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Start Menu delay

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jomz

Guest
#1
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? Hmmm...like when you forget to "un-check" the "always use this program" check box? How do I revert this to the "default" value?
 

xsivforce

Prodigal Son
#2
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.
 
M

mbunny

Guest
#3
if u put a negative number, will the start menu pop up when you plan to click it???

:D
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#5
Originally posted by jomz
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? Hmmm...like when you forget to "un-check" the "always use this program" check box? How do I revert this to the "default" value?
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
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts

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.
 
J

jomz

Guest
#6
Re: Re: Start Menu delay

Originally posted by Hipster Doofus
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
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts

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.
Thanks a bunch! Hmmm...well another one...you 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?

:rolleyes:
 

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