This has been bothering me for a while now. When I got my new 16" M1 Pro MacBook Pro with a variable refresh rate display (ProMotion) I realized that the animation when switching between spaces was much longer than my 13" M1 MacBook Pro. I was wondering if there is any command buried deep inside macOS that would allow me to modify the speed of the animation. Thanks for your time!

  • And if anyone is wondering, spaces are virtual desktops / full screen apps Commented May 12, 2022 at 22:02
  • There's this - apple.stackexchange.com/questions/54728/… - idk if any of those solutions still work. BTW, if you use key commands Ctrl/[num] to switch Spaces the transition is literally twice as fast as using swipe or Ctrl/arrows [which means you cannot use it for fullscreen spaces, as they don't have numbers].
    – Tetsujin
    Commented May 13, 2022 at 7:59

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You will have to switch to 60Hz refresh rate in monitor settings, after that, you won't have to wait almost a full second before you can interact with windows on the space you've switched to. It seems to be a bug of Pro Motion variable refresh rate

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  • perfect. indeed, the toggle cut time in half or more before can interact. Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 12:35

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