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Offline TheLetterQ

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2020, 05:14:14 AM »
Sorry, just one last thing. Is there anyone who can shed some light on whether or not I can tick the box "Disable fullscreen optimizations" in the avast properties?

https://imgur.com/0xK7RRt Here is a pic of what I am referring too. It will not save the option whenever I try to hit apply sadly. In fact, I can't change anything here.
The simple answer is NO you can't make any of those changes.

Dang. Alright thank you.

I hope this changes in the future. Being able to disable fullscreen optimizations like that is actually very important to improve gaming performance.
Improve gaming how?

In windows 10. Fullscreen Optimizations has been known to cause tons of issues with gaming performance since (I think) 1709. You used to be able to turn it off globally in various ways, but since 1809, it seems to be that you can't disable it on a global scale in the system anymore. (Some say you can, others say you can't, it is it or miss).

Many places I have read said that disabling it through the properties section (in the screenshot I posted) does work however, the annoying part is you need to disable it for each program 1 by 1. The problem however is a lot of people also say it isn't just disabling it in games. So long as something running in the back round is being effecting by fullscreen optimizations (for example: Nvidia Control Panel, Discord, Cortana, even something simple like Notepad etc...) , you need to disable it because they too can effect whatever you are doing because of fullscreen optimizations trying to do... Well whatever it is that it does to whatever program it is trying to optimize. Some have also said it does not matter if the program is actually open on the desktop, as long as it runs in the backround, fullscreen optimization is trying to do... Again, whatever it is that it does. I assume that Avast is one of these programs because it has the option, it just doesn't let you.

Take what I say with a grain of salt here of course as I am, like many, just some random person on the internet. I've just read a ton into this issue over the past couple of weeks.
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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2020, 02:46:42 PM »
Maybe you need to learn more about the Avast Do Not Disturb Mode.
Open the Avast User Interface > Menu > Settings > Performance


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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2020, 07:12:44 PM »
Maybe you need to learn more about the Avast Do Not Disturb Mode.
Open the Avast User Interface > Menu > Settings > Performance


I never said anything about notifications. Which the more I read what do not disturb mode does, all I see is about turning notifications off. Notifications have nothing to do with Fullscreen Optimizations.

I understand what the 4th box says about fullscreen apps. However that doesn't fix the problem either. It isn't apps being run in full screen that is the problem. It's any app on windows 10 that isn't running exclusively in full screen (which is just about everything, almost everything runs in a Borderless Windowed type of full screen) that is causing the Fullscreen Optimization trouble.

For example: With VLC, if you full screen it, it isn't exclusively full screened, it is being run in border-less windowed mode, which causes Fullscreen Optimizations to try and do whatever it wants and can cause problems.

I hope I am not coming off as rude, as that is not my intention.

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2020, 07:18:19 PM »
I still don't understand why you would be using the User Interface while you're playing a game?
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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2020, 08:39:27 PM »
I still don't understand why you would be using the User Interface while you're playing a game?

The interface doesn't have to be open. As long as the program is running in the background, Fullscreen Optimizations is trying to do whatever it feels like it needs to. This is why I would like to disable it in the properties, sadly Avast doesn't allow it. While I am sure there is a good reason Avast locks the user out of changing things in the properties window, this is one option I would hope avast allows us to tick and shut off.

I am using the free version, so it is possible you can do it in the Premium I suppose, but I am unsure.
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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2020, 08:54:35 PM »
I still don't understand why you would be using the User Interface while you're playing a game?

The interface doesn't have to be open. As long as the program is running in the background, Fullscreen Optimizations is trying to do whatever it feels like it needs to. This is why I would like to disable it in the properties, sadly Avast doesn't allow it. While I am sure there is a good reason Avast locks the user out of changing things in the properties window, this is one option I would hope avast allows us to tick and shut off.

I am using the free version, so it is possible you can do it in the Premium I suppose, but I am unsure.
Sorry but I still think you're totally off on your assumption about the resource usage.

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Re: Hello, just have some quick questions.
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2020, 11:04:07 PM »
I still don't understand why you would be using the User Interface while you're playing a game?

The interface doesn't have to be open. As long as the program is running in the background, Fullscreen Optimizations is trying to do whatever it feels like it needs to. This is why I would like to disable it in the properties, sadly Avast doesn't allow it. While I am sure there is a good reason Avast locks the user out of changing things in the properties window, this is one option I would hope avast allows us to tick and shut off.

I am using the free version, so it is possible you can do it in the Premium I suppose, but I am unsure.
Sorry but I still think you're totally off on your assumption about the resource usage.

I isn't about resources. It is a matter of FullScreen Optimization being allowed to do its "optimizations" according to whatever the feature thinks it needs to be doing can cause trouble for gaming.

That being said I respect your opinion. I just agree to disagree.