Disable interface animations in Office 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Don’t like all those animations in Office? Excel’s moving focus box, Outlook’s fade-in / fade-out effects? Here’s a little registry tweak that will allow you to get rid of most of this visual uselessness.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Graphics]
"DisableAnimations"=dword:00000001
Copy that in a .reg file and run it for an easy fix.

You can also do it yourself, manually by doing the following: Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Graphics using the registry editor, then create a new DWORD value you’ll name DisableAnimations and set its value to 1. If the Graphics key isn’t there, you’ll have to create it, then create the DWORD value inside the key.