I wonder why the following question got closed: How can I disable the fade in and fade out effects in pgAdmin 4 when opening windows?

Aren't questions about database administration GUI on-topic here?

Here is the entire question:

Title: How can I disable the fade in and fade out effects in pgAdmin 4 when opening windows?

Is there any way to disable the fade in and fade out effects in pgAdmin 4 when opening windows?

Example of fade in and fade out:

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    Agree totally - DBA tools functionality questions are definitely on topic - yours isn't a "shopping list" question - it's very specific. I'm voting to reopen.
    – Vérace
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 0:35
  • @Vérace: I agree as well but, to be fair, no-one said about it being a shopping list question.
    – Andriy M
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 6:22
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    My opinion is that this is not a about the functionality of a tool, but what looks like a UX related question. You're not asking about how to create indexes in pgAdmin, but how to remove a transition effect among screens. Maybe that helps your mood, which in turn helps you design better databases, but there's not a direct causation :).
    – Marian
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 7:08
  • @AndriyM I know that nobody gave that as a reason, but it's the usual cause of tool related questions being put on hold.
    – Vérace
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 7:30
  • @Marian In my opinion any program-specific question helping the user to use the program more efficiently is okay. Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 14:44

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There was a difference of opinion on this one:

  • The initial close vote process had two "Leave Open" dissenters.
  • The reopen process had two "Leave Closed" dissenters.
  • The question has two upvotes and no downvotes.

I added the fifth Reopen vote, so the question is now reopened to answers.

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    Tempted to vote for closing again, due to the disturbing gif. Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 18:54
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    @ypercubeᵀᴹ Without that I would have eaten some unclear votes as well… Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 14:43

I was one of the vote-to-closers but if I remember correctly the review queue was fairly big at the time, which may be a reason I didn't add a comment.

I admit I may have been a bit trigger-happy voting to close this as too localized, mainly because it's about beta software and the documentation or features might not be up to date yet. I believe you should file a bug report or raise it with the pgAdmin developers first. However the community seems to agree with you.

Since the question is reopened now I suppose you have done the right thing by raising it here and ask for the communities opinion, which according to @PaulWhite's answer still is divided.

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