Please help me disable Quicklook animation!

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Jayson A, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    It's driving me nuts. In previous Mac OS X versions, you could disable quicklook's animation by simply putting in the terminal: defaults write -g QLAnimationDuration -float 0

    However, that command doesn't work anymore. It only disables the zoom out animation from quicklook, but zoom in still animates.

    Someone must be smarter than me that can figure out the defaults to disable both zoom in and zoom out animations when using quicklook!
     
  2. 1024724 macrumors member

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    I think you have to set it to 0.01
     
  3. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried that. It's weird that it only affects how fast it zooms out when closing the quicklook window, but opening it always stays the same. There must be a different setting for the opening animation, but I don't know how to find out what the defaults for it are.
     
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    Same here, never have been able to get "opening" to change. I gave up, the OS is f*cked up it doesn't even matter anymore.
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    you f*cked the OS trying to change those settings?
     
  6. 1024724 macrumors member

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    No, just making an offhanded remark about the OS in general.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    ah. 10.11.4 is working great here; fast, stable, unobtrusive; everything a modern OS should be. what issue(s) are you having (altho guess that should be a seperate thread)...
     
  8. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I must agree. A lot of the animations are stupid. Make a new folder in a long list of folders and immediately start typing the name... It will skip the first few characters you passed because it was too busy trying to find its place in the list and animating there. I had to make an AppleScript to be able to make folders reliably again.

    Also, why do tabs look different in finder than safari?

    Also, shutting down or restarting the computer results in a complete lockup 90% of the time.

    Also, multiple times per day; I'll click something and the is acts as if I never clicked it.

    Also, the wired Apple Mighty Mouse doesn't scroll properly anymore since Yosemite. The scroll settings are super slow on the first notch and then ridiculously fast on all the other settings. There's no middle ground.

    Also, time machine changes the size of my window when entering it and doesn't change it back when it's done.

    Also, I can no longer add any network PC drives to my devices list in the finder sidebar.

    Also, Illustrator CS6 is now slower than it was on mountain lion.

    I would never have upgraded from mountain lion but my boss forced me too. His reasoning was "well, we'll have to eventually update anyway" which I don't understand because if everything is working perfectly on the old OS, then why do we need to update? Mountain lion didn't have any flaws that I can think of.
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    you're having issues, so you should start a new thread; get help. those aren't universal issues, so it's not the OS in general, it's the OS on your mac.
     
  10. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's not just MY Mac. I have El Capitan installed on multiple Macs both at work and at home and I have the same issues. Also, even on a fresh install, I have these issues (besides Illustrator obviously). I deal almost 100% with multiple Macs on a daily basis, both at home and at work. Don't tell me that all of these Macs are special and yours is somehow different.

    About the mouse, it doesn't matter what type of machine I install this OS on, it's exactly the same no matter what.

    I can't test the PC network drives at home because I have no PCs at home, but it doesn't work at my work even with a fresh install. They used to be able to be added to the sidebar no problem in earlier Mac OS Xs.

    Besides Illustrator, network drives and the shutdown problem, these ARE universal issues. The OS is the same OS on my Mac that it is on your Mac.

    I'm sure there's something that's causing my computer to not shut down, but I can't figure out what it is. I've also had this happen at home and there's numerous threads about it elsewhere too, but I still consider it an OS issue because the computer should be able to shut down or restart without having to hold the power button.
     
  11. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i work with a serious number of macusers in nyc, and am not seeing the issues you're having. but let's not argue...get help; ask here about specific things, or contact apple...
     
  12. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay. Guess my fresh installs on multiple systems must be flawed then. Thanks for the help!
     
  13. fisherking macrumors 603

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    or...perhaps some app you're running is causing problems. am not saying you're not having an issue, am merely pointing out that the issue is not universal. seems like you should get some help for the problem.
     
  14. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If there is an app causing the problems, then it's apples app because most of these issues appear on a fresh install without changing anything.
     
  15. fisherking macrumors 603

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    ok. again, not everyone is having these issues. get to apple! or get someone in to help. or start a new thread here, list the specific issues (again), and see what this stellar community can do to help. good luck sorting things out!
     

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