Is there a way to speed up the animation time for switching between spaces? (Or maybe turning them off?). Preferably without buying a third party app. Maybe there's an option defaults.

I'm on Sierra 10.12.6.



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This looks like a duplicate of Speed up Mission Control animations in macOS Sierra

Here's the short answer. If you want extremely fast animations, this is your defaults write command:

defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1
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    thanks but that doesn't seem to work
    – RobotEyes
    Jan 31, 2018 at 22:21
  • 3
    This does nothing. May 19, 2018 at 21:47
  • This only works if you have a single screen, not multiple monitors.
    – Luke Davis
    Sep 5, 2018 at 21:05
  • Thanks! This does work for my plugged monitor (macOS Catalina 10.15.7)
    – MrYoshiji
    Mar 31, 2021 at 15:48

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