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Disable the Spaces Animation in macOS Sierra

I use Spaces in macOS a lot, however, repeatedly moving between spaces makes me feel a bit nauseous.

The motion is probably exaggerated because I use an UltraWide Monitor [1].

I’ve been meaning to look into finding a way to disable it for some time - but was hesitant, as I was sure it’d involve messing around with Terminal.

A quick Google search revealed a potential solution from osxdaily.com [2], it required opening up Terminal (as expected) but unfortunately this solution no longer works in macOS Sierra.

A few more searches led me to a post on StackExchange [3]. I found out there’s a toggle to ‘Reduce motion’ in System Preferences.

  1. Open System Preferences

  2. Select Accessibility

  3. Select the fourth option - Display

  4. Check ‘Reduce Motion’

The ‘Reduce motion’ feature replaces the annoying sliding animation when switching between Spaces with a much more appealing fade. A nice tweak to macOS.

  1. LG 34UM95 34-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor 

  2. Disable the Spaces Animation in Mac OS X 

  3. Speed up Mission Control animations in macOS Sierra 

  • Posted: 8th July, 2017
  • in Blog