retina macbook pro - question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aerae, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. aerae macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    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!

  2. ZacT94 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    I have the base rMBP and mine is quite smooth.
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


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

    Also i have 3 fingers for drag, and four for switching between workspaces.
  4. aerae thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    Are you guys using integrated or discrete graphics?
  5. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    rMBP Integrated, super-smooth at least 50 FPS from what my eyes are telling me.
  6. wethackrey macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2007
    Redondo Beach, California
    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.
  7. Zach23 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    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!
  8. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    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.
  9. Scotty V macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    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.
  10. flipnap macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2012
    auto hide the dock and turn off stacks. Noticeable difference
  11. sofianito macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2011
    Just curious about how do you calculate the FPS??
  12. playsontheleft macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    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.
  13. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    yes because being willfully ignorant is MUCH better. thanks for the tip!

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