disable nganimate for some elements


I'm using the ngAnimate module, but all my ng-if, ng-show, etc, are affected by that, I want to leverage ngAnimate for some selected elements. For performance and some bugs in elements that shows and hide very speedy.


Problem courtesy of: drtobal


Just add this to your CSS. It is best if it is the last rule:

.no-animate {
   -webkit-transition: none !important;
   transition: none !important;

then add no-animate to the class of element you want to disable. Example:

<div class="no-animate"></div>
Solution courtesy of: David Addoteye


To disable ng-animate for certain elements, using a CSS class, which follows Angular animate paradigm, you can configure ng-animate to test the class using regex.


    var myApp = angular.module("MyApp", ["ngAnimate"]);
    myApp.config(function($animateProvider) {


Simply add the ng-animate-disabled to any elements you want to be ignored by ng-animate.

Credit http://davidchin.me/blog/disable-nganimate-for-selected-elements/

Discussion courtesy of: Blowsie

I do NOT want to use ngAnimate on my ng-if's, so this would be my solution:

[ng-if] {
  .ng-enter, .ng-leave, .ng-animate {
    -webkit-transition: none !important;
    transition: none !important;

Just posting this as another suggestion!

Discussion courtesy of: Betty St

thanks, i wrote a directive which you can place on the element


myApp.directive "disableAnimate", ($animate) ->
  (scope, element) ->
    $animate.enabled(false, element)


myApp.directive("disableAnimate", function ($animate) {
    return function (scope, element) {
        $animate.enabled(false, element);
Discussion courtesy of: user1750709

I've found that $animate.enabled(false, $element); will work for elements that use ng-show or ng-hide but it will not work for elements that use ng-if for some reason! The solution I ended up using was to just do it all in CSS, which I learned from this thread on GitHub.


/* Use this for transitions */
.disable-animations.ng-animate {
  -webkit-transition: none !important;
  transition: none !important;

/* Use this for keyframe animations */
.disable-animations.ng-animate {
  -webkit-animation: none 0s;
  animation: none 0s;


.disable-animations {
  // Use this for transitions
  &.ng-animate {
    -webkit-transition: none !important;
    transition: none !important;
  // Use this for keyframe animations
  &.ng-animate {
    -webkit-animation: none 0s;
    animation: none 0s;
Discussion courtesy of: Chris Barr

I have a list from which the first li is hidden using ng-hide="$first". Using ng-enter results in the li being shown for half a second before disappearing.

Based on Chris Barr's solution, my code now looks like this:


    <li ng-repeat="item in items"
        ng-class="{'no-animate' : $first}">


.no-animate.ng-animate {
        transition: none !important; /* disable transitions */
        animation: none 0s !important; /* disable keyframe animations */

li.ng-enter {
    opacity: 0;
    transition: opacity 0.3s ease-out;
li.ng-enter-active {
    opacity: 1;

/* I use Autoprefixer. If you don't, please include vendor prefixes. */
Discussion courtesy of: robro

If you want to enable animations for specific elements (as opposed to disabling them for specific elements) you can use the $animateProvider to configure elements with a particular class name (or regex) to animate.

The code below will enable animations for elements that have the angular-animate class:

var myApp = angular.module("MyApp", ["ngAnimate"]);
myApp.config(function($animateProvider) {

Here is example markup that includes the angular-animate class to enable animations:

<div ng-init="items=[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]">
  <input placeholder="Filter with animations." ng-model="f" /> 
  <div class="my-repeat-animation angular-animate" ng-repeat="item in items | filter:f track by item" >

Plunker example borrowed and modified from this blog where only the first filter has animations (due to having the angular-animate class).

Please note that I'm using angular-animate as an example and it is completely configurable using the .classNameFilter function.

Discussion courtesy of: Gloopy

There are two ways you can disbale animations in AngularJS if you have the module ngAnimate as a dependency on your module:

  1. Disable or enable the animation globally on the $animate service:

  2. Disable the animations for a specific element - this must be the element for that angular will add the animationstate css classes (e.g. ng-enter, ...)!

    $animate.enabled(false, theElement);

As of Angular 1.4 version you should reverse the arguments:

$animate.enabled(theElement, false);

Documentation for $animate: https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/service/$animate

Discussion courtesy of: michael

This recipe can be found in it's original form on Stack Over Flow.