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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: GIVE AN OPTION TO TURN CHAT BUBBLES OFF COMPLETELY Reply with quote

Please make an option in settings to turn off chat bubbles. The are a cause of lag and when pressing CTRL+B, it reduces lag quite a bit in game. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: GIVE AN OPTION TO TURN CHAT BUBBLES OFF COMPLETELY Reply with quote

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Please make an option in settings to turn off chat bubbles. The are a cause of lag and when pressing CTRL+B, it reduces lag quite a bit in game. Thank you.


I think this will not happen, because many use the chat bubbles to chat, instead of chat Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: GIVE AN OPTION TO TURN CHAT BUBBLES OFF COMPLETELY Reply with quote

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Please make an option in settings to turn off chat bubbles. The are a cause of lag and when pressing CTRL+B, it reduces lag quite a bit in game. Thank you.


I think this will not happen, because many use the chat bubbles to chat, instead of chat Rolling Eyes


This is very true that there are those that do use the chat bubbles instead of the chat box. But as Shamos asked for an option to be able to turn them off instead of getting rid of them completely. I don't think there would be any harm in any users experience if each user had a local setting to have no bubbles at all instead of having to go through the foolishness of pressing Ctrl B twice.

I personally would love to have an option on the settings to never have to see them because I find them a hindrance instead of a benefit.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be like walking into the phone company and saying you don't want to voice talk, but instead use sign language.

Even just as an option to disable the main purpose of the phone.....the 'selling point' of having a phone was to talk.

When IMVU was created, their unique 'selling point' was this bubble chat application...Even back at day #1, Year 1....Text chatting wasn't implemented. That didn't come about till about 2008 or so......I doubt IMVU would ever implement on option of TOTALLY turning off the main focal point of their application.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can turn off all bubbles with control B, why do imvu need to duplicate this in settings?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karenferndale wrote:
If you can turn off all bubbles with control B, why do imvu need to duplicate this in settings?


I might have an answer to this one.

Let's say you don't like using the chat bubbles while chatting. You have to press Ctrl B twice to make them go away right?

Now, let's say you are in a chat room and you want to add a music mix. Those pesky bubbles come back and now you have to press Ctrl B 2 more times to make them go away.

Oh!! but while you are chatting, you want to change your outfit to show your friends your latest look. Guess what comes back to haunt you? Those pesky bubbles, so now you have to press Ctrl B 2 more times to make those things go away yet again.

Granted 6 times isn't the end of the world, but with the option to disable them locally. That's a one time click instead of having to waste time pressing Ctrl B 2 times, X number of times in a single session.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This setting is already in place CTRL+B
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ctrl + B is a keyboard command to turn off the chat bubbles temporarily; it is NOT a setting within IMVU to turn off permanently. I support the OP with having an option to turn them off and not have to use a keyboard command every single time.


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Karenferndale wrote:
If you can turn off all bubbles with control B, why do imvu need to duplicate this in settings?


Granted 6 times isn't the end of the world, but with the option to disable them locally. That's a one time click instead of having to waste time pressing Ctrl B 2 times, X number of times in a single session.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LuceEve wrote:
This setting is already in place CTRL+B


While this is true, depending on what you are doing you may have to keep going back and pressing Ctrl + B 2 more times.

Want to add a Mix? Get ready to press Ctrl+B 2 more times to make the go away again.

Want to change outfits? Get ready to press Ctrl+B 2 more times to make them go away again.

Taking a minimum situation. If someone doesn't like the bubbles and they add a music mix to a room, and just change their outfit once. They will have had to press Ctrl+B 6 times.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pretty much ignore the bubbles but if there was a setting to get rid of them completely I would definitely use this setting. I only read chat in the text box.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karenferndale wrote:
If you can turn off all bubbles with control B, why do imvu need to duplicate this in settings?


It's a lag issue for many users , having to load 100's of bubbles as you enter rooms with a lot of users in it . The lag can be so bad you cant even push ctrl+b due to said lag . Also because they are animated . . Even more load/lag comes to play mostly in the tracking of those bubbles floating around as they do .

I've suggested bubble disable before entering a room for years and they wont even consider it afaic , their precious bubbles . Considering there is a text window for those who keep it open which is probably almost everyone . . Its dual non-sense .

