How to Use Motion Reduction on Mac

There are many animations on the Mac that appear on the screen when you interact with the system. They arise

when switching windows, switching between workspaces, etc. Such animations look nice, but they can negatively affect some.

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If you don’t like animations on Mac, we’ll show you how to turn them off below.

How to disable most animations on Mac

  1. Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences.

  1. In the window that opens, select the "Universal Access" icon.

  1. On the left, select the “Monitor” section.
  2. Check the box next to "Reduce movement" in the upper right corner of the window.

The most significant changes you will notice when you openand closing Mission Control. Complex animations will be replaced with simple fading and transitions. The animation for switching between workspaces will also change.

In the gif above, you can see the action of Motion Reduction, but to understand its effect better, just try changing the setting on your computer and decide how you like it more.

Some animations will remain even after the option is enabled. For example, animations in the Mac App Store. However, the function will still disable automatic video playback in the Mac App Store.

Movement reduction is used for various reasons. Some include a feature because it can speed up some Macs and optimize battery consumption. You can also use Motion Reduction on iPhone and iPad for a similar effect.