Active users of macOS have become accustomed to a large number of animations and graphic effects in the system. However, not everyone knows that many decorations can be completely turned off and increase the responsiveness of the system.
So the windows will open a little faster, applications run without annoying animation, and the pages in the browser without rendering delay.
Do not expect a crazy increase in the speed of work, but you will notice a slight pleasant acceleration with the naked eye.
Saved fractions of a second in most standard operations will give you the feeling of a small Mac upgrade.
1. Reduced movement
The parameter works by analogy with iOS. When you enable the option along the path System Settings – Universal Access – Monitor – Reduce movement, the system disables most of the animations for the appearance and disappearance of its elements.
So when you open the notification center, Launchpad or Spotlight you will see a visually faster appearance of windows and partitions instead of an impressive ascent or exit.
The option does not speed up the animation at all, but makes it less noticeable, from which it seems that the system starts to work a little faster.
2. Disabling Application Launch Animation from Dock
The most annoying for many moment in macOS is the bouncing of the application icon in the Dock before launching the program. This chip can be completely disabled, saving a second each time the application is opened.
In the Terminal, enter the command:
defaults write com.apple.dock launchanim -bool false
After restarting the system or the killall Dock command, the changes will take effect.
3. Acceleration of the animation fast viewing
Quick viewing of documents and files is one of the best features of macOS. In order not to watch the smooth animation of opening and closing the window for viewing, you should use the command:
defaults write -g QLPanelAnimationDuration -float 0
After restarting the Finder or rebooting, you will notice a faster opening of the document viewer.
4. Accelerate Animations in the Finder
The standard file manager on Mac, too, is replete with smooth animations, forcing you to spend a fraction of a second on watching them.
Here is a simple command to turn off effects in the Finder application:
defaults write com.apple.finder DisableAllAnimations -bool true
After entering the command, the application should be restarted from the menu bar ( Finish forcedly ).
5. Accelerating the Dock
On the small MacBook screens, you just need to hide the Dock when working. To hide and re-display the line with icons faster, the following command is provided:
defaults write com.apple.Dock autohide-delay -float 0
Now you do not have to look at the drawing of the panel and switching between applications will be a little faster.
6. Disable animation in the Mail application
Sending letters, creating a new correspondence, replying to a message and other actions in a standard mailer are accompanied by a small animation.
It can be disabled by sequential input of two commands in the Terminal application:
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableSendAnimations -bool true
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableReplyAnimations -bool true
Restart the program and notice a slight ease in its work.
7. Turn off delays when rendering pages in Safari
Active users of the standard browser will notice an increase in the speed of its work after the command:
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.25
For the changes to take effect, restart the program.
How to return the previous values of the parameters
In order to return any of the settings to the initial state, one should execute the following command in the Terminal:
the parameter that you want to reset
Restart the system, dock or application again to see the changes.