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Windows 11 Turning On Animation Effects

How To Turn On Animation Effects In Windows 11

In this post, we will be taking a look at how you can turn on the animation effect within Windows 11 on your PC or laptop. The animation effects will make everything seem a lot smoother as it will add animation and fade effects to Windows 11 and we personally like having these visual effects turned on.

What Do Animation Effects Do?

Animation effects within Windows 11 change the appearance of how things work. Below we have listed everything that is changed when you have the animation effects turned on:

  • Animate controls and elements inside windows
  • Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
  • Animations in the taskbar
  • Fade or slide menus into view
  • Fade or slide ToolTips into view
  • Fade out menu items after clicking
  • Slide open combo boxes
  • Smooth-scroll list boxes

So as you can see having animation effects turned on in Windows 11 changes a lot of different settings, and can really make a difference in how things appear and react when you are using File explorer, etc.

Can Animation Effects Make Windows 11 Lag?

Yes, animation effects can make Windows 11 laggy as these extra effects require more system resources. So if you are struggling to open File Explorer because it’s doing animation when opening then you might need to turn off the animation effects option.

Or if you do not want to turn off all the effects then you could always manually select the effects you want to turn off. Open the start menu and search “Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows” > Select the “Visual Effects” tab then choose the animation effects you want to turn off (See below Screenshot):

Turn On Animation Effects In Windows 11:

Now we have a better understanding of what the animation effects setting does in Windows 11 and how it can affect the performance of your computer, if you would still like to turn on the effects see the steps below.

1. First, you need to open Settings by Right-clicking on the Start menu

2. Now select “Accessibility” in the left menu > Click onto “Visual effects

3. You will now see a setting for “Animation effects” toggle this to “On

That’s it you have now turned on the animation effects in Windows 11. As we mentioned above when you now do things within Windows Explorer you will notice everything is a little more smooth and animated, and when you minimize and maximize windows and apps. If you do find having the animated effects turned on makes Windows 11 sluggish then you can turn them back off. If you liked this guide then we are sure you will like our other WIndows 11 guides.

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