Mac OS X - How to turn off window animations

March 2018

This tutorial will try to explain how to turn off animations for new windows on Mac OS X.
The procedure is as follows:
  • Open a terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal).
  • Type the following command:
    • defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO
Published by jak58. Latest update on October 14, 2014 at 09:21 AM by Jeff.
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