On a macbook with macos high sierra, how do I switch between desktops faster by sliding 3 fingers across the touch pad?

Currently it takes ~1 second to switch to another screen. It does not matter if I slide the fingers or use Control+arrow, it takes the exact same time. I would like to make it faster. During the transition I can still type on the screen that I am switching from. I would like to make the transition faster or instantaneous, or at least make it so that I immediately start typing on the screen that I'm switching TO.

  • Welcome to Ask Different! Your question is difficult to understand. Are you asking how to switch Spaces faster than using a 3-finger swipe? – fsb Jul 11 '19 at 12:40
  • It's faster if you use the key commands to go directly to the required Space - but that doesn't work for fullscreen apps. – Tetsujin Jul 11 '19 at 12:41
  • @fsb I edited the question. – spiderface Jul 11 '19 at 12:50

You can disable the animated Space transition effect and speed up switching by enabling Reduce motion under System Preferences → Accessibility → Display

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However, this will have the side effect of turning off most user interface animations.

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  • Meh, it makes no difference. It just replaces the animation with a different animation that's just as long. – spiderface Jul 11 '19 at 17:26

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