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How to Enable or Disable Start Screen Animation in Windows 8 and 8.1


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The Start screen is a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows RT that replaces the Start Menu from previous Windows. You can pin Store apps, programs, folders, drives, files, contacts, and websites to Start to quickly access what you use most. All of your apps—both apps you install from the Windows Store and desktop apps—are available from the Start screen. You can organize, group, and name categories of apps to how you like on the Start screen. Tiles and notifications show what’s new so you can get important info and updates at a glance.

By default, the Start screen will only display with animation when you sign in to Windows 8 or Windows RT.

By default, the Start screen will only display with animation when you sign in to Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT if you set the Start screen to show at sign in instead of your desktop, and set to show Start view instead of Apps view.


This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Start screen animation whenever you open the Start screen in your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Start screen animation enabled and disabled
NOTE: Videos look best if viewed full screen.


(Default - Disabled)



(Enabled)





Here's How:

Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Grid

Launcher_SessionLoginAnimation_OnShow
DWORD

0 = Disable Start screen animation
1 = Enable Start screen animation



1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Enable Start Screen Animation

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Start_Screen_Animation.reg

download

3. To Disable Start Screen Animation
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Start_Screen_Animation.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Open your Start screen (ex: press key) to see the change.

8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





That's it,
Shawn


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