Is Yosemite running smooth on your MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by coldjeanzzz, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    Been hearing stories about the animations/scrolling being jerky/laggy due to the transparency. I heard turning off the transparency helps, but that isn't a solution in my mind. Any truth to this?
  2. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    Everything has been perfect for me. I've been running it since the 2nd beta release.
  3. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    Yes, my 5,1 (2012) MBA is running fine. I have been using Yosemite on my Mac Pro since PB1 and just installed the final release of 10.10 on my MBA (with a USB Installation disk I created) and all went well. The machine is working great, with both the Trackpad and a Magic Mouse.

  4. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    Everything fine with my Mid 2013 MBA. But since coldjeanzzz doesnt mention which model he/she has its hard to say anything more.
  5. SilentFisher macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
  6. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2005
    Which animations specifically?

    Launchpad/app exposé/Mission Control all perfectly smooth here, either launched by click or gesture on trackpad.

    Late 2010 MBA, 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM.
  7. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    Working well on a late '10 MBA 4gb version. Like it better than Mavericks.
  8. Mainsail macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2010
    Yosemite is running smooth as silk on my 2014 MBA.

    Ya know, I am starting to see Apples strategy with Yosemite and IOS 8. With Continuity, Handoff, and iCloud Drive, the user moves pretty effortlessly from one interface to another.....desktop, laptop, tablet, phone. So, rather than trying to get one device and OS to do everything and be everything for everyone, Apple optimizes the experience for each form factor (e.g Tablets optimized for touch, and Laptops optimize with gestures and trackpads) and then makes the transitions seamless between devices.

    Now, I understand that this is not everyones idea of optimization, but I get their strategy. If you are all-in with the Apple ecosystem and devices (which aren't cheap), it is pretty slick.
  9. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    So far so good on 2011 Air.

    Had a bad run with DP2, but that was in the beginning of the summer
  10. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    What MBA do u have?
  11. coldjeanzzz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I have a late 2012 MBA with i5, 8 GB RAM

    It seems like more people with rMBP are experiencing these lag issues.
  12. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    I usually just wait until the first x.xx comes out to install any new OS on any device if your nervous about it...
  13. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012

    Yup. That's what they've strived for for years. And others think they're better trying to be a jack of all trades but master of none.
  14. squeezeman, Oct 18, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014

    squeezeman macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2014
    Orignal MBA 11" 64 and Early 2014 MBA 13" 256

    MBA 11" was upgraded from Snow Leopard. Runs smoother. Battery life seems better than the 3 hours I used to get.

    MBA 13" was upgraded from a clean Mavericks install. Runs perfectly.
  15. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2010
    San Diego
    My 2012 Air is running perfectly with Yosemite. Dare I say...everything seems snappier.
  16. ArchimeZix macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2014
    Milky Way
    No. It is NOT smooth and stable as Mavericks !!

    When moving windows especially the Safari windows and when opining a new folders/pages there are a clear jerk/lag in animations.

    For me Mavericks runs a lot better and believe it or not I prefer the look of it a lot more than this new OS made for kids!!

    and by the way I have the most expensive late 2013 MBP.
  17. squeezeman macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2014
    That's bizarre. My MBA 11" has 2 GB ram and 64 GB disk and runs buttery smooth using the operations you mentioned. Works the same buttery way on MBA 13".

    Maybe a clean install is necessary?
  18. ArchimeZix macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2014
    Milky Way
    That's what i'm thinking now because in my situation I did a direct upgrade from Mavericks not a clean install. I think I will try a clean install and see what will change. the problem is I have massive files and programs installed and will have to configure them all again with their settings. :(
  19. KiwiAdventure Suspended

    Dec 7, 2010
    New Zealand
    My 2013 13" is running smooth even Parallels is running faster and smoother with XP.
  20. abta1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paris, France
  21. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    Mid 2012 11" Air. 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD. Runs great here. Few things aren't working perfectly but the general OS is fantastic.
  22. copa, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    copa macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2013
    for me (2013 13" i7 with 8gb ram) mission control specifically seems to be a bit jaggy. Also switching between desktops is not as smooth as it was under mavericks.

    Edit: It's not jaggy all the time but only occasionally. Maybe flux is part of the problem, as it has been acting up in the past as well. Runs smooth for the moment.
  23. Happybunny macrumors 68000

    Sep 9, 2010
    Yosemite is working fantastic on my MBA, now if I could just learn to like those Electric Blue folders, every thing would be just peachy.:eek:
  24. jetlagged macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2012
    I have a macbook air 13" 2012 i5/256/8

    I'm currently running OSX 10.8.5, since I didn't bother to update to osx mavericks whatsoever. I had nothing against mavericks. I just never got around to it, because I've been busy photo editing and video editing my vids and photos from my travels, and I didn't want the update eating my extra hard drive space.

    But I'm considering Yosemite though. should i just go update? i'm not seeing the mavericks update anymore on the app store. i'm just seeing yosemite.
  25. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    Yosemite is running smooth and fine on my mid 2013 i7 8gb mba... Clean install and no restore...

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