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Load Menus Faster in Vista

By default, Windows Vista has a 400 ms delay when opening menus; you can shorten this time to 200 ms without degrading performance. Learn how in this guide.

Please Note: This guide involves working with the Windows Registry. If this is your first time editing the registry, please read this guide to get you started. Learn how to backup and restore your registry here.

Load Vista Menus Faster

To shorten the time it takes for the menu to appear, do the following:

    1. Start Registry Editor (Start > Run > “regedit”)
    2. In the left panel, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop
    3. Double click on MenuShowDelay
    4. Change the value from 400 to 200

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      For this to take effect, you may need to restart your system.

      You will now have faster loading menus.

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