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tonykunda Calculating status...
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Aug 28, 2009 3:18 PM
Has anyone else noticed that when you switch between spaces, the animation is very choppy compared to 10.5? This is one of a few system animations that seems to suffer from sluggishness. I'm on a 15" unibody, 4gigs, with the 9600GT enabled, so it's not like I'm running a low end system...
Unibody 15" Macbook Pro 2.4, iBook with faulty logic board ;), 16gb iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Runegi Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2009 7:39 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    I'm noticing this as well. The animation for switching spaces back in 10.5 was nice and smooth, but now it's just sluggish and choppy, and I'm running the same platform that you are. I'm wondering why it's having this problem, as the previous Leopard didn't have this issue.
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), nVidia 9600M GT
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (83,980 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 7:43 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    HI,

    Do you have sufficient disk space? Right or control click the MacintoshHD icon. Click Get Info. In the Get Info window you will see Capacity and Available. Make sure you always have a minimum of 10% to 15% free disk space at all times.




    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone 3GS PBookG4 iBookG4 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • Runegi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 7:52 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    221.08GB free out of 319.73GB total, so disk space seems to not be an issue here, think there might be something else that is keeping the spaces switch animation from being as smooth as it should be?
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), nVidia 9600M GT
  • GPK3 Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:10 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    yeah, I have the same issue. I did a PRAM reset and that still didn't fix it. I sure hope there is a fix because this is VERY annoying.
    13" Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Runegi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:22 PM (in response to GPK3)
    Agreed, I miss my smooth animations.
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), nVidia 9600M GT
  • Digitol Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:31 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    Add me to the bandwagon. S L O W and Choppy, nice and sloppy! Also all the icons in my /Applications turned to itunes, Restarted in safe-mode fixed the issue, and partially helped animation, but still choppy.
    Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • jsnod Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:38 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    Yep, spaces animation is glitchy/jagged. Only bummer with SL so far.

    That and spaces not working with World of Warcraft in maximized windowed mode.
    MacBookPro 15" / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz / 4GB RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Runegi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:05 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    I kind of hope there is a quick fix soon for this, because it's rather bothersome something that was once smooth became all choppy and terrible.
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), nVidia 9600M GT
  • Hasan_Rizvi Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:11 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    i was about to make a thread about this too. i have the same basic specs as you, unibody macbook pro 15" with 4 gigs ram and 9600m GT and its choppy animations for stacks, spaces, and a few other little animations. hopefully they fix it. soon.
    Macbook Pro Unibody "15 (Late '08), Mac OS X (10.6), 2.4 Intel Core 2 Duo, 4gb DDR3 RAM, Dual Graphics (9400+9600m GT)
  • Runegi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:15 PM (in response to Hasan_Rizvi)
    Yeah...stacks is fairly slow at responding...I noticed that expose is extremely sensitive on the multi-touch trackpads...things like trying to reveal desktop and it doing so but then going straight to expose.
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), nVidia 9600M GT
  • Schwa72 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:32 PM (in response to Runegi)
    I'm also noticing sluggish/choppy animations on my March 2009 24" iMac (9400M, 2.66GHz C2D) in Stacks (Grid view), when minimizing windows, and when using Spaces. I don't really see the same problem with my 2.66GHz MacBook Pro (9600M GT) regardless of which GPU I'm using.

    Even when I hold down Shift to minimize apps in slow motion, the choppiness persists on my iMac which leads me to think it's a software issue and not a slow GPU issue. Hopefully Apple can do something to address this!
    March 2009 24" iMac 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • xsi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 28, 2009 9:56 PM (in response to tonykunda)
    Same here... Macbook Pro 15" (late 2008)...
    Macbook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Cibetik Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:50 AM (in response to xsi)
    I have experienced the same problem (Macbook late 2008)
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6), late 2008
  • Matsuda86 Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 8:14 AM (in response to Cibetik)
    expose is showing really choppy animations.. plus the bright blue really blows..
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
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