Article updated on November 03, 2006

There is a slight delay while navigating the start menu. To speed up things, change the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ MenuShowDelay

The default value is 400, change to 0 to make it faster.


  1. Press "start" button, select "Run..",
  2. type "regedit" to open the registry editor.
  3. Navigate to this value: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ MenuShowDelay.
  4. Right click with mouse on MenuShowDelay and select "modify".
  5. Change default value 400 to 0.
  6. Press ok. Done!