|Tip 97||Turn Off Annoying Special Effects|
Call me a cynic, but it feels like OS X is a little showy with its visual effects. Dialog boxes and some program windows pop onto the screen from nowhere. This design mirrors the iPod and iPad user experience. On a larger screen, however, the effect can be unsettling.
Wouldn’t it be nice if they just appeared on-screen with no fuss, like they did in the good old days?
Here’s how you can turn off the majority of OS X’s visual effects.
To turn off dialog boxes and windows that spring out from the middle of the screen, open a Terminal window (open Finder, select the Applications list, and then in the list of applications double-click Terminal within the Utilities folder), and type ...