I couldn't find it here. Perhaps you can't disable it but if you can I would love to know how.

My preference is for Notification Centre to open instantly.

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Absolutely, if you are after a snappier mac by saving those precious seconds here and there, I believe the best option is to go into the System Preferences and turning on Reduce Motion in the Accessibility tab.

Turning on Reduced Motion

System Preferences Reduce Motion

This makes the Notification Centre slide-in animation instant. I hope that helps you out, it really makes a difference. Definitely, let me know how you get on.

  • @NikitaVoloboev Perfect! Its a Fantastic little trick hidden away, yet so useful. Happy to share.
    – ProGrammer
    Feb 11, 2018 at 1:58
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    The animation is not really instant. It just changed from sliding to fading, but there still is a noticeable animation. I wonder if there is a way to make it actually instant.
    – Pavel
    Apr 19, 2022 at 15:02

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