How To: Slow Down The Windows Animations In Windows Vista
This Windows Vista registry tweak will allow you to slow down the animation of windows (on minimize/maximize/close for instance) by holding down the SHIFT key while performing an action especially,if you are using Windows Aero.Not only this registry tweak allows you to see the animations a bit clearer but it also leaves Flip 3D on screen when you let go of the Ctrl+WindowsKey+Tab combination. (Normally Flip 3D departs the screen as soon as you let go of the key combo.) Also, whenever you minimize or maximize (or close) a window, if you hold the Shift key down you will see how impressive Vista is in slow-motion.
Slow down the window animation speed in Windows Vista
- Open the Run dialog box (WINKEY+R), type regedit.exe, and then click OK.
- If Windows Vista User Account Control(UAC) prompts you to allow the action, click on “Continue”.
- Navigate to the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM.
- In the right side, right-click an empty space and hover over New; then from the menu that appears, click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Give the new DWORD value a name of AnimationsShiftKey.
- Double-click the DWORD and then give it a value of 1.
- Click OK and close the Registry Editor.
- Log off of Windows and then log back on again.
Hold the Shift key and minimize or maximize a window in Windows Vista. You will notice that the animation is slowed down. To stop this, simply let go of the Shift key on your keyboard.
In the Windows Vista Run dialog, paste the following code and press Enter:
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM /v AnimationsShiftKey /t REG_DWORD /d 1
If a command window asks if you really want to add this to the registry, type “Y”; you might also need to restart.This will add a registry value that slows down animations while the SHIFT key is pressed.