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Reply 480 of 485, by H3nrik V!

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maxtherabbit wrote on 2021-12-23, 21:07:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-22, 22:29:

Funny thing regarding bmp vs jpg is that back in the day, I always converted background images to bmp since decoding of jpg images hogged my general desktop performance. Not sure if it was on the 486dx2 or later on with k6-233 and Millennium 2 graphics ..

wouldn't it only have to decode it once at startup?

I would've thought that too, but no, changing desktop image to bmp rather than jpg made a world of difference to smoothness of operation ...?

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 481 of 485, by Munx

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-24, 08:39:
maxtherabbit wrote on 2021-12-23, 21:07:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-22, 22:29:

Funny thing regarding bmp vs jpg is that back in the day, I always converted background images to bmp since decoding of jpg images hogged my general desktop performance. Not sure if it was on the 486dx2 or later on with k6-233 and Millennium 2 graphics ..

wouldn't it only have to decode it once at startup?

I would've thought that too, but no, changing desktop image to bmp rather than jpg made a world of difference to smoothness of operation ...?

At least in Win98, you needed to "run your desktop as a web page" to use .jpg images for a background. That was what crippled performance.

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Reply 482 of 485, by H3nrik V!

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Munx wrote on 2021-12-24, 10:58:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2021-12-24, 08:39:
maxtherabbit wrote on 2021-12-23, 21:07:

wouldn't it only have to decode it once at startup?

I would've thought that too, but no, changing desktop image to bmp rather than jpg made a world of difference to smoothness of operation ...?

At least in Win98, you needed to "run your desktop as a web page" to use .jpg images for a background. That was what crippled performance.

Oh yes, how right you are. That was the reason 😀

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 484 of 485, by dr.zeissler

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Hi there are there Matrox especial mystique Wallapers/Logos here? The search does not find one.

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