(MBP) exposé glitchy showing all windows

Quicksilver867

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Jun 25, 2007
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Hello all- I have the MBP in my signature, with OS X totally up to date at 10.7.2.

Whenever I want to reveal all windows with the F3 key shortcut, there is a terribly jerky and sometimes slow transition to showing all of them, in which the background and application windows change size to be revealed slightly after one another.

I ran a permissions repair and checked software update for any possible missing fixes- neither produced a change. What do you all recommend?

Thank you.
 

HarryPot

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Sep 5, 2009
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This is a Lion problem.

When I bought my MBP, same as yours, everything worked perfectly. After a couple of weeks, many system animations were slow and stuttered.

I couldn't find a solution so I made a clean install. Everything worked OK for almost a month. But as of yesterday, the glitchy animations returned.

I really hope 10.7.3 fixes this.
 

Quicksilver867

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Jun 25, 2007
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It's good to know it's more widespread than my machine, but still not good that it's happening...let's hope Apple gets on this in a reasonable amount of time.
 

HarryPot

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Just today, while doing a Time Machine backup getting ready for making a clean install of lion, everything returned to normal.

I read this thread at the Apple forums and followed almost everything said there: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3203965?start=0&tstart=0

In my case, I think AutoCAD was the culprit. Just after trying to print again from an archive that came with a custom plotting size, AutoCAD produced an error and just after that my animations were back to normal.

Remembering back to the day my animations started going all slow, I did used AutoCAD with the same archive.

It might be coincidence, but I thought it might help you trying to recreate all the apps you have been using lately. To see if one of them is causing the problem.