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Speed Up the Start Menu

By: Arie Slob

This is an old tweak, it has been around since Windows 95, and is still alive today! If you think your Start menu could respond a little quicker try this:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop \
  3. Right-click the String Value MenuShowDelay, and select Modify
  4. Change the Value data (0 is fast, 400 is default. These are all in miliseconds)
  5. When ready, press OK and close the registry editor
  6. Log off, or restart Windows for the changes to take effect

This is one of the functions performed by:

Tweaking Toolbox XP