Slow Down That Window Minimize Animation In Mavericks [OS X Tips]

Animate Dock Minimize

So, here’s a weird one–have you ever wanted to watch a window animate itself really slowly as you minimize it to the Dock? No?

Well, let’s assume you did for some reason. How would you go about it?

In Mavericks, anyway, it’s a trivial thing, and it produces a fun effect: your window will minimize to the Dock super slowly, even slower than in the animated image above.

All you need to do when clicking that yellow button up there in the top left corner of any Mac application window, including the Finder is to hold down the Shift key while you’re doing it.

Go ahead, give it a try right now. Move your mouse cursor up to the middle yellow button in the upper left corner of your web browser window, hold the Shift key down, and click.

Super slow-mo, right? It’s fun, and silly, and a great way to mess with your boss, I’d bet. “Hey, my Mac is all broken; come give it a look?!”

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