Post subject: Why did Apple remove the "Suck" minimize effect? Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:35 am
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In Mac OS X, you can choose between two minimization effects: Genie and Scale. But there is a third effect, called Suck, which appears to be canned from the final OS, but there is a way to bring it back.
To use it:
1. Open window in terminal. 2. Type the following:
Post subject: Re: Why did Apple remove the "Suck" minimize effect? Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:08 pm
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I knew about this long ago, tried this on Hackintosh, real iMac, a MacBook, a MacBook Pro in Apple Store which magically had root permissions. Anyways, Suck effect is still on the iOS (yeah, I know, I didn't use my iPod Touch 4G, because I'm getting used to 3.1.3 ):
And there's an easier way to do this:
1. Open TextEdit and write this in there:
defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect -string suck killall Dock
2. Save as suck.txt (for example) in "~", aka the Home Folder. 3. Open Terminal and type in "mv suck.txt suck.sh"
Then you can just open Terminal and use "./suck.sh" to run it (if you actually changed it back via SysPrefs).
Post subject: Re: Why did Apple remove the "Suck" minimize effect? Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:51 pm
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It's odd but enabling the "Suck" effect on my PowerBook G4 actually causes the dock to crash when minimizing apps that have large windows. Perhaps why it's not in OS X?
Well, why they couldn't make it Intel only. Hmm.
If I remember right the "suck" effect was in pre-10.4 iterations as well. Intel Mac's; while more powerful are still a Mac and have Mac issue. It may be odd to say, but maybe the effect was/is more than OS X can chew off?
Post subject: Re: Why did Apple remove the "Suck" minimize effect? Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:32 pm
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This actually dates back to the original OS X Public Beta and the initial release of 10.0 days. Back then, the only minimize effect was the genie. Steve Jobs at one MacWorld in particular demoed the "new" scale effect. I want to say it was OS X 10.1. It was touted as slowing the system down less. Suck has probably been around since at least 10.1 and I'm betting takes as many resources as at least the genie effect did.