Multi Monitor support for OSD

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  1. Emil

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    By courtesy of MSI Afterburner & RivaTuner Statistics Server Developers we have tools that enable OSD support for multiple monitors :) Special thanks to Unwinder !!!

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    New modules enabling such functionality:
    - SDK tool - DesktopOverlayHost
    - Profile switch - ShowForegroundStat

    DesktopOverlayHost key features:
    - open source tool
    - simple blank borderless 3D window
    - adjustable size, background color, position, transparency
    - chroma keying support

    What is the ShowForegroundStat ?
    It is a module that allowing any 3D application to display foreground 3D process framerate and frametime statistics instead of application’s own ones.

    What is needed ?
    Rivatuner Statistics Server version 7.3.0 Beta 6 or later + of course MSI Afterburner

    How to start DesktopOverlayHost ?
    Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\RivaTuner Statistics Server\SDK\Tools\DesktopOverlayHost\Release and run DesktopOverlayHost.exe (I recommend creating a shortcut on the desktop).

    How to use ShowForegroundStat ?
    This module is an inseparable component of DesktopOverlayHost and runs automatically when DesktopOverlayHost.exe is launched.
    The current framerate and frametime statistics values are shown for the active window in Windows.
    For fullscreen applications eg. games I recommended combinations of ALT + TAB in order to "mark" the game as active window.

     
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    The overlay is rendered into the frame presentation.
     
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    The first post has been edited:
    - A mini tutorial has been added for using the OSD on multiple monitors
     
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    I'll improve foreground application detection implementation in the next beta so ALT+TAB-ing won't be necessary for fullscreen applications if application is running in foreground but have no actual active window. Also I'll add "Start with windows" option to DesktopOverlayHost.
     
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    Hi!

    This is amazing!

    Damn, this is almost exactly what I needed. I was hoping that this can be detected as a window so I can use RTSS OSD as part of my stream overlay (Not ingame). Is that possible? Right now StudioOBS is not detecting it as a window or game.exe.

    The Idea is I need a way to have RTSS OSD as a window that StudioOBS can hook, So i have the ability to move it around the stream freely. (Not Display Capture, Specific Window capture).
     
  7. Haldi

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    Cool stuff!

    but on my 32:9 Monitor the OSD is so faaaar on the left that it doesn't really bother ^^ (Except obviously in such stupid games like the outer worlds)
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    But i see why using a bigger/More detailed Info on the 2nd Screen could be pretty cool.


    IIRC there was no feature for Multiple OSD presets and Hotkeys for them right?
     
  8. Haldi

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    @Emil Guess who got a 2nd Screen and is currently playing around to get a decent looking RTSS overlay? .....

    One Thing that might be usefull for you and other users:
    Using the Overlay App on the 2nd Screen you want to globally deactivate the OSD in all games right?
    But what if you want it inside the Game?
    Sadly the RTSS Hotkey "Toggle On-Screen Display" Disables DesktopOverlayHost too! So what to do?
    Create a Custom Profile! Sadly there is no Toggle Option (@Unwinder instead of "set" and "add" what about a "toggle" option? That switches 1-0) so you have to create two Profiles, one for ON and one for Off. "Target profile property" is "EnableOSD" and you can set it to 1 and 0 for showing and hiding.


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  9. Haldi

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    Looks pretty cool.
    Still temporary UI...

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    Edit:
    There is only one Problem remaining now.
    Whenever i take a Screenshot i takes a Screenshot of the Open 3D App AND the DesktopHostOverlay.
    Normaly i just set "Application detection Level" to none. so no OSD and no Screenshots.
    But in this case i want the OSD but no Screenshot. guess thats not possible is it?
     
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