Chrome used to open new window just like that: new window appears.

Now new windows appear with animation: it starts with a smaller window (~80%), then it increases to full screen.

How to disable this animation?

Chrome Version 58.0.3029.81 (64-bit) on Ubuntu

(other windows appear without animations)


You can disable the animation by adding the --wm-window-animations-disabled command-line flag.

For Linux/Ubuntu you can make this permanent by editing the Chrome shortcut at /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop. There are 3 Exec= lines where you will need to add --wm-window-animations-disabled immediately after the executable name.

If you find that this is no longer working, re-check your shortcuts as some Chrome updates (via a package manager) could have overwritten the shortcut(s), so you may need to re-edit them.

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  • thank you so much! (because of this i already started switching to firefox... but now back to chrome) – Ayrat Apr 28 '17 at 13:38
  • This isn't working for me. Ubuntu 17.04 Chrome 58.0.3029.110 i3 desktop. Also this question is repeated at stackoverflow.com/questions/43607461/… – Zamicol Jun 5 '17 at 6:13
  • mscdex, why would you remove my addition to your answer ? giving a single command fix sounds like a good idea to me. Especially when you have to repeat after each updates. – PowerKiKi Jun 29 '17 at 8:47

You can add the flag --wm-window-animations-disabled to all shortcuts used to launch Chrome with the following command:

sudo replace "Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable" "Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --wm-window-animations-disabled" -- /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop
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