By default, Windows XP Start menu has got some delay to respond your cursor. Here is a simple registry tweak to remove (or reduce) the delay.

  1. Click "Start"
  2. Choose "Run"
  3. Type "regedit" without the quotes
  4. Go to the registry location "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" and find "MenuShowDelay". (If it doesn't exist, create new with this value name and String data type.)
  5. Open it and change value data to "0" instead of default value "400". (You can choose 100 if you don't want it to respond too fast)
  6. Reboot your PC

    Note: You should keep a backup of your registry before doing any changes.

Bookmark and Share