Ubuntu GNOME applications menu has the app icons appear with diverging animation from the bottom corner of the screen to the center of the screen. Though this looks cool, I feel that it kind of feels slow and gives an impression of sluggish PC performance.
If you think the same as I do, there is a way to turn off this animation, making it quicker to launch the apps from the “Applications” menu.
Disable Icons animation in the Applications menu in Ubuntu
This guide is tested to be working in Ubuntu 18.04 but should work in Ubuntu 17.10 and above. You can choose one of the two methods:
Method 1: GUI Way
Step 1) We shall first install dconf-editor to tweak the settings. dconf is a configuration system and settings management. It provides the backend access to GSettings. To install it in your Ubuntu system, launch ‘Terminal’ and enter the following command:
sudo apt install dconf-editor
Alternatively, if you want GUI way, you can look for “dconf-editor” in the Ubuntu Software Center and install it too.
Step 2) Launch dconf-editor from Activities menu.
Step 3) Carefully navigate to /org/gnome/desktop/interface/ and toggle the “Enable-Animations” option to OFF.
Step 4) Close the dconf-editor.
Method 2: Command line way
Step 1) Launch Terminal.
Step 2) Copy and paste the following into the Terminal and press enter.
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations false
The above command will disable the icons animation. If you wish to bring it back, copy & paste the following command:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations true
That’s it! Check the “Applications” menu. You should no longer see the icons animation. Instead, you will see all the application icons appear at once.