Why do some video game and computer program graphical options have to be “applied” manually while others change the instant you change the setting?

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Why do some video game and computer program graphical options have to be “applied” manually while others change the instant you change the setting?

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Think of your house. When you want things brighter, you can flip a switch and a light goes on. Some game features are more like wanting a different bulb altogether. Maybe a softer color. For that, you need to turn everything off, and replace the bulb. If you spend some more money up front, you can get one of those bulbs that can adjust its color through an app, while it’s on! Game developers make trade offs based on how expensive it is to add a feature. Sometimes it’s cheaper to go with the “replace a bulb” way, if it’s something that doesn’t change too often — or if the “software controlled lightbulb” approach is too complicated.

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