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Remove rubber band scrolling in most apps
Authored by: ragnu on May 11, '12 08:01:22AM

To answer dilvish1984, rubber-band scrolling is (was) one of those animations that aren't particularly useful, and that get on my nerves big time. I can't provide a rational explanation for this, but since I can, thanks to inertial scrolling, get to the top of a page with a flick of my finger on my magic mouse, I see no need for that additional bounce. Another such animation, that I haven't found a way to disable, is what happens when you double-click a file icon to open it. The icon sort of jumps out at you. I know it's there to show that your double click has registered, but, honestly, how many times have you flubbed a double-click? (And when you do, you find out soon enough because the file doesn't open.) As a rule, I'm for sobriety in an OS, so I can keep my attention focused on my work.



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Remove rubber band scrolling in most apps
Authored by: macosnoob on May 14, '12 07:11:59AM

@ragnu

"Another such animation, that I haven't found a way to disable, is what happens when you double-click a file icon to open it. The icon sort of jumps out at you."

In Snow Leopard (don't know about Lion), you can disable that "jump out" animation with TinkerTool. Under TT's Finder options, [untick] "Show animation effect when opening files" and then relaunch the Finder. No doubt TT launches a defaults write command of some sort.



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