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  1. jwm2

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    I know this has probably been posted numerous times but i'll post it again anyways.

    I was playing around with some settings and found the animations setting about 2 nights ago shortly after i rooted my phone. I set it to only show some animations and it seemed alittle quicker. I then turned all animations off and wow that makes things seem alot faster.

    I think loading the animations is one of the reasons the phone feels slower than it is at times.

    Either way animations off = much faster feel and responsiveness.
     

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    I do check these forums very regularly and have never seen this posted.... I was like I cant imagine that turnign off the animations would really have any impact on the performance... I have gone from 1.5 to 2.1a then to 2.1b and its much buch better cant imagine that the phone has that much more to give...

    WOW... I was wrong... I turned of animations and tried GMAIL, Email, Calendar, Texting and it was lighting fast... This has been the BEST advice and/or modification I have made...

    I will monitor and see how it goes...

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    I can confirm that this does help. Thanks for the tip. I well test for awhile to make sure it is not a placebo effect.
     
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    Yeah i was suprised at it too. I mean it never really dawned on me in the past that the animation was what made it feel so slow. But i'm guessing a secondary benefit is that it probably uses less memory when loading apps at the same time.

    I've been using it this was for about 2 days and haven't seen any slow down so far, but then again 2 days isn't much to hang your hat on either.
     
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    Where is this setting and does one need to root or use the leaked 2.1 to do it?
     
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    You can access the animations setting at Menu>Settings>Sound & Display>Animation. Uncheck the box and BOOM! faster Eris. this works with 1.5 as well. That is what I am running. Try it.
     
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    No root needed. Just follow what the post above this one says.
     
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    Awesome. If you really need the animations for whatever reason, you can set them to 'fast' using the spare parts app. This is way faster though.
     
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    I've not run into a situation where they were needed. I think that setting is just for the GUI and has nothing to do with the apps themselves. But i could be wrong. Either way i've found no ill effects so far, if someone does run into a problem make a post about it.
     
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    Agreed. I believe they are just for aesthetics. I can live without them for a faster machine.
     
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    For sure, the snappy-ness is definately welcomed. I do this sort of thing on my windows pcs as well. For a pc running windows xp you can change the start button delay using power tools from ms, makes things feel quicker.
     
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    What animations are being turned off, exactly?
     
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    The animations of screen transitions when you change from one screen to the next.
     
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    I say just try it and if you don't like it just change it back. Will take you all of 5 minutes to determine if its right for you.
     
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    Hehe, turns out I already had it off. No wonder I wasn't experiencing any of the lag you people talk about.
     
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    Great Tip...You actually can see difference right away.
     
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    I meant like you personally feel the need to have the animations...not like it would cause a problem (or why would you be able to set it in the first place:D)
     
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    Holy crap, that does work.
     
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    +1, nice! :d
     
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    Amazing i use this phone for txting and calling only never really venture into the phone settings and this sir is amazingly fast thanks.
     
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    I'm sorta suprised nobody ever noticed this. I mean it would work on any android device not just the droid eris.
     
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    UNBELIEVABLE !! I have had this phone sinve 11/09. I had no idea.
     
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    Did this as well, saw an immediate difference. Running 2.1b (which everyone should be)

    What animations did I just turn off? I don't notice anything. The weather widget still does the cool thing where the weather comes up across my whole home screen.
     
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    +2;... Who wudda thunk it!!

    Thanks...
     
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    Great find! It really does speed things up dramatically. I just restarted my phone because my apps were still pretty slow to open but just jumping through the Sense menus is greatly faster.
     

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