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Old May 15, 2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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Disable Time Machine's warping background

Sorry if this has been posted somewhere. I searched, and also searched Google and couldn't find any solid answers.

I have Leopard on my PowerBook G4 and it runs great, with the exception of a little bit of lag when using the Time Machine interface. I'm looking for a way to disable the animated background, or completely remove the "outer space" style backdrop altogether if possible.

It'd be great if I could have Time Machine do it's thing without moving away from my desktop, but whatever I can do to make things run a little smoother would be great.

Anyone know any tricks/hacks/tools that can accomplish this to any extent?
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Old May 15, 2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Mac Pilot has some options to tweak Time Machine, including disabling the space background animation.
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Old May 15, 2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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Just what I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old Apr 13, 2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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Use Property List Editor on com.apple.finder.plist

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Just what I was looking for. Thanks!
You can also edit the the 'com.apple.finder.plist' using Property List Editor.
Set the Key '_FXShowBackgroundAnimation' under 'Root' to boolean 'False'
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Where is that file?

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You can also edit the the 'com.apple.finder.plist' using Property List Editor.
Set the Key '_FXShowBackgroundAnimation' under 'Root' to boolean 'False'
Where is that file anyway?
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 11:26 AM   #6
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Where is that file anyway?
~/Library/Preferences

Also, nice thread resurrection!
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