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Speed up Spaces on Mac OS X?

I would like to disable the slide animation when switching between Spaces. Basically I just want the screen to change to the next workspace without any animation.

I can't find any settings for it in System Preferences. Is there any way to do this?

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marked as duplicate by Daniel Beck, DMA57361, Sasha Chedygov, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, KronoS Jan 29 '11 at 15:31

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defaults write workspaces-swoosh-animation-off -bool YES && killall Dock

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At this stage, it does not appear to be possible under Leopard. People have been looking since Leopard first came out, and if I'm not picking up anything via Google, I'm guessing it isn't out there.

I do not know whether or not it's possible in Snow Leopard.

Unfortunately, the best piece of advice I can give you is to use the keyboard shortcuts to move the view (and your apps) between spaces.

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John- Thanks for the info. I do use the shortcuts to switch between spaces, but it still plays the slide animation. Is there a way around it using the shortcuts? – lajos Sep 30 '09 at 3:03
Unfortunately, I don't think so. :( – John Rudy Sep 30 '09 at 13:50

The easiest way is to install DesktopManager: it's free and works on both Leopard and Snow Leopard:

It has configurable transitions/speeds/hotkeys and a menubar pager.

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defaults write workspaces-swoosh-animation-off -bool YES

Then killall Finder and you are set.

I think it's only for OS X 10.6.5 and newer.

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