To add with ctrl+b what I don't like about that is . . ctrl+b one time cuts it down to only the last bubble or two per users . ctrl+b twice or again turns bubbles right off yet also removes the users id at the bottom or where you set that . You'd think the user name would stay or it would be a triple ctrl+b to remove user name . . I don't know about anyone else but I like to see the names at the bottom/above avi wheresoever I set it and its annoying to me when I disable bubbles the names also vanish . IMVU snafu . . typical .
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... Bubbles causing lag...
Here is the thing. I do have a laptop that is fast enough to allow me to play games on full HD, even some of the latest titles on full graphics. Windows 8.1, i7 processor @3.2 GHz, 16 GB of RAM, nVidia 840μ 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 2 SSDs, 2 external monitors, etc etc. IMVU runs super smoothly there.
I also have a laptop by Toshiba which has been in my possession since 2006. Windows XP, Intel Core 2 Duo @2GHz, 3GB of RAM, ATI Radeon x1600 512MB VRAM, HDD, external monitor, etc etc. The 3D client runs smoothly there as well, despite being a machine over 10 years old, and also a machine that never turns off. I am not kidding, out of the 3.785 days that it has been in my possession, it has been off for 30 tops, and that is the sum of the hours turned into days.
So, when I see people with better machines saying that they lag, there must be something else that is wrong. It is not possible for a machine that is worn out to run IMVU smooth as ***, yet newer and better machines with better electronics inside to be inferior.
And if internet is an issue, allow me to say that even when I use the satellite connection or the 3G/4G network, everything is still fine. It is not fine when it is on IMVU's end.
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Hmm... Bubbles causing lag...
Here is the thing. I do have a laptop that is fast enough to allow me to play games on full HD, even some of the latest titles on full graphics. Windows 8.1, i7 processor @3.2 GHz, 16 GB of RAM, nVidia 840μ 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 2 SSDs, 2 external monitors, etc etc. IMVU runs super smoothly there.
I also have a laptop by Toshiba which has been in my possession since 2006. Windows XP, Intel Core 2 Duo @2GHz, 3GB of RAM, ATI Radeon x1600 512MB VRAM, HDD, external monitor, etc etc. The 3D client runs smoothly there as well, despite being a machine over 10 years old, and also a machine that never turns off. I am not kidding, out of the 3.785 days that it has been in my possession, it has been off for 30 tops, and that is the sum of the hours turned into days.
So, when I see people with better machines saying that they lag, there must be something else that is wrong. It is not possible for a machine that is worn out to run IMVU smooth as ***, yet newer and better machines with better electronics inside to be inferior.
And if internet is an issue, allow me to say that even when I use the satellite connection or the 3G/4G network, everything is still fine. It is not fine when it is on IMVU's end.


Yeah its a combination of many things like pc , net , location to server and so on . So its not bubbles causing lag so to speak its those users being annoyed with the loading times and calling that lag . To elaborate it isn't lag as in gamer terms which that basically means its affecting the actual in game play - in imvu essence it is termed lag for imvu-users because its annoying having to wait for bubbles to load slowing down you entering the room/s . Lets call it load lag . Now for those you talk to with better machines and faster this n that you really have no idea what they are running on said machine also again location location location . I'd guess the majority of imvu users and who are pc owners have old junky machines , never restart them , have way too much running , slow internet , far away from said servers and so on causing the real lag issues and not load lag as that seems pretty much equal for everyone when capabilities are equal .
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Now for those you talk to with better machines and faster this n that you really have no idea what they are running on said machine also again location location location . I'd guess the majority of imvu users and who are pc owners have old junky machines , never restart them , have way too much running , slow internet , far away from said servers and so on causing the real lag issues and not load lag as that seems pretty much equal for everyone when capabilities are equal .


My guess is that you missed this part here:
iShatteredSanity wrote:
I also have a laptop by Toshiba which has been in my possession since 2006. Windows XP, Intel Core 2 Duo @2GHz, 3GB of RAM, ATI Radeon x1600 512MB VRAM, HDD, external monitor, etc etc. The 3D client runs smoothly there as well, despite being a machine over 10 years old, and also a machine that never turns off. I am not kidding, out of the 3.785 days that it has been in my possession, it has been off for 30 tops, and that is the sum of the hours turned into days.
So, when I see people with better machines saying that they lag, there must be something else that is wrong. It is not possible for a machine that is worn out to run IMVU smooth as ***, yet newer and better machines with better electronics inside to be inferior.
And if internet is an issue, allow me to say that even when I use the satellite connection or the 3G/4G network, everything is still fine. It is not fine when it is on IMVU's end.

