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10th August 2002

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#1 16 years ago

Windows has a built-in delay before selected windows are displayed. This delay can be adjusted to anywhere from zero to 999 milliseconds. All it takes is a little bit of editing in the Registry.

To change the delay:

Click on the Start menu and select Run. Type in "regedit" (without the quotes) in the Open field. Expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key. Expand the Control Panel key. Expand the Desktop key. Then do one of the two steps below.

Select MenuShowDelay. Right-click, select Properties, and enter a value from zero to 999 milliseconds.

If you don't have MenuShowDelay, you can create it. Here's how: Right-click on Desktop key. Select New > String Value and name it MenuShowDelay. Right-click on MenuShowDelay, set its value from zero to 999 milliseconds (default is 400 milliseconds).

Restart Windows.

This works in all versions of Windows and you can also do it by using Tweak UI for XP.

I love this registry hack - It's the best one ever ...well hacked!