Accessibility Turn On or Off Animation Effects in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off animation effects for your account in Windows 11.

Windows 11 uses animation effects for controls and elements by default.

Reference:


Your animation effects settings are saved to the UserPreferencesMask DWORD value in the registry key below. This DWORD value also includes other visual effects settings.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Animation Effects in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Animation Effects in Control Panel
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Animation Effects in Performance Options


EXAMPLE: Animations in Windows 11 Motion Design





Option One

Turn On or Off Animation Effects in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accessibility on the left side, and click/tap on Visual effects on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Animation_effects_Settings-1.png

3 Turn On (default) or Off Animation effects for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Animation_effects_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Animation Effects in Control Panel


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

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

Animation_effects_Control_Panel-1.png

3 Check (off) or uncheck (on - default) Turn off all unnecessary animations (when posssible) for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Animation_effects_Control_Panel-2.png

4 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Three

Turn On or Off Animation Effects in Performance Options


1 Open Performance Options (SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe).

2 In the Visual Effects tab, check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Animate controls and elements inside windows, Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing, and Animations in the taskbar for what you want. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on OK.

Visual_Effects.png



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Hi @Brink,

Is it possible to disable only "Menu" sliding? By uncheck "Fade or slide menu into view" nothing happens! When uncheck "Animate controls and elements inside windows", sliding menus become inactive (disable) but it disables "Taskbar" animations too. I like all Win animations but "Menu slide" one. Is there a way to just disable that one. As I realized those are tied together.
 

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    Win 11 Enterprise
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    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
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    SSD
Hi @Brink,

Is it possible to disable only "Menu" sliding? By uncheck "Fade or slide menu into view" nothing happens! When uncheck "Animate controls and elements inside windows", sliding menus become inactive (disable) but it disables "Taskbar" animations too. I like all Win animations but "Menu slide" one. Is there a way to just disable that one. As I realized those are tied together.
Hello, :-)

I'm not aware of a separate setting for menus, but you might see of setting the MenuShowDelay time below to 0 may help.

 

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I have already changed it to "50" (had changed it to "0" before that) but when you decrease sliding time another problem arises! Sometimes by hovering mouse on an item (menu item) to select it, if one of those items have submenu, it would open before you select your desire item from the menu and take whole space of the menu and you can't see items (!) and you have to use "Esc" key. I thought it is a trick to disable slide animation, but I realized it just decrease sliding speed, as you know better than me it does not disable slide animation fully (just change slide speed).
 

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  • OS
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    CPU
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Hiyya Shawn mate I am having difficulties in finding the Performance Options as per Option 3 - just how do I get to that in Windows 11 Pro?
 

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Hiyya Shawn mate I am having difficulties in finding the Performance Options as per Option 3 - just how do I get to that in Windows 11 Pro?

Hello John, :-)

You can run (Win+R) SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe to open it.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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Ok Shawn I will give that a try as again as it just took me to Settings visual effects. I tried again and must have been spelling the command wrong as it is now on my screen:wink:
 

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    i7 -10510U
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
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    On board Intel CPU graphics
    Sound Card
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro NMe
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Ok Shawn I will give that a try as again as it just took me to Settings visual effects. I tried again and must have been spelling the command wrong as it is now on my screen:wink:

:shawn:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Thanks mate must be getting slack in my old age:rolleyes:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (OS Build 2263.3593)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivo notebook X712P
    CPU
    i7 -10510U
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board Intel CPU graphics
    Sound Card
    N/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro NMe
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    Asus in built
    Keyboard
    Generic
    Mouse
    Logitec Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50Mbs max allowance - occasionally up to 75Mbs
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security

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