Maximizing Leopard performance

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jrsx, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. jrsx macrumors 65816

    jrsx

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    So on my iBook G4, which I have upgraded to Leopard from Tiger until I have the time to fix up my PB, Leopard performance is adequate, but I would like to speed it up as much as possible. I know I can make the dock 2D, disable transparency, spotlight, and dashboard, but can anyone give me a guide on how to kill the shadows around the windows, to free up the graphics card? My iBook only has a 32 MB Graphics chip, so it would be helpful. Thanks!
     

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  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I am not sure about the shadow, but I highly recommend disabling BeamSync.

    There are some tips in eyoungren, Intell, and I's guide for Leopard performance. Check it out here.
     
  3. jruschme macrumors 6502

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  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ^^^Yep, this.

    I have it load as a startup item on all my Macs and the Mac Pro at work. The only downside is it takes a little time to adjust to the fact that windows run into each other when you overlap them.

    Eventually though it's no big deal.
     
  5. jrsx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! Works like a charm!

    Also, does anyone know how to hide scrollbars in apps? Namely TenFourFox?
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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