Lion Mail 5.0: How to Disable the Reply and Send Animations

Posted July 28, 2011 by Rob Rogers in Apple Mac

Mail 5.0 in OS X Lion has some new animations when you send or reply to an email. If you find these distracting, there is a way to disable either one or both animations without having to revert to the classic layout.

1. Close Mail.

2. Open Terminal.

3. Execute the following Terminal command to disable the Send animations:
defaults write DisableSendAnimations -bool YES

4. Execute the following Terminal command to disable the Reply animations:
defaults write DisableReplyAnimations -bool YES

If you decide you want to them back later, you can enable the animations by executing
defaults write DisableSendAnimations -bool NO

defaults write DisableReplyAnimations -bool NO


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