How to disable UI animation?



  • UI animation is annoying. Slows down the work to a crawl. Every time you want to do something with UI, you are forced to watch it sliding, fading and overall getting on your nerves before it actually let you do your work. I have no issues with animation as confirmation of my choice, but preventing my choices with animations is the worst "idea" of UI design.


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    I don't see much/anything in the way of animations here. Everything pretty much just flashes from one state to the next.

    Maybe on slower hardware…

    But even if that's the case (and it may well be), disabling animations may be a bit advanced as an option for a browser that's still in diapers. Tons and tons of options will be developed in the long run, including many optimizations to be faster and lighter on resources. We will have to be patient for the moment, however.



  • @Ayespy:

    I don't see much/anything in the way of animations here. Everything pretty much just flashes from one state to the next.

    So, "no animation" or "flashes from one state to the next"? I'm referring exactly to these flashes.
    When I call up menu, it is not because I want to see it "flashing", it is because I want to pick some action from it. And the menu must be there in an instant. Yesterday. Not lazily "flashing" around. "Flashing" is just too slow. On any system.
    For reference, I have i5 with nVidia GT 640. And every little delay is making it feel like 286. Every time I see these nice "flashes" I have a feeling that programs intentinally developed to be equally slow on any hardware, so we would not notice the change.



  • I can't figure out what flashing or animation you might be talking about. Doesn't happen here. Maybe you're on an early version?

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    @AnrDaemon:

    @Ayespy:

    I don't see much/anything in the way of animations here. Everything pretty much just flashes from one state to the next.

    So, "no animation" or "flashes from one state to the next"? I'm referring exactly to these flashes.
    When I call up menu, it is not because I want to see it "flashing", it is because I want to pick some action from it. And the menu must be there in an instant. Yesterday. Not lazily "flashing" around. "Flashing" is just too slow. On any system.
    For reference, I have i5 with nVidia GT 640. And every little delay is making it feel like 286. Every time I see these nice "flashes" I have a feeling that programs intentinally developed to be equally slow on any hardware, so we would not notice the change.

    I think you misunderstand me. "Flash" in the way I used it meas to change or appear suddenly - without a perceptible period of transition. In other words, I am looking at one page, I click on another tab, and now I am looking at that tab - without a visible or perceptible time, process, or indicator of the change. This window, then that window. That is all. There is not visual "flash" after the meaning of "flash of light" or "muzzle flash." There is just the instant change. "Flash" would be the opposite of "lazy."


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    There is a single exception to this on my system. There is a lag while the browser creates the "settings" window.

    Don't know of that's intended, or if it simply takes it a while to gather up all the info necessary to display the window. But when it's ready to display it, the window does "grow" into place. This is such a seldom-used feature, it is not an issue for me as to browser usability. All other drop-down or context menus appear instantly for me - so those are not an issue here either.



  • The only animation i see is the tab preview when hovering over tabs.
    Oh, and enabling/disabling the sidebar looks like an animation but im pretty sure its only sloooow… ;)



  • @zhnujm:

    The only animation i see is the tab preview when hovering over tabs.

    I agree, but OP didn't seem to be describing that. However, Tab Previews can be very resource intensive on lower end systems, and can be disabled by deselecting "Use Tab Tooltips" in the settings (setting is mislabeled and should say "Use Tab Previews").



  • I don't understand, what is so hard to get in the "no animation" sentence? What letter is unfamiliar to you?
    I want absolutely. No. UI. Animation. Period. Any animation, fade, slide - is JUST TOO SLOW for me.
    It effectively impede my ability to efficiently use the program.



  • Years later, still the same.
    The "use native window" option is a joke. Trying hard to EMULATE native interface, instead of just straight using standard controls. In turn the browser stand out like a sore thumb, having no resemblance to the surrounding environment.
    And flashing. And eyestrain.


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