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Published on 10.12.10 by Brent Trahan

Disable Taskbar and Start Menu Animations in Windows 7

How to prevent animation in Windows 7’s taskbar and start menu.

Preventing animation in taskbar and start menu will stop:

  • Glow that follows the mouse in the taskbar icons
  • Animations of the taskbar popup windows
  • Smooth animation of Start Orb glow
  • Animation inside the Start Menu
  • And others I haven’t found…

Disabling animating the taskbar and start menu basically removes the subtle elegance of Windows 7’s taskbar and start menu.

Disable Animating Taskbar and Start Menu

  1. Type adjust perf in the Start Menu’s search box and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  2. Uncheck Animations in the taskbar and start menu
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

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