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How to Disable Animations in Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 contains lots of visually attractive animations, however in some cases user may want to disable them.

I personally experienced strange behavior of MS Outlook, which looks to me like a bug. I was trying to copy about 2 pages of plain text from Notepad and paste it into new email. Most part of the text pasted correctly, but in the middle of the visible area of the text there were few empty lines that were missing original text. Furthermore, when I tried to click in that area – cursor (vertical line) didn’t appear, however after pressing any alphanumeric key invisible text showed up and contained the letter corresponding to the key I just pressed. This was reproducible error and it went away only after switching animations off.

Since it is not very intuitive of how to disable animations, I decided to post this brief instruction.

How to Disable Animations in Office 365

Step 1

Open Ease to Access Center via Windows Control Panel or directly by pressing U.

Step 2

Click on Use the computer without a display link.

Step 3

In the window that will pop-up under Adjust time limits and flashing visuals, select Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) option.

Step 4

Click OK to save the changes and then close Ease to Access Center window.