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?
There is, at least, a way to speed them up with a SIMBL bundle: http://www.yllier.net/SUFSA.html
You can disable the system-wide animation for opening new windows in Lion.
Turn off zooming windows
Open Terminal and type the following:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO