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Why is PixelGetColor slow in windows 8?

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Sgrovert

I have made a script on a windows XP-64 machine were the corner of an edge is located with the following script

$col=PixelGetColor(1,500)
 $x=1
While PixelGetColor($x,500)==$col
    $x+=1
WEnd

$y=500
$col=PixelGetColor($x,$y)
While PixelGetColor($x,$y)==$col
    $y-=1
WEnd

The code works as follow :

- Get background color

- Check pixel to right

- On color change, while ends

- Look up color of the window border

- Walk up until top left border if found.

On my old windows XP machine, this script runs in milliseconds, like it's supposed to. On a brand new windows 8 pc, it takes up to 10 seconds to complete this code. Anyone knows why?

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Melba23

Sgrovert,

Last free-throw gamebot thread. Open another one and you will be sanctioned.

Discussions have shown that this is not for a game-bot - thread re-opened. :)

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Edited by Melba23

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Sgrovert

I went to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced system settings

And set "visual effect" to "Adjust for best performance"

It didn't solve the problem.

The windows 8 machine was installed 3 days ago, and allmost all setting are still at default.

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Melba23

Sgrovert,

Have you followed JohnOne's advice and tried turning off Aero or any other theme? Themes are known to have a pretty dreadful effect on PixelSearch performance. :huh:

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Edited by Melba23

Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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JohnOne

I went to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced system settings

And set "visual effect" to "Adjust for best performance"

It didn't solve the problem.

The windows 8 machine was installed 3 days ago, and allmost all setting are still at default.

No Idea how to do then I'm afraid.

It just sounded awfully familiar to problems people have had with win 7 also.

EDIT:

Here is first thing I found about it in quick search

http://superuser.com/questions/581673/disable-desktop-composition-in-windows-8-force-it

Edited by JohnOne

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