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Most applications have a hotkey for entering full-screen in OS X with CmdCtrlF, for others I created a keyboard shortcut for Enter Full Screen and Exit Full Screen in system preferences.

But the 3.0 seconds animation is extremely annoying!

How can I disable the OS X animation of windows going into full screen mode?

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A similar question at Ask Different: – user495470 May 30 '13 at 3:26
Well i am sorry to say this but as i looked for you there is no way to turn it off the only thing you can do is that tell Apple to fix your problem Here are some urls that might help you – poqdavid Jun 12 '13 at 16:47

Navigate to:


Scroll down to find the one called "Enable simplified full screen" and disable it. Re-launch Chrome and you are finished.



Google Chrome - WARNING These experimental features may change, break or disappear at any time.

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It disappeared :( – Horak Nov 25 '14 at 13:54

I don't think it's possible, but i would reccomend using TotalSpaces as a replacement of Apple's bad implementation.

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Excellent! Solves the problem of switching to other spaces perfectly. But the mission control and full-screen enter are still slow as hell. – Evgeny Jul 24 '13 at 6:39
@Evgeny The Mission Control animations can be disabled with defaults write expose-animation-duration -float 0; killall Dock. – user495470 Jul 24 '13 at 7:02
@LauriRanta it doesn't help with moving to other spaces. Only for moving in and out of mission control. – Evgeny Dec 16 '13 at 20:41

If you're using OS X Lion try this:

To disable automatic window animations, open Terminal and type the command:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO

Found on this site:

Which has instructions for turning off other animations as well, and a link to 'power toys' like the ones Lorenzo posted in his answer.

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It doesn't affect the animations for entering and exiting full screen though. – user495470 Jan 18 '13 at 11:04
odd... it seems that it should... not even after a reboot? Dang, I wish my mac wasn't too old for os x... back to google – krazykat1980 Jan 18 '13 at 21:01

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