The new animations are so CPU intensive!
Is there a way to disable those animations ? While they look pretty cool. It's hogging my CPU.
Try this yourself; Animate a lesson pic or two, Press Shit+Esc (if you're on Chrome) and see how much Duolingo is using from your CPU. It's quite bad.
They also make me feel sick as they trigger my motion sensitivity and take me into the zone where a migraine becomes likely:( The strange lurch the mobile screen sometimes inexplicably does also does this. Duolingo doesn't need to be animated it is fantastic as it is. I would hate not to be able to use it anymore. I am unable to play most games because of this, or watch certain films or be a passenger.
Please stop tweaking and concentrate on content. Please!
You are not wrong! I'd rather have the content issues in French resolved than have animations that were a novelty for a nanosecond or so only. I get that these development options need different skills, and everything I have on here is free. You have to wonder whether Duolingo gave it to an intern as a training exercise - I cannot imagine any other motivation. I don't see it adding to their income stream.
EDIT: A lingot for the tip on shift-Esc; now that IS useful!
Hovering over a skill to activate its animation caused Firefox's CPU usage to go from 1% to 15-19%! That's insane.
On a Mac ( ̣iOS 10.14.6) you can click the battery at top menu then click any program listed showing a lot of energy usage and see exactly what it is using.
I like the one for Politics in Vietnamese. A temple that collapses. But how much memory could it possibly use if you are not animating?
duo.mov I have it on my desktop but when I copypasta here it only has name. Where do I need to put it to bring it here? Take your time to answer so It's not the first thing one could say...
Ha, ha. It's so easy once you know what to do...
the stuff you see in shift + esc is not the amount you are using, it is the percentage of the cpu that chrome is using for duolingo, for example, on my pc, chrome uses around 0.2% of my cpu, and if the number in shift+tab for duolingo is 10, then it is using 10% of that 0.2% for duolingo, so it is using 0.02% cpu. to see how much cpu chrome is using, open up the task manager by right clicking on the taskbar (in windows).
I think the animations are cute - but so unnecessary. It's actually pretty easy- the pictures etc. are all in a template that each page references, so you only have to make the changes on the single page - but this is one of those - for the sake of looking cool things that just - takes up bandwidth.
for the sake of looking cool things that just - takes up bandwidth.
Are you sure about your claim? I thought they are moving vector graphics.
Who who in their right mind would want to disable animations like Politics in Vietnamese : https://media.giphy.com/media/RJ8WFsaR2Kc5NgqUrE/giphy.gif
Lol funny. Very accurate too.
Interestingly enough, the 'drink' skill in Chinese has a picture of..... a hamburger. And the 'gourmet' skill has a picture of.... a bucket of paint. So does the 'restaurant' skill. And the 'house' skill has a picture of.... a plunger.
Well played, Chinese team! Good thing I have high-speed internet : D
Also, (sorry that this is off-topic) Songve, I tried to follow you but the button didn't appear on your profile. Did you block me or is this a different issue altogether?
Edit: Hold it. HOLD IT. How come Vietnamese has those cool castles at the checkpoints and Chinese doesn't?
My profile on private so I can't follow folks and they can't follow me. And I can't see Leagues, which is the reason I put it on private.
I have castles on my Chinese tree. I noticed them a few days ago so you might get them soon. Have you cleared your cookies recently?
Here's a Duolingo correction they missed: "Press Shit+Esc " should be "Press ❤️+Esc"
Wow! I just tried it out on Firefox and my CPU usage jumped from 5% to 21% !
When are Duolingo going to learn that whilst change is good for some of its students; opt outs are a classy recognition that not everyone is the same?
I got memory warnings on Safari before the animations and switched to Chrome. But my CPU fan goes on more. What's it all mean? I dunno.
Is this a feature only a few people are getting as a test? I don't have them.
Any new change can produce a negative outcome, hence test it in small scale first.
Well, that would explain the ten-minute lag when I opened up my windows for the night. Jeez!