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Old Sep 17, 2007, 03:56 AM   #1
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Genie animation running slow

The genie animation when I minimise a window has started running slowly all of a sudden. By slow I don't mean slow motion - it takes the same amount of time, but runs at about 5-10 frames per second.

I'm running 10.4.10. CPU usage is virtually 0% when it occurs.

Does anyone know what might be causing this? Thanks
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Old Sep 17, 2007, 06:50 AM   #2
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What sort of Mac do you have and what other apps are running?
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If you don't restart your computer often then you could try that.
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Old Sep 17, 2007, 06:40 PM   #4
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It's a 2GHz C2D Macbook. I've tried it with no apps at all running and it doesn't seem to make any difference.

I shut the computer down a few times each day, and that doesn't help either

Other animations work fine, like the dashboard ripple effect - it's just this one really. If I change it from genie to scale effect, it's still slow.
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Do you have any theme changers or system hacks installed?
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Old Sep 20, 2007, 04:03 AM   #6
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Well, just in case anybody else has this problem, I managed to fix it.

I downloaded Onyx, ran it, then changed the minimise effect to 'suck' under the dock settings. All of a sudden it's running at full speed again, even if I change it back to genie.

No idea why this would fix it - I didn't change any other settings.
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