »

sriversage wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Would you mind giving me a quick explanation for why hardware acceleration causes that?
I'm not sure why, however hardware acceleration, if the driver of video card is not properly updated, in many cases causes such issues. For instance: https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=34009#p168220