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Possibly increease transfer speeds in Transmit
Authored by: JasonInOregon on Nov 30, '06 09:08:57AM

I believe the "pops" depend on how you transfer files/folders. If you move an entire folder as one item, you'll likely get one pop. If you move a large list of files, you'll get the popcorn popping effect.

That said, I don't think hiding the app or putting another app window in front of it will increase download speeds. If that logic applied, hiding Safari would make web pages load faster. It doesn't.

I've seen Transmit download files so damn fast that it doesn't even have time to "pop" for each file. I think it all depends on your computer and most importantly, your internet connection and any traffic/bogs between you and the host server.

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Possibly increease transfer speeds in Transmit
Authored by: webmac on Nov 30, '06 09:41:23AM

Safari won't download the page faster, but the render time can be shortened if the app is hidden.

There are some javascript benchmark tests, which do heavy layout changes. If the browser is hidden, the changes don't have to be drawn on your screen and the test is finished almost twices fast as with the browser visible... I think Quartz 2D optmizes this; things you can't see, don't have to be drawn... This effect is more measurable on macs than on pcs.

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Possibly increase transfer speeds in Transmit
Authored by: giulio on Nov 30, '06 12:25:03PM

The theory is, transmit stops updating the gui when it is hidden (not covered by another window). Therefore saving resources and doing the job faster. Not TRANSFER faster, but the in-between work. It's what I've found to be true.

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