Ubuntu – How to disable animations in Ubuntu 16.04


For some reasons the animations really slow up my Ubuntu virtual machine. How can I disable all the frilly animations?

  • Super Key Dashboard fade-in/fade-out
  • Alt+Tab fade-in/fade-out
  • Other?

There are related questions, but the answer seems to change from version to version, and I haven't found any that work for the Super Key and Alt+Tab animations.

Best Answer

  • From unity tweak tool go to General and switch off Windows animations as seen below:

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    If you don't have it, you can install it with sudo apt install unity-tweak-tool.