Speed up aero by disabling min/max animations

The new animations in Windows Vista look great for the first month or so but then they can become an annoyance since they feel like they increase the amount of time it takes to minimize and maximize a window. If you can live without the minimize and maximize animations that you can bring back the super fast feeling of your windows instantly disappearing and appearing by disabling the min/max animations.

Follow the steps below to make your windows faster:

1. Click on the Start Menu and key in SystemPropertiesPerformance and hit Enter.
2. On the Visual Effects tab uncheck Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing.
3. Click OK.


Baz said...

Turning off the visual effects doesn't disable all animations though, menus still animate themselves which is rather frustrating, I'd like to turn off ALL visual effects on our VM image suite, guess I'll need to do more searching on the issue!