Microsoft has always equipped Windows with a series of window motion effects to make the operating system more eye-catching. However, this feature will sometimes make users feel uncomfortable because its sluggishness will take a long time to close, enlarge or minimize the program window. If you want, you can completely disable this option on all modern versions of Windows like Windows 7, 8 and 10. Please follow the article below for details.
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How to disable window motion effects on Windows in Control Panel
First, you need to go to Control Panel> System and Security> System> Advanced system settings.
Or you can also use the Start menu, type ” sysdm.cpl ” and the search bar and press Enter to quickly open the window.
Click the Advanced tab in the System Properties window and click Settings under Performance.
To turn off the menu effect, just uncheck the two options mentioned below:
Uncheck the Animate controls and elements inside windows box – This option disables effects inside a specific window, such as the one you see when navigating “Settings”.
Uncheck the box for Animate windows when minimizing or maximizing and click OK. This option disables effects you see when you minimize or maximize any window.
Here, you can also customize other graphic effects. Most of the options on the list have full explanations.
To undo the changes and restore to the default settings, just come back here and set the main option about Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer.
Turn off motion effects using Windows Settings
The second way to disable motion effects in Windows 10 is to use Windows Settings.
First, click the Start button, then click the gear icon on the left side of the Start menu to open the Windows Settings menu . You can also press
I to get there.
In Windows Settings , click Ease of Access .
Scroll down until you see the “Simplify and Personalize Windows” section and set the toggle switch of the “Show Animations in Windows” option to Off.
After you turn this switch off, Windows no longer adds motion effects to windows when you minimize or maximize them, nor when menus or menu items appear or disappear (the Fade effect in / Fade out) too.
If you want to turn off some motion effects and still let others work, visit Performance Options settings . There, you can disable the motion effect when minimizing and maximizing the window, but leave the Fade effect or vice versa.
Microsoft lists the action of disabling the motion effect to the “Accessibility” feature , but it also appeals to those who want a faster experience. This is just one of the many ways you can customize the look of Windows 10.
To adjust the duration of the Windows menu effects, you need to make some changes in the Windows Registry. The process is not complicated and should not be a problem for the less tech savvy. Though, you should always back up the registry in case something goes wrong.
Press Win + R and enter regedit in the Run dialog box to open the Registry.
In the Registry you need to navigate to the location mentioned below:
Find the entry “MenuShowDelay” in the right panel. Double click to open it.
This is a menu effects entry with the default value of 400 (milliseconds). You can change this value to a lower number to shorten the duration. The value 200 will work for most users, but you can reduce it further if you want.
When editing is finished, you’ll need to restart your PC to be able to see the effects.
Use a ZIP file
There’s a Registry trick that can reduce the menu effect by 200. By default, the menu effect is set to 400 milliseconds. Basically, the registry files do all of the things that the article mentioned in the method above. So if you don’t want to go through all the stuff mentioned in the first method, then you can use this ZIP file.
You will get a downloadable ZIP file that you need to unzip using 7zip or Winrar. Once done, you will see two registry editing files – Reduce Menu Animation to 200 and Restore Menu animation to 400 .
File Reduce Menu Animation to 200 sets the menu effect speed to 200 milliseconds. However, if you want to reverse the changes and restore it to default, then you need to use Restore Menu Animation to 400 file .
Not only that, you can also experiment a little. For example, you can set values between 0 and 4000 milliseconds by editing the hack “Reduce Menu Animation to 200” .
However, do not modify the Restore Menu Animation to 400.reg file as it reverses any changes.
In addition, you can refer to some other interesting articles on how to use effects on Windows 10 such as:
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If your computer is slow while running these graphic effects then disable them now so Windows works smoother and faster.