How to Change Menu Show Delay Time in Windows 10
The MenuShowDelay property indicates the time, in milliseconds, that the system waits before displaying a cascaded shortcut menu when the mouse cursor is over a submenu item. For example, from within a context menu or menu bar.
This tutorial will show you how to change the amount of time it takes for a menu to pop, fade, or slide open when you hover the mouse pointer over it for your account in Windows 10.
The Fade or slide menus into view
and Fade out menu items after clicking visual effects settings
will also affect how fast menus open and close. Unchecking these options to turn them off will help speed it up in addition to doing the steps in this tutorial
This will not affect menus in Windows apps
(aka: modern apps).
1. Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.
2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
3. In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the MenuShowDelay string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)
4. Type in a number between 0 to 4000 (400 is default) for how many milliseconds (1000 milliseconds = 1 second) you want the menu to wait before it opens, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
The lower the number, the faster the response time. If you use an entry of 0, there is no menu display delay. However it is not recommended to use 0 since the menus may be hard to navigate through at that speed. 20 is a good number to use.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.