Genie effect and grid stack are choppy

zign

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In regards to stacks, I dropped my applications folder with 89 items onto the dock and it is choppy when unfolds and folds. Is this because of the number of files?

Genie effect is also choppy. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Everything else seems to be running fine.

I did archive and install.
Spotlight indexing has finished about 3 hours ago.
I restarted a couple of times already.
 

zign

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No, works fine on My iMac.

(wait... opening screen sharing)

even works on my G4 iBook.

and G4 Mac Mini
So if you drop your application folder onto the dock it opens up as a grid just fine? What kind of install did you do?
 

Legacy

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Jul 27, 2005
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So if you drop your application folder onto the dock it opens up as a grid just fine? What kind of install did you do?

I'm also experiencing choppiness on all counts...it might be the graphics drivers for the GMA.
 

Blacky

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Jun 27, 2007
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Have the same problem, I blame the really crappy drivers for my gf8600gt-m ...
the performance is worse than it was on my macbook, expose/genie effect/spaces, sometimes incredibly smooth, other times incredibly choppy.

And apple ignores the problem, so don't expect a solution
 

Legacy

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It's better now...I had MS Word open..much better when I closed it..its a CPU issue I think. Expose is still choppy with lots of windows but the rest is all good. Leopard is like wine gets better with time.. testing battery now..
 

zign

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Have the same problem, I blame the really crappy drivers for my gf8600gt-m ...
the performance is worse than it was on my macbook, expose/genie effect/spaces, sometimes incredibly smooth, other times incredibly choppy.

And apple ignores the problem, so don't expect a solution
Stacks seem to be fine if i don't have too many items, but 40 photos for example makes it choppy.
I can try fresh install, but I really didn't want to install all my software again.
 

mavis

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Jul 30, 2007
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Dashboard is silky smooth, better than Tiger. Spaces transitions are pretty smooth, as are Stacks animations. Not perfect like Expose and Dashboard, but almost ... :)
 

duyvan82

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Oct 25, 2007
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Everything is incredibly smooth here (dashboard, expose, spaces), just the dock and stacks with 30+ items aren't >_<

The dock is really choppy, especially with that glass effect enabled. Stacks fan view is super smooth, grid isn't quite as smooth when there are 30+ items.

Looks like a driver issue. You guys aren't the only ones to experience this, I must admit it's really frustrating :/

Oh and I'm on a Macbook CD 1.83Ghz with 2GB RAM
 

zign

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Apr 9, 2006
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I went for archive and install option originally. Erase and install fixed the problem...
 

beasleyiv

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Jun 12, 2007
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I've got really choppy genie effect, even scale kind of sucks. Spaces, dashboard, and stacks are smooth. Clean install C2D 2.4 256MB vRAM. :(
 

jon31rm

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Apr 15, 2007
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Hold down the Shift key when opening a stack. If it's still jerky and lagging, then it's not a performance issue, its an animation issue.

I've got the Applications folder in Stacks, and in slo-mo, it's very jerky in the animation. Just not very polished IMO.
 

ktrix

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Oct 26, 2007
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Poor performance on animation effects (e.g., Dashboard, Spaces, Stacks, etc.) seems to be a widespread problem with Leopard. See, for example, this thread:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=375482

I submitted a bug report to Apple. I'm not sure if it helps, but I doubt it hurts.

http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

I hope this is addressed in the first update. Otherwise I'll be extremely disappointed with Apple. I mean, my MacBook's only a month old. It shouldn't have any performance issues on basic tasks like minimizing a window.

For the record, I upgraded from Tiger, but others have experienced the same problem with clean installs.
 

zen

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Jun 26, 2003
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I haven't noticed anything with the Genie effect, but the Stacks grid view is a bit choppy. Did an archive and install on a 2.4Ghz alu iMac, 3GB RAM.
 

TheRuggedLion

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Jun 26, 2007
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I haven't noticed anything with the Genie effect, but the Stacks grid view is a bit choppy. Did an archive and install on a 2.4Ghz alu iMac, 3GB RAM.
Hate to revive an old thread, but I still have the choppiness in grid view for my applications stack, even after the iMac software update. I have a total of 62 apps for stacks to display, I wonder if more ram would help?
 

zen

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No it won't. 20" 2.4 GHz alu iMac here, 3GB RAM. Stacks choppy as hell.
 

iJawn108

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I didn't (awaiting a new power supply ****ing hell hurry up I need to skype my gf) have any of these problems even on my ***** old(a year already damn) coreduo
 
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