How to Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows


By default, controls and elements use animation in Windows.

Some examples of controls and elements animation are:
  • Slow fade effect of scrollbar arrows
  • Slow fade effect of buttons and tabs on dialog boxes
  • Cyclic pulsating effect on the default button

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable animate controls and elements for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows in Visual Effects Performance Options
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Animations in Windows in Settings
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Animations in Windows in Control Panel





Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows
Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows in Visual Effects Performance Options

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe into Run, and click/tap on OK to directly open to the Visual Effects tab in Performance Options

2. Check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Animate controls and elements inside windows for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows
Enable or Disable Animations in Windows in Settings


This option is only available in Windows 10.

This option will enable (check) or disable (uncheck) both Animate controls and elements inside windows and Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing in Visual Effects from Option One.

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

2. Click/tap on Display on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Show animations in Windows for what you want under Simplify and personalize Windows on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows OPTION THREE Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows
Enable or Disable Animations in Windows in Control Panel


This option will enable (check) or disable (uncheck) both Animate controls and elements inside windows and Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing in Visual Effects from Option One.

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2. Click/tap on either the Use the computer without a display, Make the computer easier to see, or Make it easier to focus on tasks link in the Ease of Access Center. (see screenshot below)

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3. Check (disable) or uncheck (enable - default) Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

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4. When finished, you can close the Ease of Access Center if you like.


That's it,
Shawn