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How do you disable the window switch animation when switching spaces with Mission Control?

Is there a way in Mac OS X to turn off the animation you see when switching Spaces?

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You can't disable the spaces animation in Lion.

What you can do is change the speed:

defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -int 0; killall Dock

To revert that:

defaults delete com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration; killall Dock

Just copy and paste those into Terminal to run those commands.

Read more about this here on AD.

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I believe what you are looking for may be in 10.6: Disable Spaces workspace change animation Desktop.

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I tested that in Lion and it didn't work. Maybe it only works for previous versions of OSX? –  ram1 Sep 9 '11 at 19:13

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