Reading PDF's on rMB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Fuzzball84, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Fuzzball84 macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone noticed how much processing power it takes up scrolling through a PDF in preview?

    I noticed it warms up my rMB more than anything else I do...Same on my MBP too

    Does anyone testing out the next OS version (10.11) on rMB know how it copes with PDF's etc?
     
  2. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    It`s a known problem with OS X, try opening your PDF`s in quick view or DL Skim you will see a world of difference on any Mac running 10.10

    Believe 10.11 addresses this, however I would ask over on the 10.11 forum as you will get a far more accurate answer.

    n.b. Skim has a lot more functionality than currently available in Preview.

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  3. Fuzzball84, Jun 16, 2015
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    Fuzzball84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply...

    Yeah, surely can be a software fix in the next OS... my surface 3 can scroll through the same PDFs and not warm up at all....

    I'll take a look at the other forum threads...

    Can anyone with a rMB and using 10.11 let me know what PDF performance is like?

    Thanks
     
  4. Fuzzball84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely crazy, I tried opening using quick look on my rMB and it can scroll through, zoom and pan around PDFs just like the surface 3 etc and just like the surface 3 the rMB doesn't even break a sweat!
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Is some issue with the PDF rendering engine, Skim is the way ahead for serious work in PDF`s

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