The prefers-reduced-motion CSS media feature is used to detect if the user has requested that the system minimize the amount of animation or motion it uses.

Syntax

no-preference
Indicates that the user has made no preference known to the system.
reduce
Indicates that user has notified the system that they prefer an interface that minimizes the amount of movement or animation, preferably to the point where all non-essential movement is removed.

User Preferences

For Firefox, the reduce request is honoured if:

  • In GTK/Gnome, if gtk-enable-animation is set to false. This is configurable via GNOME Tweaks (Appearance tab).
  • In Windows 10, Settings > Ease of Access > Display > Show animations.
  • On macOS, System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Reduce motion.

Examples

This example has an annoying animation unless you turn on Reduce Motion in your accessibility preferences.

HTML

<div class="animation">animated box</div>

CSS

.animation {
  animation: vibrate 0.3s linear infinite both; 
}

@media (prefers-reduced-motion: reduce) {
  .animation {
    animation: none;
  }
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Queries Level 5
The definition of 'prefers-reduced-motion' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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prefers-reduced-motion media feature
Experimental
Chrome Full support 74Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 63IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 74Chrome Android Full support 74Firefox Android Full support 64Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 10.3Samsung Internet Android ?

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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