Disable Window Animations To Speed Up An Old Mac

Disable Window Animations To Speed Up An Old Mac

Mac: OS X loves to devote resources to the user interface to fill your world with drop shadows and animations everywhere you go. That’s fine on a powerful, newer Mac, but if you want to speed up an old one you need just one terminal command.

To disable superfluous window animations, just enter the following command in the Terminal:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false

In the event you decided you want to undo this, just change the false at the end of the statement to true instead.

Mastering Terminal To Hack Your Mac’s User Interface [Cult of Mac]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.