Why turn off animations in Windows?

The latest updates of the Windows operating system are designed to be visually appealing and engaging. One of the tools used to achieve this objective is animations that allow graphics to move, informational resources to pop up and other processes.

While these add-ons can look impressive when they load smoothly on a fast computer full of random access memory (RAM), on an older or slower device they can impede performance.

Animations require processing power to run and when a machine is already struggling to cope with simple processes, this drag on resources can slow it down to a crawl. Fortunately, Windows animations are not compulsory and can be deactivated. Once switched off, you could well find that your PC speeds up, enjoying a much-needed boost.

Switching off animations in Windows 11 couldn’t be simpler. You’ll need to access the Settings menu, but this is easy using a keyboard shortcut. Press the Windows key and the letter I key simultaneously to open it up, and select Visual effects from the menu on the right. Once you’re in that pane, simply toggle off the Animation effects. You can also turn off unnecessary animations in Windows 10, 8 and 7 if necessary.

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