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Published on 09.28.10 by Brent Trahan

Disable Animating Controls and Elements in Windows 7

Stop Windows 7 from animating buttons, taskbar icons and popup windows, start orb, copy window, and more.

Preventing animation in controls and elements will stop:

  • Active buttons from the subtle blue pulsating color
  • Glow that follows the mouse in the taskbar icons
  • Animations of the taskbar popup windows
  • Smooth animation of Start Orb glow
  • Animation in the Copy window and others like it
  • Animation inside the Start Menu
  • And others I haven’t found…

Disabling animating controls and elements basically removes the subtle elegance of Windows 7.

Disable Animating Controls and Elements

  1. Type adjust perf in the Start Menu’s search box and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  2. Uncheck Animate controls and elements inside windows
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

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  1. Tom Bowden says:

    I hate it when windows 7 makes my window borders flash when it prevents me from doing something – e.g. dialog box open – please close. Is there any way to turn this off?

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