The search menu (Win + S) plays a "sliding" animation when opened and when typing or clearing the search field.

I have disabled animations in performance options (Win + R, enter sysdm.cpl > advanced > settings under "performance" > visual effects ):

performance options

"Play animations in Windows" setting is disabled in ease of access (Windows 10 settings app):

settings app

  • You would have to use one of the many start menu replacement applications to accomplish your goal. – Ramhound Dec 30 '17 at 21:41
  • @Ramhound: You can share suitable software if you're sure there's no other way. – user598527 Jan 5 '18 at 11:00
  • Questions seeking software recommendations are not within scope. – Ramhound Jan 5 '18 at 12:51

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