Animations (such as 'new post glow') eat up CPU/GPU resources

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Dwedit
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Animations (such as 'new post glow') eat up CPU/GPU resources

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I just measured that the animations on icons, such as the glow to indicate "new post in the thread", are eating up a significant amount of CPU or GPU time. Is there any way to remove these from the board?

GIF animations (such as the smilies) use much lower resources, so they're okay.
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Re: Animations (such as 'new post glow') eat up CPU/GPU resources

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I never even noticed the pulsing glow animation on the unread forum icon -- I have removed that from the CSS. You will have to do a Ctrl+F5 refresh.

Anywhere else that has this type of animation?
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The only other ones I saw were in font-awesome.min.css (ugh)

has .fa-spin and .fa-pulse animations
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Re: Animations (such as 'new post glow') eat up CPU/GPU resources

Post by Gilbert »

I never noticed them until I browsed the forums on mobile one day, and I thought they was not there in desktop mode.
But then I noticed that desktop mode also had these effects, just too faint to be noticeable (it's more noticeable on mobile possibly because I had to zoom in to view the pages on a tiny phone screen).

As few people are really aware of them and if that really ate much resources it's not a loss without them.
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How are we ever going to live with these graphical limitations?? :mrgreen:
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