It often feels like many of the animations in Windows 7 are faster than a speeding bullet. In particular, the Flip 3D menu for me is a bit to fast. If you want to slow down these animations temporarily by just pressing an extra key, here’s how to do that with a “slow” registry tweak.
How To Enable Slow Motion Animation Effects In Windows 7
Step 1 – Open Regedit
Click the Windows Start Menu Orb, in the Search box Type in regedit and then Press Enter.
Step 2 – Browse to the correct registry key
Registry Editor should open up. Use the left pane to browse to the following key:
Step 3 – Create a new DWORD in the DWM Key
Right-Click the DWM key and Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.*
*If you are on a 64-bit system, the 32-bit DWORD will still work.
Step 4 – Rename the new DWORD
Right-Click the new DWORD – New Value #1- and Select Rename. Enter the following new name:
Step 5 – Set the DWORD’s value data to 1
Double-Click the AnimationsShiftKey DWORD you just created and Change the Value data to 1, Hexadcimal. Click OK when finished.
Step 6 – Restart Your Computer
Now you are ready to activate slow motion effects. Simply hold the shift key whenever you are going through an animation in Windows 7 and it will be slowed down to “bullet time” speed.
A few different instances to Press Shift:
- Hold Shift when you Click the minimize button.
- Hold Shift while in the Alt+Tab menu
- Hold Shift in Flip 3D (Ctrl+Winkey+Tab)
- Hold Shift when opening new windows.
But that’s only a few of the many possibilities, try it out! After all, you can’t be shown what Windows 7 is, you have to experience it for yourself.