Windows 95 Tip: Setting SubMenus Just Right
You can change how fast Windows 95 displays a submenu or a menu that pops out when you select a menu item with an arrow next to it. There are two ways to control the speed of these submenus:
The Easy Way Using Tweak UI (PowerToys)
- Open Control Panel and double-click on the Tweak UI icon.
- Select the Mouse Tab.
- Adjust the menu speed to your liking.
- To test the setting, right-mouse click on the test icon and select an item in the menu.
- Make adjustments until it feels just right, then click on OK. For the Power Toys program, click on the name or download from one of the links below: Power Toys
Using the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe)
- Using Explorer, select the REGEDIT.EXE or select from your Start Menu button.
- Export a copy of the registry to another hard drive or subdirectory.
- Navigate or search for the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel\Desktop.
- Select key, then right-mouse click anywhere in the right view pane.
- Choose New, and then select String Value.
- Name the new value MenuShowDelay.
- Right-mouse click on the new value, select Modify, and in the Edit String dialog box, enter a number to indicate the delay in milliseconds. The default delay is 400ms, or almost a half-second delay.
- Click on OK, close the Registry Editor, and restart Windows 95 to make your change stick.
PowerToys can be obtained for free from:
- Microsoft's web site by clicking on the graphic FunStuff.
- PCWorld's site by clicking on the PC spinning away.
Just click on the back arrow for the Home Page.
Date of last revision: 14 May 2015.