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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect System
I couldn't imagine how it would be deactivated, but I found out: if you and the user you're switching to have different screen resolutions, depths or refresh rates, your fast user switching transition will be like a resolution change -- fade out-blue / fade-in ... to get the rotating cube back, just make sure everyone has the same color depth, screen resolution and refresh rates.

[robg adds: I thought we'd run this one, but a quick search finds that not to be the case, so here it is...]
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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect
Authored by: reiggin on Feb 19, '04 11:35:32AM

I thought there was not going to be anymore "10.3:" designations to hints? What's up with that this morning?



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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect
Authored by: mzs on Feb 19, '04 02:01:33PM

Really, I am running 10.3.2 on a eMac at home. My wife and I use different resolutions and we get the cube effect on FUS. The only time that I had trouble with the cube effect was when a Canon plugin was spewing a few messages a second to the console. You might want to look for other culprits.



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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect
Authored by: figz on Feb 19, '04 08:41:46PM

My co-user and I share the same display settings, but I don't get the "cube" effect. Is it because I don't have Quartz Extreme?



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That's my guess
Authored by: jecwobble on Feb 20, '04 08:36:57AM

I have 10.3 on a G3 Pismo PowerBook and a FP iMac. The cube works on the iMac but not the PB.



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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect
Authored by: bromhead on Feb 20, '04 03:09:34AM

Does having dual screens stop the cube effect too? I run 2 screens and have never seen it. I run QE on both monitors



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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect
Authored by: clith on Feb 20, '04 10:44:19AM
No, I have dual monitors and I get the cube effect. My experience is that:
(a) Quartz Extreme has to be on
(b) the bit depth and resolution has to be the same on both monitors
(c) the bit depth and resolution has to be the same for both users
For the curious, you only get the cube effect on the main (menubar) monitor, while the other monitor just goes blue during the transition.

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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect
Authored by: per4manz on Feb 20, '04 08:50:59AM

I have a LaCie 19" Electron Blue attached to dual 867 G4, so I know I have Quartz Extreme. The display settings are the same throughout all user accounts (just checked) and I still don't get the Cube effect. My feeling is that once you excede a certain resolution, the effect is deactivated by default (I am running 1600x1200@85Mhz).



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VRAM limitation
Authored by: MattHaffner on Feb 20, '04 11:23:39AM
My feeling is that once you excede a certain resolution, the effect is deactivated by default (I am running 1600x1200@85Mhz)
Exactly.

But, I think it's VRAM dependent (although it could be just GPU dependent). I have a Ti G4 800 MHz DVI (1st gen) with 32 MB of VRAM (Mobility 7500), and a co-worker has the next model up, the 1GHz DVI with 64 MB of VRAM (Mobility 9000). He gets the cube at 1600x1200 and I don't.



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10.3: How to restore the fast user switch cube effect
Authored by: dancingbrook on Feb 20, '04 09:36:12AM

No cube or fade on this iBook G3, just an quick switch to a new desktop. I thought the cube effect was just an advertising gimmick ;-)



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