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

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:20 am
by Dwedit
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:50 pm
by brizzo
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?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:32 pm
by lidnariq
The only other ones I saw were in font-awesome.min.css (ugh)

has .fa-spin and .fa-pulse animations

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

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:59 am
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:36 am
by Ben Boldt
How are we ever going to live with these graphical limitations?? :mrgreen: