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How can I disable animation when switching desktops in Lion?

I am a PC user who switches between many applications and now I use many full screen apps on the Mac (aka multiple desktops) I find the "three finger swipe" animation very distracting.

Actually I've been switching so often between desktops I feel a bit nauseous. (no joke) I'm sure this effect is exaggerated since I am using a 1680x1050 resolution on a 15 inch Retina display on a Macbook Pro.

My short-term solution is to use windowed mode for now, but I really want to use all my screen real estate.

I think that speeding up the transition animation, or making it act like a "jump cut" would help a ton.

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marked as duplicate by ؘؘؘؘ, daviesgeek, patrix, jmlumpkin, CajunLuke Aug 20 '12 at 17:33

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There's a solution here! OS X Daily: Speed up Mission Control Animations

EDIT: For the lazy ;): defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1; killall Dock Change 0.1 to 0 to remove the animation entirely.

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Does that affect the Dock or the transitions between desktops? I'll try it out when I get home. Thanks! –  makerofthings7 Aug 19 '12 at 20:12
It only affects the animation for showing and hiding the Mission Control view. –  ؘؘؘؘ Aug 19 '12 at 23:24

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