Disable Apple Mail animations in OSX Mountain Lion

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Are you annoyed that you need to wait almost 3 seconds for the stupid Apple Mail animation to complete when replying/forwarding a message? Thankfully you can turn off that behavior with a little command line:

defaults write com.apple.Mail DisableReplyAnimations -bool YES

Should you decide that you no longer need those 3 seconds back, just change YES to NO

defaults write com.apple.Mail DisableReplyAnimations -bool NO

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Seth Vargo is an engineer at Google. Previously he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk, and some Pittsburgh-based startups. He is the author of Learning Chef and is passionate about reducing inequality in technology. When he is not writing, working on open source, teaching, or speaking at conferences, Seth advises non-profits.