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How do you disable the zoom effect / window animations in the OS X Lion?

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Which window animation? – Vervious Jul 20 '11 at 19:32

If you mean the new animations for opening and closing windows, they can be disabled with defaults write -g NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false.

Note that it makes the lookup popovers sometimes stay visible until windows are closed; sometimes showing them even makes applications crash.

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defaults read NSGlobalDomain |grep -i anim – godDLL Jul 25 '11 at 12:50

I Would recommend installing Secrets Pref Pane > it gives you access to loads of hidden options in Mac OS X. you will find the "Animate Window Zooms" option under the "Finder" section.

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That's basically the same as defaults write -g NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false mentioned in my answer – user495470 Jan 1 '12 at 10:00
They both achieve the same thing yes, I find the prefpane is more convenient. – Wezly Jan 1 '12 at 20:11

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