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In Lion there is an animation when switching to and from full screen applications. Full screen apps are great, especially on a 11" screen, but this animation is getting very annoying. Is there a way to turn off these animations?

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Can we reopen the question now that it's officially out? –  daaku Jul 20 '11 at 21:29
    
We are not re-opening Lion questions that were asked before the official release. –  Philip Regan Jul 20 '11 at 22:40
    
Apparently there is re-post prevention logic and it's smart enough to not allow another question with only minor differences. Can you reopen this? –  daaku Jul 22 '11 at 0:16
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Done. Good luck! –  Philip Regan Jul 22 '11 at 0:53

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There is, at least, a way to speed them up with a SIMBL bundle: http://www.yllier.net/SUFSA.html

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It gives me a 404 for the Dropbox URL :( –  KARASZI István Aug 16 '12 at 12:09
    
I found SpeedUpFullScreenAnimation on this link. (sites.google.com/a/oscvi.com/mrplayter2/uploaded-files) But it doesn't work on Mountain Lion. (Lion is not tested) –  Berk Demirkır Jan 2 '13 at 20:46

You can disable the system-wide animation for opening new windows in Lion.

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/07/26/hackinations-5-really-good-lion-tweaks/

Turn off zooming windows

Open Terminal and type the following:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO

Reboot.

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This doesn't impact the animations when an app is in full screen mode. –  daaku Aug 14 '11 at 5:01
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This will not affect the animation the Dakku is asking about. It only disables a very subtle animation that occurs when a new window is opened. It also does not require a reboot to take effect. Simply run the command like this: defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO; killall Dock –  Samuel Mikel Bowles Sep 30 '11 at 18:57

No..for now there is no way to turn it off. I also want to turn to the annoying animations when a new window appears.

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