why does dragging a window around still use up so much processing power?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

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    you would think that with as advanced as windows xp/vista have gotten, that the simple act of dragging/wiggling a window around wouldn't use up 25%+ processing power.

    hell, on my macbook, wiggling the cursor around the screen uses up almost 25% alone
     
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    wow... i just checked, dragging firefox around the screen uses 20% of my cpu, moving the cursor like mad uses 2%

    good question, why 20%.... thats messed up methinks
     
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    I dunno what you guys are doing, but when I shake my IE window like I'm having a seizure IE moves from 0% to 1% and back and forth...
     
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    do you have a DX10 video card? I thought that the GUI is GPU controlled with a DX10 card or something.
     
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    I'm running Vista, and it takes between 8-12%.
     
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    I have a dx10 card but am only running xp.
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Are you displaying windows contents while dragging?? That'll use up resources ...
     
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    any window, from an empty browser window to a dialog box seems to also use up processing power on any computer i've ever worked on
     

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