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Start Menu and Sub-Menu Speed in Windows


In this topic, we will discuss how to change the start menu load speed. This tweak also changes the speed in which the start menu and other menu such as right-click desktop menu and sub-menu for files and folders.

How to Control the Start Menu Display Delay

Go to Start Menu Run option


If you can’t see the Run Window e.g. hidden, press Win+R


Type “regedit” to open the registry editor…


Navigate the Registry editor to this path as shown in the picture above

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Find the MenuShowDelay value name and double-click to change the value data


Default Value

The number is in milliseconds

400 milliseconds = 0.4 seconds

You can use any number between 0 to 4000 milliseconds

e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9


If you use an entry of 0, according to Microsoft there is no menu display delay… The great thing, it feels like there is no lag while navigating any menu.

Microsoft Description

Determines the interval from the time the cursor is pointed at a menu until the menu items are displayed.

Have fun!



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