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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4 Apps
Tiger only hintQuartz 2D Extreme is once again available in 10.4.4, available in Quartz Debug, part of Xcode (the Developer Tools).

To enable it, select Tools: Enable Quartz 2D Extreme in the Quartz Debug menu.

[robg adds: The 10.4.3 update disabled Quartz 2D Extreme. Previous hints explain how to permanently enable Quartz 2D Extreme as well as how to enable it on unsupported Macs.]
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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: AaronAdams on Feb 02, '06 07:59:32AM

QE2D in 10.4.4 is buggy and kernel panic-prone like QE2D in previous Mac OS versions, so use it at your own risk.



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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: atshoom on Feb 02, '06 08:21:11AM

doesn't seem to work for me.
watch this screen copy:

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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: atshoom on Feb 02, '06 08:23:40AM

i wanted to say too that this is on a G5 dual 2GHz first Gen. w/ an ATi 9800pro BTO card



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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: guillaumegete on Feb 02, '06 08:37:37AM

I did this a week ago, and my Mac began to kernel panic after only 2 minutes after reboot.

Since I disabled Q2Extreme, no KP anymore… So this tip is indeed a bad one ;-)

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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: wiesmann on Feb 02, '06 04:03:09PM

Same thing here. Powerbook G4 1.5 Ghz 15'' ATY,RV360M11



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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: sjk on Feb 02, '06 09:31:11AM

This "hint" belongs in the trouble magnet category.



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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: rspress on Feb 02, '06 10:26:37AM

I am still surprised that this long after the release of tiger that no one has come up with a way to turn on the waterdrop effect in dashboard on unsupported Macs.

I use many unsupported effects as screensavers that I make with Quartz Composer and they work just fine.



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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: cougar718 on Feb 02, '06 02:23:56PM

I agree. I would love to know how to enable the water drop effect. I just want to see my machine attempt it!

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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: aranor on Feb 03, '06 12:50:38AM

The water drop effect requires pixel shaders (or vertex shaders, or one of those things) on the graphics card. It refuses to attempt to do the effect in software - I don't know if it's because they simply think it would look bad, or if it's because (and this I think is likely) the effect is dependent on the composite of everything beneath the ripple, and doing it in software would require asking the graphics card to composite all the windows below it, pass that result back to the CPU so it can do the ripple, then passing that result back to the GPU so it can continue compositing the windows. And I would be quite surprised if this was an operation that was even supported.

So basically, if you gfx card doesn't have the support required to render the water drop, there is no way to force it in software.



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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Feb 03, '06 11:11:49AM

On my Mac at home, I had the water effect until I updated to 10.4.4... now I no longer have it. :(

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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: Ilgaz on Feb 02, '06 07:30:42PM

I can easily guess Quartz 2D will be disabled in 10.4.5,10.4.7,10.4.9

Yes,when they see the hint, they disable. Enable in new build, hint , disable. :)



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10.4: Quartz 2D Extreme available again in 10.4.4
Authored by: kraaft on May 17, '06 11:28:42AM

Quartz 2d Extreme still works in 10.4.6
And as I discovered today it works flawlessly on my Intel Mac mini C2 (permanently enabled). Though I can't see a difference in the way the graphics are composed as the mini is already very snappy. Does anyone know how to best demonstrate the powers of Q-2D-E?



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WARNING! Do NOT enable it!
Authored by: gulliver on Mar 04, '07 02:52:18PM


I enabled it and got a kernel panic within 2 minutes after reboot. Not even time enough to check if it shows any improvement.

System: MacOS X 10.4.8, G5/Dual 2.5GHz, ATI Radeon X800XT



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