Macbook Air UI Lag

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by manunited, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. manunited macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    I have a mid-2012 baseline 13 inch MBA and it was working fine until yesterday, when the UI suddenly started to stutter. When I go into mission control, whereas it was a smooth animation before, now it's just three or four choppy frames... Has anyone else experienced this? Oh and I installed ML about a week and half ago.
  2. ketchup4life06 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    I have a mid 2012 and installed mountain lion over a week ago as well and nothing like that has happened to mine. Check what you last installed, it might be causing some problems? I know that when I first installed flash the computer would take 30 seconds to shut down versus 3 and deleting and re installing flash fixed the problem. Anyways good luck.
  3. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Double check it's not running a built in routine, like spotlight indexing.
  4. manunited thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Not running anything in the background like spotlight indexing and when I check in activity monitor, there is plenty of RAM and CPU left over, so I'm not sure why it's started to lag. I did install and delete AutoCAD and also installed Photoshop CS6 yesterday.
  5. manunited thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
  6. manunited thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Ok well, I guess nobody really had the same issue as me. But just for reference, if anyone has the same problem in the future, clean installing ML fixed the problem for me. Back to the crisp and smooth ui interface. :D
    Oh and I picked up a 16 GB usb 3.0 flash drive to make a bootable drive, and the difference between 2.0 and 3.0 is like night and day. So much faster. :p

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