rmbp GUI speed-it was the dock

flipnap

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sorry if this has been covered. I hit "automatically hide and show the dock" and GUI performance got much better ,especially when swiping between desktops. Such a simple fix, im sure somebody already posted this, just couldn't find it.

just sharing
 

flipnap

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Not just the entire dock. One thing, specifically.

Read this
man, how do you do this with stacks? i cant find it anywhere? thanks so much! i was seriously getting frustrated and the dock thing is already a MAJOR help. after reading your stacks posts it looks like thatll help even more.. just cant find where to disable it and make folders instead
 

Rajpdx

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man, how do you do this with stacks? i cant find it anywhere? thanks so much! i was seriously getting frustrated and the dock thing is already a MAJOR help. after reading your stacks posts it looks like thatll help even more.. just cant find where to disable it and make folders instead
Right-click on the stack - you'll see a menu, change from stack to folder
 

flipnap

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Right-click on the stack - you'll see a menu, change from stack to folder
I'm either doing something wrong, or a stack isn't what I think it is. if a stack is the fan of folders on the right side in the dock, then when I right-click on one it simply opens the file. and by right-click do you mean the right side of the touchpad? I'm not using a mouse on my MacBook Pro so I'm assuming by right-click you mean the right side of the touchpad. I have tried right clicking on every spot on the stack and I simply do not get an option, or a menu. please forgive me if I am not understanding you correctly, I just do not see the option anywhere.
 

Mr MM

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click with 2 fingers or press ctrl (or cmd, its muscle memory and Im on win 8 most of the time now[developping]) and click, thats the right click with macs
 

Rajpdx

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I'm either doing something wrong, or a stack isn't what I think it is. if a stack is the fan of folders on the right side in the dock, then when I right-click on one it simply opens the file. and by right-click do you mean the right side of the touchpad? I'm not using a mouse on my MacBook Pro so I'm assuming by right-click you mean the right side of the touchpad. I have tried right clicking on every spot on the stack and I simply do not get an option, or a menu. please forgive me if I am not understanding you correctly, I just do not see the option anywhere.
To activate right-click
system preferences/trackpad/secondary click (set it to whatever you prefer)
(I'm also fond of tap to click).

Then do whatever you set it to on the stack.
 

flipnap

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wow, thanks guys. got the right click working, killed stacks. amazing. thanks so much. still relatively new to this so i appreciate the help! :)