How to disable or enable animation effects in Windows 11

By default, the operating system uses Windows 11 animation effects for controls, window rendering, and other elements. These graphical effects are used to smoothly move or switch between different elements of the system.

Animation of Windows 11 windows and other elements of the operating system looks more visually appealing to the computer user. This improves the look and feel of Windows OS.

Content:

  1. How to disable animation in Windows 11 – 1 way
  2. How to enable animations in Windows 11
  3. How to Enable or Disable Animation Effects in Accessibility Mode – Method 2
  4. Customize Windows 11 Animation in Performance Options
  5. Article Conclusions

At the same time, such graphic effects consume PC resources. As a result, the device uses more hardware: processor, video card, RAM, battery consumption increases slightly.

Excessive resource consumption is especially noticeable on weak computers. In this case, disabling animation effects in the Windows 11 operating system will help you. Disabling resource-intensive animation can improve the overall performance of the device.

In this guide, we will tell you how to turn off animations in Windows 11, or vice versa, enable similar visual effects on a computer using three methods: from system settings, accessibility, performance settings.

Some installed programs may use built-in animation that has nothing to do with the operating system. These applications use their own graphical shell, so the system settings for visual effects are ignored there.

How to disable animation in Windows 11 – 1 way

First, let’s look at disabling animation effects in Windows 11 by changing the settings of the operating system.

Go through the following steps:

  1. Right click on the start menu.
  2. In the menu that opens, click on “Settings”.
  3. In the Settings app window, open the Accessibility tab.
  4. Click on the “Visual Effects” button located on the right pane of the System Preferences window.
  5. In the Animation Effects option, move the toggle switch to the Off position.

You have disabled animation effects in the Windows 11 operating system on your computer.

In addition to animation, Windows 11 uses transparency effects, which are visual effects. You can also turn off transparency in the operating system to slightly reduce the load on the PC.

Read more: How to enable or disable transparency effects in Windows 11

How to enable animations in Windows 11

We can enable animations in Windows 11 in similar ways if animation effects were previously disabled on this computer.

Do the following:

  1. Press the Win + I keys to launch the Settings app.
  2. Click on the “Accessibility” section located on the left pane of the Windows Settings window.
  3. Click on Visual Effects.
  4. In the Animation Effects option, toggle the button to the On position.
  5. Close the Settings app window after completing the settings.

Read also: Widgets in Windows 11: how to enable, disable or remove

How to Enable or Disable Animation Effects in Accessibility Mode – Method 2

You can turn animation on or off using the system tool – Windows Control Panel, from where we will enter accessibility settings.

Do the following:

  1. Press the keyboard keys “Win” + “R” to open the “Run” window.
  2. In the “Run” dialog box, in the “Open:” field, type the command – “control” or “control panel”, and then press the “Enter” key.
  3. In the upper right corner of the window, in the “View” parameter, set the value to “Category”.
  4. In the Accessibility category, click on the Screen Optimization link.
  5. In the Screen Optimization window, scroll down to the section on Making your screen images easier to see.
  6. Check the box “Disable all unnecessary animation (if possible)” or, conversely, uncheck the box if you need to enable animation effects.
  7. Click the “OK” button.
  8. Exit the Control Panel.

Customize Windows 11 Animation in Performance Options

The next method is to turn animation effects on or off by changing the system speed settings. There you can choose which visual effects to use in Windows for the appearance and speed of the computer.

Do the following:

  1. Right click on the start menu.
  2. In the open menu, click on the “Run” item.
  3. In the Run dialog box, type “SystemPropertiesPerformance” and then click on the “OK” button.
  4. In the “Performance Options” window, in the “Visual Effects” tab, uncheck the boxes (they are enabled by default) or check the boxes according to your requirements. You need to configure the following settings:
  • Animation on the taskbar.
  • Animation of windows when minimizing and expanding.
  • Animated controls and elements inside the window.
  • After changing the parameters, click on the “OK” button.

Article Conclusions

Some users work on slow computers. The Windows 11 operating system has built-in visual effects, in particular animation, that affect the performance settings of the PC. Therefore, users want to disable animation effects on their Windows 11 PC to optimize performance. You can disable or enable animation elements in Windows 11 in System Settings, Ease of Access, Performance Options.

 

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