Mar 252008

In Windows XP, by default there is a delay in displaying the Start Menu when you click the Start Menu. This is a delay induced by purpose to allow Mouse Response times. However, the default delay time might just prove a bit too long and make you feel Windows is slow.

To speed up the Windows Start Menu, edit the value of the Registry Key and set a lower valus which suits your need. Beware, setting it to “0″ will be too quick for your mouse to respond.

To change the value,

1. Click Start – Run and type “regedit”

2. Navigate to the following Registry Key

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\]

\Control Panel

Windows Start Menu speed tweak
3. In the right-pane, look for the key “MenuShowDelay

4. Double-click and  set the value to something less (say 100) and click OK.
Set StartMenu delay value
This should speed up Windows XP Start Menu display time.

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  2 Responses to “Tweak to Speed up Windows Start Menu”

  1. Thanks. Good one. Had forgotten it.

  2. Or simply set it to 0.

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