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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


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
Ridiculous... that silly animation causes my music to stutter (despite the music program running at high priority) every time, on a high-end system. Heads should roll for that sort of thing. – Amos M. Carpenter Feb 9 at 12:44

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