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.
You can also run this command to disable animations:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations false
And re-enable animations with true:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations true
You do not need to log out and back in, it should take effect immediately.
I hope that stops someone from un-installing GNOME on an older machine…
Disabling animations in GNOME 3 for new/older hardware has
returned back the comfort among users of an older generations..
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 😉
Glad it helped!
Not work, gnome is pure shit!!
Might be best to use another desktop then. Maybe MATE (GNOME 2 fork), Xfce or Cinnamon?
Thanks! This was a huge help to me! I was trying to make Gnome more usable on an old netbook I had.