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If they annoy you, turn them off.

Lots of people believe that visual effects steal a lot of the CPUs power. That is not the case. If you try to measure the difference in run time with animations turned on and off, in most cases it is hard to get consistent results even with milliseconds resolution of you timer. Actually, most of the job is done by your graphics card, after the CPU has continued with other tasks. Turning off animations essentially makes your GPU idle more.

Over the years, as more and more information has been put into the windows, and big screens allow more and more window to be open, I have gradually opened for those animations I feel help me keep track of what is going on. Generally, I want a "silent" screen. I am not like the youngsters who have grown up with flashing ads and rolling banners everywhere with the latest news, the weather forecast and whathaveyou, and can filter out all that visual noise (modern TV programs, newscasts etc. make me nervous). But then again: I grew up with deep concentration on one difficult problem at a time, far less multitasking than the youngsters. To get my attention, my focus, on something else requires much more. And my eyes are not like they were at age 20, so sometimes I benefit from the attention funcitons, even within one application, such as highlighting all hits from a search. Or, in Excel, highlighting the cells that will be referenced by a function call.

So I select some highlighting/animation functions, reject others. I am happy to have the choice.
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