Windows XP menu animation keeps coming back

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I am running as Administrator on Windows XP x64 SP2 all updates installed.  When I go to Display Properties (right-click on desktop, choose properties), Appearance tab, Effects, uncheck "Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips:" and uncheck this to disable the productivity killing menu and window animations it works.  Then about an hour later it re-enables itself.  I can't for the life of me figure out how to disable it for good.  Any ideas?
Question by:burnsj2
    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    There is one thing to try, but it may just re-enable like the path you choose does:
    Right Click on My Computer, Click properties.
    Click the Advanced Tab, then the Properties Button under the Performance Section.
    Here you can disable settings for animation etc.
    I usually diable all except the bottom 2.
    Hope this helps!
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    In there, I have it set to custom and nothing is checked, yet windows are still animating.
    LVL 10

    Accepted Solution

    Just trying to break through the more simple options:
    1. Using TweakUI, you can enable/disable Windows Animation.
    2. To do this in the registry, edit:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    Double click MinAnimate or Add Value of type REG_SZ.
    Setting MinAnimate to 0 turns off the animation while a setting of 1 enables it.
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    I've tried all this before.  What I latest is disable the windows animation, then immediately reboot.  So far so good.

    Featured Post

    Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

    Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

    Join & Write a Comment

    The use of stolen credentials is a hot commodity this year allowing threat actors to move laterally within the network in order to avoid breach detection.
    Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
    This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
    The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

    731 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now