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  • You can turn off window animation ("exploding" windows), displayed when you play around with minimizing/maximizing open windows. This makes navigating Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP a lot quicker, especially if you don't have a fast video controller, or if you got tired of seeing it all the time (like I did). Smile
    To do this, run Regedit (or Regedt32) and go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Control Panel | Desktop | WindowMetrics
    or if you are the only user of your Windows computer go to:

    HKEY_USERS | .Default | Control Panel | Desktop | WindowMetrics

    Right-click on an empty spot in the right hand pane. Select New -> String [REG_SZ] Value. Name it MinAnimate. Click OK. Double-click on "MinAnimate" and type 0 to turn OFF window animation or 1 to turn it ON. Click OK. Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows. Done.

    TweakUI, the famous Microsoft Power Toy [110 KB, free, unsupported] can also turn off animated windows.
     Just remove the check mark from the "Window Animation" box under the General tab.


    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:58 PM