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OS 10.5 - Choppy dock magnification


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Has anyone noticed how choppy the animation is when you browse around the dock with magnification on? Move the mouse very slowly...

In 10.4 the icons resized and moved ever pretty smoothly. In 10.5, the icons gitter, and resize in larger steps.

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Hmm... I've seen a few people mention this around the web, but mine is smooth - on a Macbook at that (2GHz C2D 2GB). I have my magnification set probably at about 80% of Max, and my animation seems to be just fine - no choppiness. I wonder what he variables are here? I'd definitely expect my lowly GMA950 to have a problem if other people's iMacs are... weird.
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Has anyone noticed how choppy the animation is when you browse around the dock with magnification on? Move the mouse very slowly...
Who moves their mouse really slowly over the dock though? :-)
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Has anyone noticed how choppy the animation is when you browse around the dock with magnification on? Move the mouse very slowly...

In 10.4 the icons resized and moved ever pretty smoothly. In 10.5, the icons gitter, and resize in larger steps.
Yes, I posted this as well on the day I upgraded. Be careful what you say about Leopard though, the Apple Protection Squad is loose on the forum, and will come to your house and eat your chocolate cookies.

I thought it was down to whether your GPU supports certain OpenGL instructions. If not, then the work gets shifted to your CPU and there is some lag. On C2D MacBooks, people don't seem to have an issue, but I notice it on my CD MacBook - perhaps there is a break even point?

But you're saying the actual animation has fewer steps, which is odd.

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Be careful what you say about Leopard though, the Apple Protection Squad is loose on the forum, and will come to your house and eat your chocolate cookies.
What is this 'Apple protection squad' anyway? (and this isn't a rant against your post) I think its really obsessive the way some Apple fans will defend Apple even when Apple is obviously at fault (as they sometimes are). As far as I am concerned, I am a consumer. I want value for my money and I don't really care whether I get that from from Apple, Microsoft, or the Devil himself.

I am an Apple customer, not a fanboy.
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I don't think it's a lag issue. <-- Check my specs

It happens when the magnification is not so much bigger than the normal size. I'll have to take a movie capture this evening to show you all. One from Tiger as well (on a G4 1.4!).
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Here are the movies....

10.4.10, 1.4GHz G4
http://www.webveteran.com/media/storage/dockTiger.mov

10.5, 2.3GHz C2D
http://www.webveteran.com/media/storage/dockLeopard.mov

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