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How to reduce motion effects in macOS Ventura

Spaces was introduced into macOS way back in 2007, I make use of it everyday. However, I find the sliding animation is too distracting. This guide shows you how to make a change to the accessibility settings to turn it off.
Stephen Meehan.
Stephen Meehan March 2024

I wrote about this same topic back in 2017, back then I was trying to Disable the Spaces Animation in macOS Sierra. The setting panel has changed quite a bit since then, so I thought I'd update that post here.

Video guide

Step-by-Step Guide

Click on the Apple icon at the top left corner and click System Settings

macOS Ventura screenshot of system settings menu.

Choose Accessibility, then click Display

macOS Ventura screenshot of accessibility settings screen.

Turn on the Reduce Motion Toggle

Now close the settings window, either press the red circle in the top-left of the window, or use the CTRL + W keyboard shortcut. Now hold the CTRL key and a left or right arrow key to easily navigate between the spaces without the annoying sliding animation.

macOS Ventura screenshot of reduce motion settings screen.

Stephen Meehan.
Stephen Meehan
I'm a Manchester-based web designer and developer, and the founder of D3 Creative since 2005. My expertise includes collaborating with in-house marketing teams to redesign corporate websites.
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