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birno

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Posted - 08/18/2014 :  11:17:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Just a quick question, because the documentation a little ambiguous for me.

Don't Hide Gesture Draw Window - when you're not drawing a gesture, the draw window is normally sent behind all other windows to increase performance and eliminate flickering and mouse lag when starting a new gesture. Uncheck this option to instruct StrokesPlus to hide the window completely. (This setting has no effect if Keep Gesture Draw Window On Top is checked.

It says "Uncheck this option to instruct StrokesPlus to hide the window completely.", and the option name is "Don't Hide Gesture Draw Window".
So what it does exactly?

If checked then window is only sent behind all window and if not checked then hiding it completely?
What is the difference?

Rob

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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  15:05:48  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe it makes more sense to invert the option/wording... When checked, it only sends the window to the bottom of the window stack (z-order). When unchecked, it tells Windows to completely hide the window. The difference being that when you hide a window, Windows tends to clean up the memory/resources relating to the rendering of the window, so when you show the window, it has to do more processing to redraw it. Sending it to the bottom of the window stack doesn't destroy the associated rendering related info, so it's slightly quicker when it's called to the front of all windows.
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birno

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Posted - 08/22/2014 :  15:48:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rob, make sense now, but yes, I suggest to make some changes on wording or copy this answer into the documentation, because it makes totally clear the behavior and the difference.
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