# How do you disable the zoom effect / window animations in the new OS X Lion?

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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defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO

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