Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. April 21, 2004
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Do it Faster
When you choose a menu item that opens a submenu, Windows NT 4.0 inserts a small delay. This delay prevents a bunch of submenus from opening as you move through a menu. If you prefer to do without the delay (or want it longer), you can use RegEdit to change it.

As usual, be very careful when using RegEdit--you can cause some serious system damage if you make an incorrect change. With that in mind, click Start and choose Run. Type


and click OK (or press Enter). When RegEdit opens, go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

In RegEdit's right pane, locate MenuShowDelay and double-click its icon to open it. When the dialog box opens, type 0 (zero) for no delay or a larger number than the default to get a longer delay. Close RegEdit and restart the computer.