For example, open up a pdf and set view to two pages and hit arrow key up/down. Is there a way to get rid of the animation? Preview feels really snappy and fast, and to have animations like that just spoils all the fun. Might seem like a proper first world problem, especially if you're just a casual user of pdfs. But I frequently have 10+ pdfs open for referencing purposes (that is, a lot of flicking back and forth), and the animation just drives me nuts.
On 10.7, option-up (Go > Previous Item) and option-down (Go > Next Item) aren't animated. Unlike page up and page down, they go to the next page even when the current page has a vertical scrollbar and isn't scrolled to the bottom.
The animations appear to have been removed on 10.8. There's however several visual glitches when changing pages at least on my installation:
Can anyone reproduce the bugs? Is the lack of animations another bug or specific to my setup?
One way to prevent the very annoying page slide transition animations in Preview is to use the mouse wheel, not very precise, but is a way.
The other, which I prefer, is to open the Thumbnails side panel, select a page and then when you press arrows up/down the effect is not used. If you use the page up/down keys though the effect is used.
Not much, but it's something.