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GPU-Z enhancement - add hover tip to display dynamic information when GPU-Z minimized

Discussion in 'GPU-Z' started by Smorch, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Smorch

    Smorch New Member

    May 12, 2012
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    When GPU-Z is minimized to the notification area (what used to be named system tray prior to Windows 7), and you mouse over the minimized GPU-Z icon, it only displays the static information containing "TechPowerUp GPU-Z", followed by the software version # (e.g. -
    "TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.6"). While this is informative, it is probably already known to the user.
    More useful information could be displayed when doing a mouse over the minimized icon in the notification area. At a minimum, displaying GPU Load, for example. GPU-Z displays more or less information in it's normal Sensors tab, dependent on the Graphics Card being monitored. I
    think it could be a useful enhancement, so you don't always have to obscure a reasonable chunk of the display window just to quickly check some Sensor readings.

    An example of a program that does this is the Smart RAM Utility, which is part of Advanced System Care. When it is minimized in the notification area (system tray), and one does a mouse over, it for example displays "Smart RAM, RAM free 35% (1402 MB), CPU free 71%"
    [in this example the comma's represent newlines, hence 3 lines displayed].

    I would definitely find it a useful feature.

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