How to disable Modern-UI animations of Windows 8.1 – Tutorial [Video]


Windows 8.1 just like Windows 8 shows different transitions and animations while performing different tasks on the Modern-UI. Those animations make the Modern-UI experience more good looking but, some people don’t like those transitions and want their Windows user experience to be simple and plain.

Windows 8 didn’t have the option to disable those animations but, Microsoft have included the option to disable all those transitions with just one press of a button in Windows 8.1

If you want to disable the transitions of Windows 8.1 Modern-UI then, follow the instructions below.


  • First of all, go to Start Screen by pressing the Start button and type ‘PC Settings’.

How to disable Modern-UI animations of Windows 8.1 - Tutorial [Video]

  • PC Settings’ would be showed in the results. Press it.
  • Your ‘PC Settings’ app will open. Here navigate to ‘Ease of Access’ > ‘Other options’.
  • Your ‘Other options’ tab will open. Here you would be showed two different options.
  • Turn off the switch named as ‘Play animations in Windows’.

How to disable Modern-UI animations of Windows 8.1 - Tutorial

  • Now, all your transitions of Modern-UI have been disabled. Pressing any app or performing any function would be done without any transition or animations.
  • That’s all!

Here is a quick video showing the same process and the after and before effects of transitions in Windows 8.1.


You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 8.1

You may also get our book on Understanding Windows 8.1 to find out all the latest changes and features of Windows 8.1, the update for Windows 8.


Ahmad Wahid

Being a University student of computer, has developed keen interest in technology and like to test out the new gadgets. His interests include Social Networking as well.