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    Hyperlinks cause minmax animation (Win XP Pro/SR-2

    I wonder if anyone else has noticed this. I have turned off window animation (that sliding effect) that occurs when you minimize or maximize a window to the taskbar. You can do this by going to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktopWindowMetrics

    & setting the MinAnimate value to zero. (You can find instructions on this at Kelly Thorout's site.) You can also do this by using Tweak UI/General tab & unchecking "Enable Windows Animation".

    However, whenever I click on a hyperlink in Excel (& usually in Word), if I then try to minimize or maximize any application, the animation effect returns (the "sliding" to & from the taskbar). Also, clicking a hyperlink causes the box in Tweak UI to become checked again. It doesn't change the value in the registry. If you reboot (or logoff & logon), it's back to the way it should be.

    Anyone know of a solution? Is there another registry entry somewhere that I can change?

    I found a key Key: HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer VisualEffectsAnimateMinMax

    but it has no data or values set. I'm not sure what type of entry to put in there or even if I should mess with it. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Hyperlinks cause minmax animation (Win XP Pro/SR-2

    I found only one post in the MS newsgroups about this problem .......... by you. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    I cannot reproduce the error - clicking a hyperlink doesn't change the animation setting.

    The only value under HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer VisualEffectsAnimateMinMax on my system is a DWORD value named DefaultApplied with value 1.

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    Re: Hyperlinks cause minmax animation (Win XP Pro/SR-2

    Hi Hans:
    Thanks for checking & the information. I'm going to try making a change in
    HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer VisualEffectsAnimateMinMax

    However, do you have windows set to slide minimizing & maximizing? If you do, then there won't be any change for you; it's only if you've turned off the setting that windows appears to turn it on temporarily. BTW, while I was experimenting, I was able to click a hyperlink 4-5 times in Excel without the behavior reverting. Then it started happening again. Weird.

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    Re: Hyperlinks cause minmax animation (Win XP Pro/SR-2

    I normally have the animations turned on; I turned them off to test. I repeatedly clicked a hyperlink in Excel, but it didn't turn on the animation.

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