Core 2 Duo is not even an i3 processor, and nowadays almost every laptop has at least an i3 or i5.
If a super old laptop can handle IMVU and the load with ease, then it is the crap that people have in their computers that lags, or rather slows down their computers.
And for the record, I live in Greece, I am pretty far away from the closest IMVU server, and my connections are not the best either. I also use a mere mechanical hard drive on my old laptop, and yet things work smoothly, with of course some moments every now and then where old age is finally showing its mark on my machine.
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iShatteredSanity wrote:
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Now for those you talk to with better machines and faster this n that you really have no idea what they are running on said machine also again location location location . I'd guess the majority of imvu users and who are pc owners have old junky machines , never restart them , have way too much running , slow internet , far away from said servers and so on causing the real lag issues and not load lag as that seems pretty much equal for everyone when capabilities are equal .


My guess is that you missed this part here:
iShatteredSanity wrote:
I also have a laptop by Toshiba which has been in my possession since 2006. Windows XP, Intel Core 2 Duo @2GHz, 3GB of RAM, ATI Radeon x1600 512MB VRAM, HDD, external monitor, etc etc. The 3D client runs smoothly there as well, despite being a machine over 10 years old, and also a machine that never turns off. I am not kidding, out of the 3.785 days that it has been in my possession, it has been off for 30 tops, and that is the sum of the hours turned into days.
So, when I see people with better machines saying that they lag, there must be something else that is wrong. It is not possible for a machine that is worn out to run IMVU smooth as ***, yet newer and better machines with better electronics inside to be inferior.
And if internet is an issue, allow me to say that even when I use the satellite connection or the 3G/4G network, everything is still fine. It is not fine when it is on IMVU's end.

Core 2 Duo is not even an i3 processor, and nowadays almost every laptop has at least an i3 or i5.
If a super old laptop can handle IMVU and the load with ease, then it is the crap that people have in their computers that lags, or rather slows down their computers.
And for the record, I live in Greece, I am pretty far away from the closest IMVU server, and my connections are not the best either. I also use a mere mechanical hard drive on my old laptop, and yet things work smoothly, with of course some moments every now and then where old age is finally showing its mark on my machine.


Nope I read it all , you are very knowledgeable being a gamer and know your stats . . Most do not know any of that which for those reading is why I mentioned the basics - or to say re-iterated what you had already writ . There are so many factors to consider , for those aren't in the know , none of this will probably help anyways because they wont follow basic help procedures . Another thing to consider is the time people get on , while for you being 7-12 hours different than in the US depending when you are getting on will make a difference as when you are on . For instance right now everyone is at work here or school . For you it is night time . When the US users get on so is the whole other part of the US on imvu and online . Last to mention here a major factor is those in the US and thus closer to the servers will often be home and the whole family , city , town , state , country is sharing the internet with phones , ipads , ipods , computers , TV's et al which the former can lag imvu . Plus as I mentioned above its not in chat lag but loading time lag for this situation as the OP writ above . .
People in the US which is the majority of imvu users are so used to instant satisfaction they have no patience to wait a few minutes for a 10K/kb room to load with another many thousands of kbs from the chatters within . Now for instance if you'd like to do a test run search on Arcade Bot it is around 14k with 0 users . So for me on just as slow a computer as you and poor internet it takes a few minutes to load . I'd guess for you will be the same 2-3 minutes. . Also to note i am in New York so while much closer I'd guess during this time of day equal load time but let me know would be interesting to compare .

Oh one more thingy , when you talk to people about this in chat lag issue not loading time lag . . Ask them if they can play HD videos off youtube , dvd etc without lag such as yourself describes . My money is on most of them will not be able to play full HD without some glitches and lag . You have to remember just because you know what your doing most have no idea and are again on even more ancient or crippled due to what is running in the background machinery . They install and install never cleaning up their machines and have no clue how to wipe it clean and re-install just the basics so it runs at peak performance . Without even asking you I know for a fact you do know how to do all that , format , defrag and so on . Last last most people don't have new computers . . Nor good gamer machines and If they do they probably aren't playing with imvu because they'd think its lame
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