Disable animations in GNOME 3 for older hardware

If you love GNOME 3 but the animations are really sluggish on an older machine (driving you crazy) then you can disable them using dconf-editor (install that first).

In dconf-editor, browse to org.gnome.desktop.interface and set enable-animations=false. Hope that stops someone from un-installing GNOME on an older machine…

3 Responses to “Disable animations in GNOME 3 for older hardware”


  • Dr. Jyoti Prasad Maharana

    Disabling animations in GNOME 3 for new/older hardware has
    returned back the comfort among users of an older generations..

    Thanks much.

    Jyoti.

  • Thanks man! I was about to format my old laptop and reinstall mate flavor in order to avoid all those resources consuming animations

    for a 40 old year man is not necessary 😉

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