With the System Performance Options, I can enable or disable Windows animations and animation sets among a host of other options. This method sets these options for the entire system and requires administrative privileges.

Performance Options

How can I change this setting for an individual user without affecting any other user or requiring Administrator permissions?


While Windows does not offer its System Performance Options to individual users, it does provide an option in the Ease of Access Center (Control Panel > Ease of Access). Select the Make computer easier to see link, then in the Make things easier on the screen to see section, select the Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) option.

Ease of Access Center Ease of Access option

As the option reads, this doesn't give the granular control that the System Performance Options section offers, but just disables most, if not all animations for the user.

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