Jan 12 2008

How To Slow Down Vista’s Animated Windows

windows_users Here’s a neat trick I found to slow down Vista’s animated windows, like when using flip-3D or when opening or closing a window from the task bar.

This tip requires editing the Registry so its a good idea to create a Restore Point first.

  1. Click the Start Orb and type Regedit in the search box.
  2. Click Regedit.exe at the top of the search results under programs.
  3. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  4. Navigate to the following key.HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsDWM
  5. Click on an empty space in the right hand pane and choose New DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  6. Give the new DWORD a name of AnimationsShiftKey
  7. Double click the AnimationsShiftKey value and give it a value of 1. Then click Ok.
  8. Close the Registry editor an logoff then log back on for the changes to take effect.

Now just hold down the shift key when clicking a flip 3D window or opening or closing a window from the task bar.

SCREEN SHOTS

1. Click the Start Orb and type Regedit in the search box.
2. Click Regedit.exe at the top of the search results under programs.

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3. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

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4. Navigate to the following key.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsDWM

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5. Click on an empty space in the right hand pane and choose New DWORD (32-bit) Value.
6. Give the new DWORD a name of AnimationsShiftKey

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7. Double click the AnimationsShiftKey value and give it a value of 1. Then click OK.

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8. Close the Registry editor an logoff then log back on for the changes to take effect.

Now just hold down the shift key when clicking a flip 3D window or opening or closing a window from the task bar.

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    1. Jan Pols said:

      hey can it only be done with the shift key because the shiftkey normaly can be used to turn it otherwise…….

      May 11th, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    2. Kevin said:

      @ Jan, As far as I can tell only the Shift key will work, I tried changing it to the Alt or the Ctrl keys but they had no effect.
      Kevin.

      May 11th, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    3. Boniface said:

      mdyayayaya ….. * Many people think *…. the author thanks for the post!

      November 6th, 2008 at 12:43 am

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