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qwert

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Message 82137 - Posted: 21 Oct 2017, 10:39:52 UTC
Last modified: 21 Oct 2017, 10:40:10 UTC

So, I run BOINC on my windows home computer, and if I start watching netflix/youtube/twitch or whatever after 3 minutes (my "idle" boinc time) it starts lagging and I have to close it.

I found this old thread which was asking for the same thing, a "disable boinc cpu/gpu usage on full screen detection" feature
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=8450

both answers I see there are weird since :
- adding my browser as "exclusive_app" would stop BOINC in like 95% of cases it's not needed
- I don't believe it's impossible to create this feature while keeping the screensaver as exception / making it disable the screensaver if selected

I think it would be really useful for a lot of people.

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Message 82156 - Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 13:04:12 UTC

What helps for me is to snooze the GPU and then I can watch netflix. The CPU projects just continu. Maybe it works for you too.

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Message 82230 - Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 1:50:14 UTC

You can also set GPU computation to pause when a specific application is started. On my DVR pc, I have it set for Chrome; if you don't want it to automatically pause during web browsing, use a different browser for watching videos than you would for other tasks.
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