[MacOS] Enable Quartz Extreme 2D

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  • open terminal
  • enter: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver Quartz2DExtremeEnabled 1
  • By the way: you may find this command on the net aswell: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver Quartz2DExtremeEnabled -boolean YES – it does perfectly the same like the first command and is only a matter of taste!
  • then reboot and be happy.

There is also another way via using QuartzDebug (search for it on the net, it required the Development tools on the Leopard disk)…

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3 Responses to “[MacOS] Enable Quartz Extreme 2D”

  1. lionel1325 says:

    Hi,
    I have installed OSX on a virtual machine (virtualbox) but quartz extreme is not being recognized! I however believe my graphic card is able to support it. It is a nvidia geforce GT 540M. I had a look on the nvidia site but have not found any info on whether my graphic card supports it… Could somebody give me a link to help find out?
    I therefore think the problem comes from the virtual box! Is there a way (wathever solution) to make it work on a virtual box? It seems impossible to make iMovie work without quartz extreme… :-(
    Otherwise, is there an app that woul simulate or force its recognition or its processing?
    Thanks in advance

  2. Steve says:

    Hi,

    I’m also trying to get iMovie’11 to work within virtualbox under Mac Os Lion. Any help would be truly appreciated!

  3. Da_Boom says:

    I belive that virtualbox dosent support quartz extreme, because i cannot get it to work… and i know that vbox uses its own emulated graphics card, so it shouldnt matter if it supports it or not

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