Saturday, October 27, 2012

Disable / Enable the typing animation in Outlook 2013

Office 2013 has its own set of animations for certain actions such as opening the File screen (Backstage), selecting different sections , opening dialog, etc… and also for typing.

The result is that your cursor “smoothly glides” while you type.

If you do not want this behavior, you can turn this off via a Registry settings.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Graphics
Value name:
Value type:

When you are using Office 2013 in a Remote Desktop Session, then all animations are turned off by default.

You can enable them by Registry key (and of course make sure the above key isn’t set):

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Graphics
Value name: enableanimationsonts
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1