Out of memory. If you are the developer of this content ....
Post by iconPost by BooBill | 2021-01-10 | 16:10:02

Getting this error message a lot recently. Is this a game thing, Dashboard running out of allocated memory, something in my computer config?

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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2021-01-10 | 16:14:23
The game.

Recent versions crash every time you click your own boat in the Jules Verne.

And every few hours if you don't.

The damn thing uses 19G virtual memory, 2G real memory and 512M Video RAM to draw a simple chart.
Post by iconPost by FlyingCloud | 2021-01-10 | 21:30:25
It's not crashing but rather freezing after clicking on your boat because after 10 seconds the info window opens, albeit with lag. After that it opens more quickly.
Post by iconPost by BooBill | 2021-01-10 | 16:37:50
Since like, forever, I've had a real problem with the game crashing my iMac when I enter a race and that stupid animation of your track is playing. No other app causes problems. I've learned a whole process I have to go through, waking the computer up gently, using Windy.com to wake up the GPU, etc. It's real annoying when I get up at 4:30am to receive weather updates on 3 races and I have to power down and go through a 20 minute restart procedure.

Any suggestions on cause or solution for that one, I'm all ears.
Post by iconPost by FlyingCloud | 2021-01-10 | 21:32:13
There should be an option to skip these dreadful animations.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2021-01-10 | 21:51:53
Bit of thread drift here, but the mention of running on an iMac gives me a chance to ask something without an unnecessary extra thread... I recently bought a new iMac. The new "magic mouse" seems to be absurdly sensitive for its scrolling function. I figured out how to slow it down to a reasonable speed, so it works ok now for normal applications, but... it's a problem in Zezo. Anything it perceives to be a scrolling motion causes Zezo to zoom in or out. So I have to be exceptionally careful to avoid having Zezo constantly zooming in/out when all I want to do is check a few things and pan the screen around a bit. Anyone have a solution for this, other than throwing the magic mouse in the trash in favor of a cheap USB mouse like my old one? I guess I could just turn the functionality off, but it's useful in other websites and applications.

Back on topic... It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for VR to solve the crashing problem... It has always been an occasional thing, particularly if you never close your browswer and/or reboot, but the last 2-3 weeks it has been far worse.

BooBill... That's dedication, getting up at 4:30 AM to go to a desktop machine... I usually sleep through the update that currently occurs at 3:30 AM my time (4:30 in the summer), unless I'm dealing with a really unstable situation. But if I happen to wake up at 4 or 5 and want to check it, I just check on my phone without getting out of bed. It eliminates all of the challenges you're describing, and keeps me from waking up enough to be unable to go back to sleep. Worst case with tech issues is that the app freezes, which can be solved by closing and reopening it.
Post by iconPost by BooBill | 2021-01-10 | 22:03:10
I use an Apple USB mouse with the little roller ball, which is far less sensitive and eventually gets gummed up and stops working. That's one solution.

I'm fortunate to have Alex Thompson's sleep patterns ;) I can get up multiple times during the night and go right back to sleep. Can't run routes from a phone. Although last night, I set an alarm to the time I expected to clear La Palma, opened the phone, clicked the twa lock on and rolled back over to sleep. If I ever skip a weather update it's the mid-day one while playing golf. Although I'll usually check the phone and play follow the leader if they've adjusted course.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2021-01-11 | 01:24:37
Zezo works fine on a phone, as long as you don't mind hand-keying the coordinates. I'm often away from my computer (camping, hiking, running, sailing, awake in bed, etc) at when wind updates come in, but am happy to check that way.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2021-01-13 | 08:19:40
Re: zoom with Apple mouse: I have similar issues with the ThinkPad trackpoint where the scroll is emulated with middle button+stick.

Never looked into it before. It looks like a 10-year old bug + the scroll direction is not checked so a horizontal scroll will trigger a zoom too.

Will check it later because the ThinkPad is at the office.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2021-01-13 | 13:18:41
Does the Magic mouse work better now?

First, I had a bug

if (delta >= 1 ) {
} else if (delta <= -1) {

The second if() was comparing to +1, which works with click wheel, but would make any smooth scrolling device zoom out erratically.

Then I was not handling horizontal scroll which would also cause zoom on left-right movement (with wrong delta too).

The documentation says it well:


If the device supports continuous scroll (e.g., trackpad of MacBook or mouse wheel which can be turned smoothly), the value is computed from accelerated scroll amount. In this case, the value is the same as Safari.

If the device does not support continuous scroll (typically, old mouse wheel which cannot be turned smoothly), the value is computed from non-accelerated scroll amount (120 per notch). In this case, the value is different from Safari.

Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2021-01-13 | 17:41:00
You're amazing, Cvetan! Fixed! It means anyone with a continuous scroll mouse will have to actually click the + or - (or use the menu), but it keeps those devices from doing it accidentally. As long as it still works properly with the mouse wheels, and no one is unhappy about this change, it's perfect!
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2021-01-13 | 18:03:28
Hmm. It works with my trackpoint and the touchpad scroll gesture.

I don't have access to a Mac, would fix it properly otherwise. But Macs are not very popular around here.

You can also use the keyboard + and - keys for zooming.
Post by iconPost by MidnightFoiler | 2021-01-15 | 02:23:42
I have found Microsoft Edge crashes much less than Chrome. Odd that it does because Edge is just a different wrapper over Chromium but there you go.

You have to tell Edge to allow installing Chrome extensions but you can get all the extensions working. Only annoying thing is there doesn't seem to be a way to disable the "VR Dashboard started debugging this browser" banner like you can in Chrome.
Post by iconPost by SPRexxii | 2021-01-16 | 15:22:26
And Exactly how do you disable the banner?

Asking for a friend.


Post by iconPost by Hardtack | 2021-01-16 | 16:14:17
You can suppress the debugger warning by starting the Chrome with the --silent-debugger-extension-api command line switch.
Post by iconPost by SPRexxii | 2021-01-19 | 00:16:34
Banished! Thank you Hardtack.

I simply added: --silent-debugger-extension-api

After the .EXE under Target in the properties of the Desktop icon.

20 Second fix.

Thanks again got some screen back!
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2021-02-24 | 17:12:01
The problem discussed upthread with zoom occurring when unwanted on an Apple "magic mouse" is recurring... Not sure if the ThinkPad track has the same problem again also or not.
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