How do you disable the zoom effect / window animations in the OS X Lion?
Which window animation?– VerviousJul 20, 2011 at 19:32
If you mean the new animations for opening and closing windows, they can be disabled with
defaults write -g NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false.
Note that it makes the lookup popovers sometimes stay visible until windows are closed; sometimes showing them even makes applications crash.
I Would recommend installing Secrets Pref Pane it gives you access to loads of hidden options in Mac OS X. you will find the "Animate Window Zooms" option under the "Finder" section.