ripple effect

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  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    #1
    is there a way to speed up (and slow down) the ripple effect when u drop a widget into the dashboard?
     
  2. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Most likely. But I doubt it would be worth your time...
     
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you can slow down the ripple affect.... But if you hold down the shift key while you drag a widget on the the screen it will change from the icon to the widget in slow motion.
    Same goes if you hold down the shift key and hit the x/close button.
    And if you hold shift while you open or close dashboard. :)
     
  4. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    the shift thing is awesome!

    isn't there a Terminal thing i can do in there to adjust it? i know there's terminal stuff to adjust the speed of other things like the alert messages that pop outta big windows.
     
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    There might be some terminal command to slow it down.
    Im not sure what though.
    It wouldn't be worth your time.

    Use a screen shot utility that can capture video (like Snapz Pro), to capture a video of rippling widgets.
    Then use iMovie to slow it down. Or QuickTime to scrub through each individual frame!
     
  6. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    trust me... i have time. :(
     
  7. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Well OK....
    You would have to somehow find out what variable the ripple speed is stored under. Then change it. I don't know what it is or how you would find out.

    Or you could open a bunch of processor intensive application. That would slow the ripple down! :cool:

    Just out of curiosity, why are you so desperate to slow down the ripple effect.
     
  8. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    the shift thing works with all your exposé functions and the minimize-to-dock genie or scale effect. great for showing off to windows users.
     
  9. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    i like "eye candy"... that would look awesome.
     

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