MSI Dragon Center proposal

fliufie

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I hope im write on right place correct me if i don't .

This new app. will be much more pleasant for all users if we have option to choose what we want and what we not need it before installation .
Lets say if i dont want to have :
True Color,Voice Control and Mystic Light,Lan Manager or even Gaming Mode i should have option to uncheck ticks for this services before installation .
And if i want only the monitor function i should check tick for monitor service then press next button to finish installation of this app .

postscript - it will be good idea and if we have some explanation for every service ( what it is and for what is for ) the new ones get shocked from so many services jump out from the desktop app. installation and on the end what running on the task manager .
 

sean.placker

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That would def help. That is one of the biggest complaints about Dragon Center is how "bloated" it is. You get things like that "LAN Manager" (which is just cFosSpeed being controlled through Dragon Center) weather you want it or not. The biggest complaint I've seen are from people that just want Mystic Light but have to install all of Dragon Center to get it.

Also last time I gave it a chance (maybe 3 months ago). I noticed it dose a poor job doing a clean uninstall of its self. I had files and folders left over relating to "LAN Manager / cFosSpeed " after uninstalling Dragon Center and MSI Dragon Center related folders and files all over the place on my OS drive after the uninstall.

It's just a sloppy app IMO.

My last 2 generations of boards have been MSI (and I upgrade my CPU every ~5-6 years) so I don't have first hand experience. But anytime I google the software for the other motherboard brands I never read good things. So I don't know how much if at all better their apps are. Just from looking at them Gigabytes seems / looks the nicest. I like that they design it around a "app center" that you use to install the components you choose.

Thankfully though unless you want / need mystic light I don't see any need to install Dragon Center on a desktop. MSI Laptop users I think are kind of stuck with it because it is more tightly integrated with the machine.
 

citay

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Luckily, Mystic Light (stand-alone) still works for a lot of older boards, and newer mainboards have a switch on the board to turn off RGB if you don't need it (like me). I would never install Dragon Center or MSI Center, it can mess with some Windows settings without your knowledge if you're not careful.

In the future, the Dragon Center (that is still used for the AMD boards) will be turned into MSI Center, as used for Intel boards already. So your proposals should be for MSI Center. MSI won't make a U-turn, it was a deliberate move to bundle everything into the "Center" tool. I don't think it was a good decision, but that's what they did. Now we have to deal with the problems on the forum...
 
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