Shapeshifter slowing down computer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jth11688, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. jth11688 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2007
    I recently uninstalled Shapeshifter on my computer (Macbook Pro 2.2 ghz, 2 gb ram) running Tiger. However, now my computer has been running slower, especially when minimizing and maximizing windows, as the motion becomes jagged. I know that it Shapeshifter is the issue because as soon as I reinstall it, the minimization and maximization of windows speeds up again. How can I fix this?

    Thanks for your help,
  2. jth11688 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2007
    Also, I restored my the theme to the default before I uninstalled it. I was thinking of upgrading to Leopard soon, would this help fix anything?
  3. sulhaq macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2006
    There is no way to speed up your mac after installing a shapeshifter theme as far as I know. The theme applied requires all shapeshifter processes to run in the foreground which causes the slowups. A 2.2ghz, 2gb macbook pro should be able to run it without any slowups. Do you have a ton of stuff in your login items?

    Furthermore, make SURE you uninstall Shapeshifter and Application Enhancer BEFORE upgrading to leopard. I don't know if the issue has since been fixed but the retail version of leopard released caused MAJOR problems for people that tried to install leopard with Application Enhancer active.
  4. jth11688 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2007
    Thanks for the reply. My computer is slow after having uninstalled shapeshifter and application enhancer. I even cleared many of the files that were not uninstalled properly; however my computer is still running slowly. I have emailed unsanity, but they have not gotten back to me. Is this something that someone at the Apple store could help me fix? Thanks.
  5. jth11688 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2007
    I figured out that the issue goes away after I restart the dock (by typing "killall Dock in Terminal). I figure this means that there is a program that is opening upon start up that is slowing my computer down. I went to Accounts Login Items, but I can't seem to find anything that could be slowing my computer down. Are there other places where startup items are located? Thanks for your time.
  6. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom

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