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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations System 10.7
A new, albeit buggy, visual effect cropped up in OS X Lion.

In Mission Control, pressing Command+M enables motion blur for all Exposť animations within Mission Control and Exposť in general.

It's a fun effect, but probably a little heavy for older Macs. Besides please be warned that the effect is obviously disabled for a reason: it's really buggy, and will likely crash your user account by logging out without any warning. Thankfully it's OSX Lion, so logging back in will recover everything.

Disable the effect by pressing Command+M in Mission Control again, or by logging out or rebooting your Mac.

[crarko adds: It's there, minimally, on my old MacBook. A couple of people submitted this hint (one anonymously) and I've combined them a bit here. It was a split decision between them that this may also apply to Launchpad; I didn't notice anything when I tried it there.]
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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: timrand on Sep 13, '11 08:19:51AM

It DOES apply to Launchpad for me as well. These effects only work within Launchpad and Mission Control. When you are in your normal desktops, they don't seem to function.



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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: clumsy on Sep 13, '11 08:53:22AM

On my MBP 2009, the animation works in ExposÍ, but it is neither fluid nor useful.
Interestering dig, though.



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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: richard2 on Sep 13, '11 09:05:31AM

WindowServer immediately crashed when I tried this, taking every application I had open with it.



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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: giulio on Sep 13, '11 10:07:38AM

You have to enable the effect in both Mission Control and Launchpad separately.

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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: asadKing on Sep 13, '11 12:12:12PM

wow really cool find!, I also noticed that the motion blur effect also works with the old slow mo trick when holding down the Shift key.



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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: Quatch on Sep 13, '11 07:20:11PM

Anyone know how to disable the slide animation when changing spaces? its making me motion sick on the widescreen.



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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: Demlotcrew on Sep 15, '11 11:02:53AM

Works for me, but I think the reason its disabled is because it messes with your eyes! I wont have it enabled.



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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: giulio on Sep 20, '11 09:48:29AM

It looks like the setting is not maintained after a reboot. I'd love to know how to keep the blur forever.

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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: Michelasso on Sep 21, '11 04:53:10AM

I don't understand what I am supposed to see. I just see the full screen applications zooming out into the desktop. Nothing different if I am not in full screen. The LaunchPad background has always been blurred. Any idea?



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10.7: Enable Motion Blur in Exposť animations
Authored by: Dragon76 on Sep 22, '11 03:47:45PM

This is actually pretty cool. Works rather well on my 2010 MacBook Pro i5



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