General plist alternative to Slow Factor in Hidden Settings

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  1. dasx macrumors 65816

    dasx

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    #1
    Hey all.

    I'm one of those who like to avoid installing tweaks, as long as I can do the same thing editing a couple of files with iFile, SSH or whatever.

    One tweak I installed was HiddenSettings7, in order to speed up animations a little bit. (Set it at 0.65).

    Once the Slow Factor is modified, I have no further interest in the settings, so it bothered me a little to have access to them right in the control center.

    Well, it turns out that there's a plist file that controls this. It's located in var/mobile/Documents/com.apple.springboard.settings/RootSettings.plist.

    There's this pretty at the top:

    Code:
    <key>slowAnimations</key>
    <integer>0</integer>
    <key>slowDownFactor</key>
    <real>1</real>
    In HiddenSettings7, you set Slow Animations to "ON", that would be slowAnimations to 1, right? And then, slowDownFactor would be the value of the speed, right?

    Well, after trying several combinations I can't get the animations to speed up. If I do that, and set slowAnimations to 1 and slowDownFactor to 0.6 for instance, after a respring the animations are incredibly slow. :confused:

    So it works, I just don't understand how exactly.

    Maybe someone else can figure it out!!

    Cheers.
     
  2. dcrumbaugh macrumors member

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    #2
    Err I believe you have to set Slow Animations to OFF.

    I just looked at my plist with HiddenSettings7 on and active. In that section Slow Animations is set to 0 and the rest are all around 0.65.

    So try that?
     
  3. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

    dasx

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    #3
    Yes, that was one of the things I tried. Speed doesn't change if you don't put slowAnimations to 1. That's why I can't understand how this works.
     
  4. navodwickra macrumors 6502

    navodwickra

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    #4
    <key>slowAnimations</key>
    <integer>0</integer>
    <key>slowDownFactor</key>
    <real>0.58473283052444458</real>


    This is what I have after the tweak. It is now smooth and snappy just like 7.1 beta 2
     
  5. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

    dasx

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    #5
    I had that too with HiddenSettings7, so decided to remove tweak and do it myself. Those same settings manually entered do actually slow down the animations A LOT, like if the actual value was 4 or so.
     

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