3 Seconds to Start the Calculator !!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chelsel, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    I have a new MBP 2.4GHz 2Gb RAM with only the Activity Monitor, Finder and Dashboard running. How come it takes about three seconds just to start the calculator!? That is crazy... I'm coming from Windows where it's virtually instantaneous... can someone please help me figure out how to get better responsiveness out of the system. 2.4GHz should fly.

    Thanks,
    Cliff.
     
  2. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm I have a 2.33ghz system and it's pretty much instantaneous.
     
  3. chex macrumors regular

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    it's coz it's new

    OS X has optimisation code built into it and as it figures out the programs you use they get faster and faster.

    The first day I had it Firefox took 9 bounces to start, now it takes 2.

    Calculator doesn't even get through a bounce before it opens for me (2.2GHz)
     
  4. Templex macrumors regular

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    The first time I opened it, it took about 1 bounce. Now it's pretty much instantaneous.
     
  5. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. maclover007 macrumors member

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    My macbook black 2.16 opens it immediately. No wait at all
    sounds wierd
     
  7. Juggler9000 macrumors newbie

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    I just opened it for the first time in a year or so on my 12" PB 1.5, and it took about four bounces. I closed calculator and waited a few minutes. Reopening it took less than a complete bounce. I'd say just use it a few times and let it optimize a bit...
     
  8. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    once you run your programs regularly everything will go faster, same type of stuff happened when i got my MBP
     
  9. queshy macrumors 68040

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    just as the calculator reaches its maximum height, it opens. i.e. half a bounce!
     
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  11. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Two calculators. Spotlight "calculator" or use the one included in Dashboard.
     
  12. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Mine too.
     
  13. balkhov macrumors newbie

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    This made me giggle. I'm used to Windows where everything starts out ok but then goes slower and slower. Can't wait to get the MacBook I ordered! Bye bye Windows, why hello there OS X.
     
  14. DA-Steve macrumors regular

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    mine just took 20 seconds to open :eek: but it was the first time i ever opened it.. now its poping up instantly
     
  15. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, my 400mhz Sawtooth took 2 seconds to open calculator, and that thing takes a while for me to even push the power button. :rolleyes:
     
  16. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    It's a Calculator... it's not an issue that it took 3 seconds to start. Sounds like you bought a top-notch system that you use for e-mail and web browsing.
     
  17. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Even if you expect your system to be really fast, is 3 measly seconds enough to warrant a full thread? You would have spent more time loading a browser, navigating to the forums, and typing/posting your complaint.

    Anyway, the optimization thing works, so give it time.
     
  18. Adamo macrumors 6502

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    I JUST got my Pro, just loaded it up and came into this thread first.

    I use the calculator a fair bit, so tried it out.. around four seconds.

    Tried it again, less than half a bounce!

    All is well. :)
     
  19. freeskier989 macrumors member

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    I had a similar question...

    I noticed that after a reboot, that the first time i open things it can take longer than usual, but each time after that (without rebooting) they come up lighting quick (2.4 macbook pro SR 17"). How come this "memory" seems to get wiped out when rebooting? I use sleep for weeks at a time so not too big of a deal.
     
  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Are you talking about Dashboard items? Or apps?
     
  21. Adamo macrumors 6502

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    You're right. I've rebooted a couple of times now, clicked once..takes one bounce to load. Close and click every other time and it's half a bounce! Not that I'm complaining. :)
     
  22. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    I have a G5 powerbook I use STRICTLY for calculator. :D

    Maybe it was a texas instruments.
     
  23. freeskier989 macrumors member

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    Applications are the ones showing the lag. So i launch an icon for the first time, say photoshop cs3, it takes a bit longer than usual, but then every time afterwards, its almost instant. I just upgraded to 4gb of crucial ram, but would doubt that this is having an affect on launch times.
     
  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Pre-binding, perhaps? Though I thought Tiger apps were bound on install. Perhaps only the ones that use an installer and "optimize". Not sure if CS3 falls into this category, or if it was a drag & installable app.
     
  25. freeskier989 macrumors member

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    Interesting enough, all apps seem to go through this on my system. AI CS3, 25 seconds first time, 5 seconds to launch every time afterwards. VLC, Quicktime 7.2, Speed Download, all slower first time launch from restart. Fine once you have opened once, has to have something to do with the binding/prebinding. I can go and manual run the prebinding on the command line, but not sure if that will do anything or if its natural to have it slow the first time launching, and fast every time from there on out.
     

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