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Since today, and maybe due to the latest Windows update, my system has an animation which slowly maximize (or minimize) the window until it completes (takes like 3 secs or a bit more on my machine).

I searched in the panel control, but cannot find an option to disable that effect.

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I'd be more worried about why it's started doing it, than how to turn it off. It's more likely the result of another problem, and you're just masking it. :( –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 17 '11 at 18:34
As long as I didn't detect spyware or other kind of malware (and having the antiviruse updated) I prefer not to worry so much. This is not the first strange things happen after a win update. –  Néstor Sánchez A. Dec 17 '11 at 21:38

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Go to

Control Panel -> System -> Advanced system settings -> Performance

then uncheck Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing.

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That's about the correct translation. –  surfasb Dec 17 '11 at 20:44

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