Toggle Rendering (Display) on/off to save resources

Case number:699969-997584
Topic:General
Opened by:StackOverflow
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Monday, April 28, 2014 - 06:36
Last modified:Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 09:15

When running a recipe for a hours, I don't need to see the 3d rendered fold.
I would love to have a master switch for turning the display off in order to save resources

Currently I untick everything in the view preferences to try and get a small boost. Takes time for only a small gain. Be awesome for one checkbox or button to trash all rendering bar script output and rank.

(Mon, 04/28/2014 - 06:36  |  2 comments)


Joined: 09/21/2011

you can just toss the protein off screen. 2d to watch it run? meh, to each their own.

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Foldit runs two threads, one for network and folding, and one for UI and drawing. The GUI thread stops when the app is minimized on Windows. I think it also stops on linux, but I'm not 100% sure.

This behavior can be overridden in the options because GUI Recipes depend on the GUI thread under Windows.

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