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I'd like to disable the Zoom effect that the windows produce when they are being opened. Does anyone know a way to disable them?

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Open In your /Applications/Utilies folder and run the following command:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO

and press Enter

Note: Changes might only take place after restarting your mac

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The command is defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO and the change is instant. The next app you launch will just appear rather than zooming into existence. No need to restart. – bmike Jul 25 '11 at 14:19
That's great :P I didn't want to try it myself because I rather like the new animations, but I can understand how a slower machine might have problems with it. – AMomchilov Jul 25 '11 at 21:42

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