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A video I made demonstrating Windows 8 with and without animations and fades.


 



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I only turned them off in XP, because they looked horrible in XP.

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I have mixed feelings on this!

 

On one hand yes, it seems faster.

 

But on the other hand isn't it just perception?

 

Won't it look old fashioned if was applied to Windows by default, making the perception of a old era OS?

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Changing MenuShowDelay in registry from 400 to 20 makes it really smooth.

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I have mixed feelings on this!

 

On one hand yes, it seems faster.

 

But on the other hand isn't it just perception?

 

On the flip side if the perception with them off makes it seem faster, then anyone one who turns them back on  gets a perception that it's slower with them on.

 

 

Won't it look old fashioned if was applied to Windows by default, making the perception of a old era OS?

 

Actually it will make the perception of an OS that all of the sudden got a lot faster.

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On the flip side if the perception with them off makes it seem faster, then anyone one who turns them back on  gets a perception that it's slower with them on.

Thanks for ruining Aero for me :( (/s)

Usually leave it off too, not for perceived performance but "just because", was never into the desktop bling that much. Taskbar previews, transparency maybe, basic compositing is good enough for me. However I always thought Microsoft hit a sweet spot when it came to effects.. just enough without going into the absurd. (IE any Compiz desktop you see on YouTube.)

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Thanks for ruining Aero for me :( (/s)

Usually leave it off too, not for perceived performance but "just because." However I always thought Microsoft hit a sweet spot when it came to effects.. just enough without going into the absurd. (IE any Compiz desktop you see on YouTube.)

 

Actually desktop composition to me is still Aero. These are just worthless animation and fades. I still leave transparency turned on.

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Yep definitely faster. I generally disable effects like that. They get annoying over time. I think Alpha compositing and shadows are okay, the rest I can live without. I do like compiz cube effects however to play around with from time to time.

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yep, here faster as one rocket (Y)

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In Windows 8.x, I also like to turn off the shadows for the desktop icons, mouse cursor, and windows.

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One of the first things I do on a new install is disable the animations because they are not power user friendly.

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