How To Speed Up Windows 10 By Turning Off Animations

  • With animations, Windows 10 is looking more polished.
  • But if you have an old computer, animations in Windows can use a lot of CPU resources.
  • Here is how to turn off animations in Windows 10 to speed up your PC. 

Windows 10 animations can make things more polished, they can also use a lot of CPU resources which can be an issue if you have an older computer. 

In this article, which is a part of the series on how to boost the performance of Windows 10, you will learn how to turn off animations on Windows 10 to get better PC performance. 

Windows 10 fades and animations are great. They are pure eye candy that makes this operating system look awesome. 

But waiting for them to load can make your weaker computer seem a bit slow. Luckily, you can easily disable Windows 10’s animations for a better user experience.

How To Turn Off Animations In Windows 10

STEP 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left of the screen, then go to the Settings app

STEP 2: Find the Ease of Access option and click on it. 

STEP 3: Next, scroll down to Simplify and Personalize Windows and toggle-off the Show Animations in Windows option.

Note: When this switch is turned off, Windows 10 no longer animates windows when you minimize or maximize them and doesn’t use fade menus or menu items in or out.

How To Disable Animate Windows When Minimizing And Maximizing in Windows 10

Animations are making Windows 10 look great. However, lots of them are adding stress on the GPU or CPU which can be hard for older machines to handle, forcing them to slow down their performance. 

By default, Windows will animate (fade and slide) windows when you minimize and maximize them. If you don’t like this animation, there is a simple way to disable it. 

Disable Animate Windows In Visual Effects Performance Options

STEP 1: Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe into Run, and click on OK.

STEP 2: When the Performance Options window pops-up, go to the Visual Effect tab. 

STEP 3: Uncheck Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing option, and click on OK.

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