Speed up aero (vista glass) by disabling min/max animations

Posted in Windows Vista by Steve Sinchak

The new animations in Windows Vista look great for the first month or so but then they can become an annoyance since they feel like they increase the amount of time it takes to minimize and maximize a window. If you can live without the minimize and maximize animations that you can bring back the super fast feeling of your windows instantly disappearing and appearing by disabling the min/max animations.

Follow the steps below to make your windows faster:

  1. Click on the Start Menu and key in SystemPropertiesPerformance and hit Enter.
  2. On the Visual Effects tab uncheck Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing.
  3. Click OK.
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