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I'd like to turn off the new desktop effects in Gnome 3.8 - i.e. the animation applied to all dialog windows, and the zoom in effect after logging in.

I know I can use gsettings to disable ALL desktop effects, but I'd like to retain most of them (shadows, overview and workspace switching, for example.)

Unfortunately in Gnome there doesn't seem to be a way to customize them (unlike Unity). I tried to edit a few variables in /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui but I'm not knowledgeable enough. Your help is greatly appreciated :)

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