Change The Speed Of Animations In Mission Control [Video How-To]

Change The Speed Of Animations In Mission Control [Video How-To]

OS X is sometimes known for its visual flair and neatly implemented animations. If you’d rather just get down to business and lose the visuals of OS X though, there’s a neat Terminal trick that will let you either speed up, slow down, or lose the animations in Mission Control all together. This little tip can make work in Mission Control feel faster and help especially  on slower systems. In this video, I’ll show you how to accomplish this.

Here’s the text to paste into Terminal:

To speed up:

defaults write expose-animation-duration -float 0.15

For super fast:

defaults write expose-animation-duration -float 0.1

For slow:

defaults write expose-animation-duration -float 1

To disable animations:

defaults write expose-animation-duration -float 0

To return to normal:

defaults delete expose-animation-duration

  • dank0419

    This is a GREAT tip.  Thank you!!!

  • pcmedman

    Nice tip. Thanks.

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