How do you turn off finder file drag and drop animations?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yr Blues, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    The way the files constantly move around expanding and contracting when I'm doing drag and drop is annoying and makes my new max-ram macbook pro stutter and pause, esp when I drag large amounts of files at once. I want to turn it off.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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  4. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, I mean when you drag a bunch of files and they make a grid of icons at your cursor and they keep animating, contracting and expanding as you move your cursor to its destination.
     
  5. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not on the list of stuff it does.
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Maybe. But, there are several settings that allow you to turn off a variety of animations, and that may help you.
    OnyX is another utility that can limit the animations that you see.
    (hint: you may get the results that you want with OTHER mods to the system, such as window opening animations, etc.

    You can also check out the "macOS hypertool": MacPilot - if that doesn't give you the mod that you want, it likely is not possible.
     
  7. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Select the files and then use the “copy” or “move” command. Then paste them in the directory you want them in. This completely eliminates any animations.
     

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