Rafael Rivera

Disabling animations in Office 2013

(revised )

This is a legacy post imported from my previous Within Windows blog.

Back in April, Paul Thurrott wrote about an awful typing animation present in Office -- particularly Word -- "15" Technical Preview. While this animation has been tweaked and improved in the new Office 2013 Customer Preview, some of you may wish to turn it off.

You can do so by navigating to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Graphics and creating a DWORD value named DisableAnimations. Set its data to 1 and you're set.