Sheets animation gone?

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  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    #1
    I've just noticed that I no longer have the "sheets animation" for dialogue boxes. For example when I would come to save something the dialogue box would "fly" out. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I can still get the box but I miss the animation. It was working a few weeks ago. Could it be 10.3.7 that did this? I've already repaired permissions.
     
  2. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running 10.3.7 and I still have the animation. Maybe you accidentally changed a preference somewhere.
     
  3. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    Mine has stopped animating, as well. In fact, it stopped a long time ago. What's the deal?
     
  4. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    It just shows the box dropping down just the slightest bit, other than that there is no animation.
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I found sheets animation to slow down the interface.
     
  6. freiheit macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love to know how you managed to disable it. I'm one of those users for whom function is actually more important than fashion. I didn't like "scroll-out menus" in Windows and I don't much care for the "scroll-out sheets" in MacOS X. When I open a dialog or menu, I actually want it to just "be there", not to use processor cycles and waste my time animating it before I can use it.

    So if anyone finds out how to disable it, kindly let me know? Thanks.
     
  7. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    mine still does, newest versions of everything on a 15" powerbook. :)
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    You sure you didn't mess with the NSWindowResizeTime setting? .20 is the default setting, BTW

    In terminal:

    Code:
    defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime .5 
    will slow it down so you can see the animation.

    Personally I use
    Code:
    defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime .001 
    Every time you change this you must restart your application to see the effect. Actually its quite a gag to play on friends. Set it to something like 10 to see what I mean.
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    See my post above. ;)
     
  10. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    Thanks Kingjr. I did what you suggested and the animation is back to normal. I have no idea how that value could have been changed because I never did anything like that unless it happened when I installed Visage. I've been having alot of fun just changing the value to see how fast and slow it goes. Thanks.

    BTW, is there a code to change the defaults for other animations?
     
  11. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    My thanks, as well, kingjr. I love gratuitous animation.

    How exactly does one become familiar with Terminal trickery?
     
  12. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Years of practice :) I started with Solaris, then AIX, then linux all for work. now OS X for fun.

    You could start with a book on OS X or bash shell. But all these cool Apple tricks I find are from MacOSXHints and others are from the Apple developer documentation as I try to learn about writing Cocoa Apps. Maybe I could write them up and add to my own website. Feel free to visit and click on an ad or two for me ;)
     

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