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disable taskbar icon download animation

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(Firefox 102 on Windows.)

Indicating the progress of a runnig download in the taskbar is ok, but when the size of the download is unknown, there is a fast animation, that keeps going and going and going. That´s very annoying, when you want to keep focused on a difficult issue elsewhere on the screen. (Sadly I have these 'endless' and slow downloads quite often at work - e.g. github.)

How can this animation be disabled?

I would happily lose the normal download progress if only this fast animation disappears.

In about:config I did not find anything applicable when searching for 'download', 'animate', 'progress' or 'taskbar'.

(Firefox 102 on Windows.) Indicating the progress of a runnig download in the taskbar is ok, but when the size of the download is unknown, there is a fast animation, that keeps going and going and going. That´s very annoying, when you want to keep focused on a difficult issue elsewhere on the screen. (Sadly I have these 'endless' and slow downloads quite often at work - e.g. github.) How can this animation be disabled? I would happily lose the normal download progress if only this fast animation disappears. In about:config I did not find anything applicable when searching for 'download', 'animate', 'progress' or 'taskbar'.

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I don't know whether it will affect this particular animation but you could try creating the following preference as a number with the value 1: ui.prefersReducedMotion

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox

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Hi

I think I know what you mean - the circle around the outside of the progress indicator?

This is to confirm that there is a download taking place. With a larger file, where the progress may be slower, this faster animation helps confirm that a download is still in progress.

I hope that this helps.

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In my case it is a horizontal green bar in the background.

It keeps filling the taskbar entry from left to right once a second, disappers and starts again. (When a download has a undefined size, it is not just once. It keeps comming and creating a blinking effect like the beam of a lighthouse.)

I want it just doing the second half of the animation: disappear.

Modified by JJJ-Replacement

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I don't know whether it will affect this particular animation but you could try creating the following preference as a number with the value 1: ui.prefersReducedMotion

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox

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I found these: How to Enable or Disable Animation Effects in Windows 11 - Some You can also choose which animation effects you want to disable.

Press the Windows Key + R, type in SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe, and press Enter.

Click on Custom.

Check or uncheck:

Animate controls and elements inside windows Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing Animations in the taskbar __________________________________________________________ How to Enable or Disable Animation Effects in Windows 11 - All

Click Start > Settings > Accessibility.

Click on Visual effects on the right.

Toggle Animation effects on or off here.

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Hello Guys.

Thank you for your answers.

The Windows (11) animations had been disabled already, so no changes there. Tank your RobertJ, anyway, it was a good suggestion, that I did not come up with myself.

Terrys idea to set ui.prefersReducedMotion worked pretty well! The taskbar entry stopped showing animations. +1 for you.

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