10-26-2017 10:18 AM
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  1. bialy's Avatar
    Any downsides to setting the animation scale to seemingly faster snappier to 0.5 ?
    Will any specific apps etc be impacted, compromised, not work well ?
    What does each of the animation settings do? Window? Transition? Animator?
    Should I ~speed up them all, or just a subset ?
    10-22-2017 12:41 AM
  2. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Why do you need to change the default animation setting? Hoping your device will perform faster?

    No app developer will account for such settings as they are developer settings for a reason. So, you cannot tell what will be impacted or not.

    The Note 8 itself is pretty good in performance and I don't think you need to worry about anything. Yes, many say this will make your device faster but I don't think you are going to notice it.
    10-22-2017 01:39 AM
  3. franko515's Avatar
    I have does this for years with every phone I get and I haven't seen or heard of any problems associated with speeding up the animations and transitions. It just controls the animations of switching screens, opening apps, opening the app drawer etc.........so because you speed up the animations and transitions the phone appears more responsive (snappy)
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    10-22-2017 01:42 AM
  4. PainFX's Avatar
    Any downsides to setting the animation scale to seemingly faster snappier to 0.5 ?
    Will any specific apps etc be impacted, compromised, not work well ?
    What does each of the animation settings do? Window? Transition? Animator?
    Should I ~speed up them all, or just a subset ?
    there is no downside. on all of my note series i adjust to .5 animation. its much faster
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    10-22-2017 01:43 AM
  5. naturalguy's Avatar
    I've lower the animations on every Android phone I've had however I haven't done it yet on the Note 8, this phone has been so quick and snappy that I haven't felt the need to
    10-22-2017 08:11 AM
  6. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    No negative I've experienced yet.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    10-22-2017 09:41 AM
  7. Kendahl Titcomb's Avatar
    it really makes the phone fell salt and clean.. no downside at all in my over month experience doing it
    10-22-2017 09:59 AM
  8. srvctec's Avatar
    @bialy I thought you had a similar thread to this already.

    In answer to your question, I usually turn all animations off on all my devices but in the case of the N8, you have to leave the "Animator duration scale" set to .5 or the tap hold popup won't work on the home screen. I have the other 2 animation settings completely off.
    10-22-2017 11:53 AM
  9. bialy's Avatar
    @bialy I thought you had a similar thread to this already.
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    Idk
    So a distinction between animation scale 0.5 and 0.0 in terms of app etc compromise.
    I wonder if Verizon allows access to the developer settings ?
    10-22-2017 12:32 PM
  10. srvctec's Avatar
    Idk
    So a distinction between animation scale 0.5 and 0.0 in terms of app etc compromise.
    I wonder if Verizon allows access to the developer settings ?
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=842220

    IMO, there is no compromise of any apps. All animation does on your phone as far as the three settings in developer options is change how transitions look. It basically adds time to the process by sliding screens and other things into place, in effect, slowing down your phone. Some people think it looks nice, I feel it makes devices painfully s-l-o-w. Changing these settings won't do anything to apps.

    I'm on Verizon and ALWAYS turn on developer options first thing when I get a device just so I can turn off animations. I've been doing this for at least the last 8 years or so.
    10-22-2017 12:42 PM
  11. polbit's Avatar
    The way I see it is - the overall load time of the app does not change - all you are changing is how quickly the initial window shows up. That might mean that, for example, Gmail will pop open quicker, but will take slightly longer to load the email list. In effect, you are shifting what you are staring at longer. For apps already in memory, that works great, for apps that have to be loaded, not always.

    I tend to change the animations to .5, but I do notice few apps, like Feedly for example, that look off because the long wait for actual content in the window.
    10-22-2017 01:07 PM
  12. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I did this last year with my S7 Edge. I kept it that way for maybe a week and realized I missed the animations and changed them back to the original setting. I haven't even thought about lowering them on my Note 8/S8+. It's not even a thought.
    10-22-2017 07:03 PM
  13. o4liberty's Avatar
    Mine are all set to 0 and my device works great.
    10-22-2017 07:23 PM
  14. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Don't like 0 it's too much of a flash that way I do 0.5 like a little animation
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    10-22-2017 07:58 PM
  15. Mdm23's Avatar
    Mine are all set to 0 and my device works great.
    Going all the way to 0 will actually make you not be able to long press and uninstall apps. I had to go back to 0.5.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    10-23-2017 01:19 AM
  16. xplod566's Avatar
    Please do it.the Xperia s has even a lesser one I guess or may be 0.5 by default.but it looks really snappy
    10-23-2017 04:24 AM
  17. Jewels81's Avatar
    Going all the way to 0 will actually make you not be able to long press and uninstall apps. I had to go back to 0.5.
    I can when on 0
    10-23-2017 04:41 AM
  18. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I can when on 0
    what about moving icons on the home screen? others and I have had issues removing, uninstalling icons, etc. due to long press being absent.
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    10-23-2017 09:02 AM
  19. srvctec's Avatar
    Going all the way to 0 will actually make you not be able to long press and uninstall apps. I had to go back to 0.5.
    I can when on 0
    On the first day with my phone, I set all 3 to 0 and couldn't figure out why I couldn't long press on home screen to get popup with choices. Read somewhere here on the forums that animator duration needed to be set to .5 to get that option back. I changed that one to .5 and had the long press popup menu again.

    Last night I set animator duration to 0 (all three on 0) and still had the long press menu. Not sure what changed but something did.
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    10-23-2017 09:04 AM
  20. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    On the first day with my phone, I set all 3 to 0 and couldn't figure out why I couldn't long press on home screen to get popup with choices. Read somewhere here on the forums that animator duration needed to be set to .5 to get that option back. I changed that one to .5 and had the long press popup menu again.

    Last night I set animator duration to 0 (all three on 0) and still had the long press menu. Not sure what changed but something did.
    interesting. now I'm curious and will test too.

    eta - it's fine for long press at zero. this is new.
    srvctec and Jewels81 like this.
    10-23-2017 09:05 AM
  21. Javier P's Avatar
    On the first day with my phone, I set all 3 to 0 and couldn't figure out why I couldn't long press on home screen to get popup with choices. Read somewhere here on the forums that animator duration needed to be set to .5 to get that option back. I changed that one to .5 and had the long press popup menu again.

    Last night I set animator duration to 0 (all three on 0) and still had the long press menu. Not sure what changed but something did.
    Yeah, Samsung fixed that problem on a recent TW update. I'll try to find the thread and post it here.
    10-23-2017 09:08 AM
  22. Javier P's Avatar
    10-23-2017 09:11 AM
  23. srvctec's Avatar
    Yeah, Samsung fixed that problem on a recent TW update. I'll try to find the thread and post it here.
    That's probably it since I installed the latest TW not long after I changed the one setting back to .5. I couldn't remember what might have changed on my end.
    Jewels81 likes this.
    10-23-2017 09:11 AM
  24. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    another weirdness about this phone. I keep setting all three to zero, or two to zero and leave one .5x, and when I go back in it has reset to value of 1x on two. I'm going to have to do a FR to cure it one of these days.
    10-23-2017 09:15 AM
  25. Jewels81's Avatar
    what about moving icons on the home screen? others and I have had issues removing, uninstalling icons, etc. due to long press being absent.
    Yeah all works great on mine. Guess it is from the update that was posted earlier. I always keep mine and .5 anyways so didn't notice your issue. I saw other poster post about not being able to do it on 0 and tested it and worked.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    10-23-2017 01:38 PM
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