How to Disable "Swooping" Windows?

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  1. schwine1 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    Re: Snow Leopard on Mac Pro

    I would like to disable the effect that causes application and software windows like Finder windows and Microsoft Word to "swoop" into and out of the dock.

    My preference is to have these windows simply "cut" into and out of the dock without the swooping effect.

    I have OnyX 2.1.9, and I thought that this utilitites software supports my preference, but I haven't found out where. In OnyX, I've navigated to parameters > finder > graphic effects > un-checked "application zooming" and "window zooming." But this "zooming" effect must be different from the "swooping" effect that I've noted above because it hasn't stopped this swooping effect.

    Thanks for any tips on how to disable the swooping effect of Finder windows and software windows when reducing them into the dock, and when expanding them from the dock.
  2. Heath macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2005
    What I think you are talking about is the 'genie' effect.
    As far as I know you can't disable it, only change it. Your options as I can see are genie, or scale. To find these go to the apple menu -> dock -> dock preferences, there you will see a setting called 'minimize windows using' and you can pick which you'd like there.
    For Onyx, check out this link Onyx preferences
  3. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    In the snow with Rosebud
    Hey there,

    Apologies if I am mistaking your concern. Try this and see if it helps:

    Open System Preferences > Dock
    Then change "Minimize Windows Using" from "Genie effect" to "Scale effect".

    Windows still zoom (or whatever you want to call the effect) but the scale effect is simple and classy (imo). If that helps, great. If not, I am sure someone will happen along who can help.
  4. schwine1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    Problem solved

    Thanks for the tip.
    Yes, I also much prefer the scale effect to the genie effect.

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