How To Disable ChromeOS Window Animation

If your Chromebook runs low on memory, one feature that you can turn of is window animation. But, to do so, you first need to enable developer mode. Once you do that, then read below to disable window animations on Chrome O.

How To Turn Off Rootfs Verification

Please note that you can skip this step if you only want to turn off animations on Chrome OS until you restart your Chromebook. Only use this section if you want to turn them off permanently.

  • Firstly, with your Chromebook booted in developer mode, open Google Chrome.
  • Then,  press Ctrl + Alt + T. This opens a Chrome OS developer shell.
  • Then, within the shell, type shell (and hit enter).

So far so good? The above command lets you access command terminal. Next, you have to use following commands to disable animations. But, you must first turn off rootfs verification. This stops Chrome OS from overwriting your changes.

However, please note that once you disable rootfs verification, the only way to get your Chromebook back to its normal default state is to flash the recovery image created on your USB drive (via the Enable Developer mode tutorial).

Paste the below code in the terminal. You cannot use CTRL + V. You have to right click or double-tap to paste items in the terminal. Paste it on the same line as chronos@localhost / $.

sudo /usr/share/vboot/bin/make_dev_ssd.sh –remove_rootfs_verification
  • Press enter.
  • Reboot your Chromebook.

How To Turn Off Window Animations On Chromebook

  • After your Chromebook restarts, open Google Chrome.
  • Press Ctrl + Alt + T.
  • In the Chrome OS terminal and type shell (as above).
  • Then, paste the below command (on the same line as chronos@localhost / $):
sudo su cp /etc/chrome_dev.conf /usr/local/ mount --bind /usr/local/chrome_dev.conf /etc/chrome_dev.conf echo '--wm-window-animations-disabled' >> /etc/chrome_dev.conf restart ui exit

The code disables the fancy zoom + minimize animation as well as other effects. That’s it!

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