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Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion) Apps
It's possible to change the time it takes for Mission Control to complete its animation. I'm all for decreasing animation times in Mountain Lion, so this is a handy tweak if you're interested in a similar thing.

In Terminal, type the following:
defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1  ; killall Dock 
where 0.1 is the time; you can set it to any number you want; try several different numbers to see how this changes the animation. Press Return, and Mission Control's animation time is changed.

To revert it back to the default, enter the following in Terminal, then press Return:
defaults delete com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration ; killall Dock 
[kirkmc adds: This is one of those hints that is, in part, "because we can," but I do understand the desire to make certain animations a bit snappier.]
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Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)
Authored by: Jwink3101 on Dec 21, '12 08:12:13AM

Unfortunately, this does not change the move left-right animation (but command+space number) works faster.

For me, this was very much a necessity and not a "because we can." It made a huge difference.



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Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)
Authored by: BruceLeeXIV on Dec 21, '12 08:54:05PM

I just installed the demo of TotalSpaces. I was skeptical, but it works great. You can use it to speed up the swiping transitions, which is great (along with this hint). Also lays out things in a grid, so you can now swipe up and down (like the old Spaces before Lion).

In conjunction with BetterTouchTool, I've remapped all my swipes and hot corners so now I have a really efficient combination of Mission Control, Expose, the old Spaces, and speed. Give it a shot, I'm probably going to buy the full version.



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Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)
Authored by: TIGOSS on Dec 21, '12 08:15:29AM

There's one tip for speed up dock stacks animation?



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Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)
Authored by: keirthomas on Dec 23, '12 06:42:29AM

Not that I've found. I actively try and find these things for my book, Mac Kung Fu, which contains over 400 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for OS X (and is on sale now).

Some animation speeds appear to be hardwired into the code. Some appear to be controllable via a defaults write hack. Sadly, many of those relating to Spaces and the Dock appear to be hardwired.

I know of the following default write keys that deactivate animations (from a tip in my book):

Turn off pop-out window/dialog animations:
defaults write -g NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool FALSE

Turn off Quick Look pop-out animations:
defaults write com.apple.finder QLPanelAnimationDuration -int 0;killall Finder

Turn off Mission Control animations:
defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -int 0;killall Dock

Turn off dialog boxes folding out from the top of the screen:

defaults write -g NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.01
(then log out and back in again)

Turn off Launchpad animations (two lines to be typed on after the other):

defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-show-duration -int 0
defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-hide-duration -int 0;killall Dock

Turn off Dock hiding animations (two lines to be typed on after the other):

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -int 0;killall Dock

Incidentally, if Kirk wants to steal these for a front-page posting here on OS X Hints, do the decent thing and mention that they're from my book, OK? I worked hard to find some of these.

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Over 400 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for OS X

http://pragprog.com/book/ktmack2/mac-kung-fu
Edited on Dec 23, '12 06:44:05AM by keirthomas



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Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)
Authored by: lopezzi on Dec 21, '12 01:13:04PM

It's long been a feature that if you just want to see the animation in a slow-motion, hold down the shift key while you press the button that makes the animation. In this case, Shift-Misson Control (F3 on newer keyboards) will show the animation in slow motion. Shift-yellow-dot will minimize the window in slow motion, shift-click-window-in-the-dock will bring the window back in slow-motion, etc. You get the idea.



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Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)
Authored by: erictran on Dec 24, '12 08:58:34PM

Hi, do you have any script to speed up Dock animation?



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