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Speed up Mountain Lion

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Some useful commands too speed up Mountain Lion I came across:

Disable smooth scrolling:

defaults write -g NSScrollAnimationEnabled -bool NO

Disable rubber banding (Sadly doesn’t work everywhere, applications will need to restart after):

defaults write -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding -int 0

Reset rubber banding:

defaults delete -g NSScrollViewRubberbanding

Speed up the Dock animation:

defaults write autohide-time-modifier -float 0.40;killall Dock

Reset Dock animation:

defaults delete autohide-time-modifier;killall Dock

2D dock, because the indicators on the new 3D dock are absolutely impossible to see:

defaults write no-glass -bool true

That said, last year I posted some Lion commands that still work too :-)

Speed up Mission Control, by reducing the length of animations and reduce the delay before switching spaces:

defaults write expose-animation-duration -float 0.15  
defaults write workspaces-edge-delay -float 0.15  
killall Dock  

You can modify the 0.15 to whatever you want, but this is my preferred settings.

Remove mouse acceleration (needs a relog):

defaults write .GlobalPreferences -1

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