I’m a stickler for functionality, and although bells and whistles are nice to look at, if they don’t do anything to increase the performance of my computer, I don’t want ‘em!
For example, Windows 7 has a neat shrinky/growy animation whenever you minimize or maximize a window, but does it really help anything?
So let’s disable it!
Click Start>Control Panel and navigate to System. For the view seen below, select View by: Large icons in the upper right.
Click Advanced System Settings off to the left.
Under the Advanced tab, in the Performance section, click the Settings button.
Under the Visual Effects tab, uncheck the box next to Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing.
Click OK and you’re done!