Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.
Text cursor animations mess up touch typing.
So Microsoft turned a gliding cursor that draws each character slooowly on by default, and lumped it in with per-application animation settings, so destroying touchtypist productivity worldwide. Cognitive dissonance, much.
But you can turn it off systemwide by telling Windows I have no screen and I must type.
Figuring this out with Microsoft tech support who want to 'share your screen and see the problem' is the best. Can't see the problem remotely, and can't see it locally because tech support can't touch type...
I hate that too. Google for: Office DisableAnimations registry key to find a local instead of global solution.
I gave up on registry keys as too finicky, and needing editing after upgrades. Most registry edit information is just wrong.
Going to the old System control panel Advanced settings (in Windows 10, a Windows 7-era control panel opening up an XP-era dialog) and turning off in-window animations checkbox at top works well enough.
But it doesn't affect whatever different text animation Skype for Business is doing.
Apparently Microsoft is bringing this animation to their Mac applications, and their product team can't be dissuaded otherwise. awesome.
Glorious. Anyone remember Sudden View? Another game-like editor, but less tongue-in-cheek.
I'm not sure I'd call that game-like, but that does look pretty cool. (Although most of its showcase looks like Emacs.)
I want this as a VS Code plugin just to piss people off at work.