The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Changing the minimize effect!

A great tip submitted by Mohammed Sabti: changing the minimize effect! There is a way in Terminal to change the "Genie Minimize Effect" to the "Suck Minimize Effect". It is actually even easier to do it with OnyX. Once OnyX is installed, you can change the Minimize Effect in the Dock Parameters. The options are "Genie Effect", "Scale Effect" and "Suck Effect". Once you choose the effect you want, it will reload the Dock so that the change be effective. Thanks Mohammed for the tip! Download OnyX here on MacUpdate.


Blogger Ryan said...

The suck effect totally doesn't suck. I think it's the best one. I changed it to that when I first got OnyX and I haven't changed it back since.

April 30, 2007 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I don't understand why apple gives us the other cappy two and leaves this one hidden.

May 1, 2007 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger liagiba said...

i don't understand either, but this one is pretty awesome....thanks!

May 1, 2007 at 2:15 AM  
Blogger Philip said...

If you don't wish to install OnyX.

You can get the suck effect by opening up the Terminal application an execute this command;

defaults write mineffect suck

Then logout of your account, and login again.

If you don't like the effect, just change to genie or scale effect like you normaly would do.

Found on CNET;

May 1, 2007 at 4:25 AM  
Blogger kushpatel21 said...

What does OnyX do?

May 1, 2007 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

OnyX is a software for customization and maintenance. There are many options to change the behavior of your Mac (such as this minimize effect). You can also repair permissions right in OnyX.


May 1, 2007 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Don't forget you can also make windows minimize slowly by holding shift while clicking minimize. You can make them go even slower by holding shift and control.

May 1, 2007 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger person said...

I downloaded Onyx and everything worked fine. But the suck effect does not work. I tried restarting my computer but it still didn't show up. Also, I chose a different background from Onyx and after I restarted my background it was back to my normal background. Help please! (I have an iBook G4)

May 2, 2007 at 12:55 AM  

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