retina macbook pro - question

aerae

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 31, 2012
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Hey guys.

Just a quick question to all your retina macbook pro owners.

How "smooth" is switching workspace with 3 fingers on the touchpad?
Mine seems a "bit" choppy, though it isn't TOO bad. It just seemed a lot smoother on my MBA (Maybe...)

Let me know how you guys think of the workspace transition using 3 finger swiping on trackpad!

Thanks!
 

charlieegan3

macrumors 68020
Feb 16, 2012
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Mine is very smooth, no issues to report.

Also i have 3 fingers for drag, and four for switching between workspaces.
 

wethackrey

macrumors 6502
Feb 27, 2007
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Pretty danged smooth

I've tried with both integrated and high performance graphics. Swipe between desktops is extraordinarily smooth. Right now I have two Mac desktops (one with Photoshop CS6 Extended) and two running VMWare – a Windows 7 VM in one and Windows 2008 Server R2 in another. No sign of stutter or lag of any kind.
 

Zach23

macrumors regular
Jun 7, 2010
119
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Hey guys.

Just a quick question to all your retina macbook pro owners.

How "smooth" is switching workspace with 3 fingers on the touchpad?
Mine seems a "bit" choppy, though it isn't TOO bad. It just seemed a lot smoother on my MBA (Maybe...)

Let me know how you guys think of the workspace transition using 3 finger swiping on trackpad!

Thanks!
Definitely a tiny bit choppy on my base model (and integrated) but only when I really care to notice. Don't worry about it, enjoy the computer and stop looking for faults!
 

Feed Me

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Jan 7, 2012
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Mine's choppy towards the end of the slide on integrated graphics, but is smooth all the way on discrete graphics. Definitely slower than Lion, but nothing too bad.
 

Scotty V

macrumors newbie
Jul 26, 2012
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Why do people look for problems? Just enjoy the machine. Buy a different one if it bothers you that much and you can switch work spaces all day.
 

playsontheleft

macrumors regular
Jul 2, 2012
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Just curious about how do you calculate the FPS??
Use Quartz Debug, a small app included in the Xcode package.

On the topic of the thread, I'm not experiencing any lag when switching Spaces (or in the more or less anywhere - blasphemy, I know!) until I use the laptop on battery power with only integrated graphics enabled. But even then it's really minor and not noticeable unless I look for it. My Dock's on auto-hide and Stacks are enabled.
 

stevelam

macrumors 65816
Nov 4, 2010
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Why do people look for problems? Just enjoy the machine. Buy a different one if it bothers you that much and you can switch work spaces all day.
yes because being willfully ignorant is MUCH better. thanks for the tip!