10.6: Disable Spaces workspace change animation

Feb 15, '11 07:30:00AM

Contributed by: Nem

Snow Leopard only hintI ran across this tidbit in the HyperSpaces FAQ and I know I haven't seen it here before (and I'm quite the avid OSX Hints follower).

It has really sped up changing between Spaces workspaces for me (which I do probably over 100 times/day). Once you've seen the 'swoosh' animation a few hundred times, you don't really need to see it again. Please note the requirement of running 10.6.4 or later.

Here's how to disable the animation that occurs when switching between Spaces:

If you'd like to re-enable the animation, just do the following: The original reference is here.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. I can see how the animation would become aggravating with much use of Spaces.]

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