Start Menu delay

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jomz, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. jomz

    jomz Guest

    How do I MANUALLY set the 'delay-time' for the Start Menu? I used a program before (FreshUI), and I just didn't like it, so when I uninstalled it, the 'menu-delay' was set to '0'.

    Is there any way of doing this without using any other 3rd Party software?

    Plus. How do I reset an "association" of a certain file-type to it's default value? Say something which my system won't be able to open? when you forget to "un-check" the "always use this program" check box? How do I revert this to the "default" value?
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    1. Start Regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    3. Select MenuShowDelay from the list on the right.
    4. Right Click on it and select Modify.
    5. Change the value to a higher number for more delay and lower for less delay.
    6. Reboot your computer.
    7. Done.
  3. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    if u put a negative number, will the start menu pop up when you plan to click it???

  4. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    A negative number will give a 60 second delay
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Not sure about the default value but you should be able to get rid of the one you don't want with this>

    Get rid of "Open With" Items in Right-Click

    When right clicking any file you're likely to see an option called "open with", which lists any available program on you computer to open the file with. To simply clear up this list of unwanted items, or to remove useless associations, like opening an mp3 file with a paint program, follow these steps:

    - Start Regedit
    - Navigate to

    Find the extension you wish to edit and click on the "+"-sign to locate the key that says "OpenWithList"

    In the right pane of the registry editor you'll see a list with the programs in the list, like "paint.exe" or "notepad.exe"
    Simply click on the one you wish to delete and press the delete button on your keyboard

    Don't worry if you've removed an entry you rather hadn't removed. When right clicking a file there will be another option in the "open with" extension where you can choose any program on your computer. Once used, it will reappear in the list of associated programs.
  6. jomz

    jomz Guest

    Re: Re: Start Menu delay

    Thanks a bunch! Hmmm...well another know how the start-menu becomes "collapsible" when some of the programs are not being used, or there are so many programs installed already?

    My start menu seems to not have this "feature" anymore? Or this isn't supposed to happen?