Problem Swiping Between Spaces - 10.9.1

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ObeseSquirrel, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. ObeseSquirrel macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    I have a mid-2010 13" Macbook Pro (Mavericks 10.9.1) and this issue has been bugging me for awhile:

    I have my gestures set to swipe between spaces with four fingers. But a lot of the time, I will end up stuck about 1/4 of the way into the new space. When I use the gesture again, I will jump past the desired space, into the next one (jumping two spaces over with one gesture).

    For example, I have my Desktops set:
    1) Desktop 1
    2) Mail - Full Screen
    3) Desktop 2
    4) Calendar - Full Screen

    If I am using Desktop 2 and want to switch to my Mail, I will use the 4-finger gesture, and become stuck with 1/4 of Mail - Full Screen showing and 3/4 of the Desktop 2 showing. But when I try to use the gesture again, my Mac will rapidly jump across the Mail - Full Screen, into Desktop 1. This is extremely annoying.

    Other times, the Space-Swiping works, but seems less responsive than I am used to. (Again, not every time.)

    This problem does not happen every time I swipe between spaces. I don't remember this being an issue on Mountain Lion, though I can't say whether this started with 10.9.1, or 10.9.0.

    Could this be an issue with the graphics card/driver? I have reset PRAM/SMC several times recently. I try to repair permissions, but there are no related permissions problems that I am aware of.
  2. Sgtarky macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    I had something similar happen the other day...desktop 1 has my weather widgets, desktop 2 I had chrome, 3 and 4 just other things. Well as soon as I went to desktop 2 it jumped to 1, I noticed no issue with 3 or 4. So I killed chrome and desktop started working fine.
  3. ObeseSquirrel thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Interesting... I mainly use Safari, but I have one chrome window open on my Desktop 2. Maybe that's the problem somehow.
  4. Sgtarky macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    I would prefer to use safari but lately its been sucking pretty bad, slow page loading, scrolling slow. Chrome seems to be working fine
  5. ObeseSquirrel thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    I just quit Chrome, and I thought the switching between desktops had become more responsive, but then the exact same thing happened: got stuck between Desktop 2 and Mail, then rapidly flew all the way over to Desktop 1.
  6. ObeseSquirrel thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Oddly, I might have found a solution: I quit BusyCal and opened up Apple's Calendar instead. Since then, the Desktop/Space-switching has been much smoother. I have no idea why that made a difference, but it seems like it did.
  7. ObeseSquirrel thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Weird, it's still happening, though it might not be as bad. I checked the Console and it says this:

  8. kittencounter macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2013
    It all started with Mavericks update. For some applications if they are in active in a space then the transition to that space will be laggy, tearing...whatever its not responsive. It happens in my case with Safari :mad:
  9. ObeseSquirrel thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    That makes a lot of sense! I'll be reporting this to Apple. Everything else about Mavericks has been wonderful for me, but this issue has been extremely annoying.
  10. sshhoott macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    I just wanted to pitch in with my the problem that I'm having with my MBP mid 2010 13". It's related to changing spaces (with four fingers), but it's not the exact same problem that you mentioned.

    The problem is that the switching spaces animation gets really laggy/stutters after the computer has been ON for about a day. Sometimes I think this has to do with the compressed memory usage. But I'm not sure. It definitely is a Graphics driver issue. Only a restart fixes this problem temporarily. I've already reported this to Apple. And if anyone else experiences this stuttering animation problem on a 13" 2010 MBP, please report it.

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