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.


Indicates that the user has made no preference known to the system.
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-animations is set to false. This is configurable via GNOME Tweaks (Appearance tab or General tab, depending on version).
  • In Windows 10: Settings > Ease of Access > Display > Show animations in Windows.
  • In Window 7: Control Panel > Ease of Access > Make the computer easier to see > Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible).
  • In macOS: System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Reduce motion.
  • In iOS: Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion.
  • In Android 9+: Settings > Accessibility > Remove animations.


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


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


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

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



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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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
prefers-reduced-motion media featureChrome Full support 74Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 63IE No support NoOpera Full support 62Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 74Chrome Android Full support 74Firefox Android Full support 64Opera Android Full support 53Safari iOS Full support 10.3Samsung Internet Android No support No


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