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Windows 7: Can taskbar popup delay be changed?

19 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Can taskbar popup delay be changed?

When hovering over icons in the taskbar there is a delay before the appearance of the popup with the details. This seems to be a new feature. Is there any way to reduce this delay?

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19 Jan 2012   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

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19 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gwaihir,

In addition, these may be something to look at as well.

How to Change the Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview Delay Time

* How to Change Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Previews Display Delay Time

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Jan 2012   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Oops, that's the tutorial I meant to provide.
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19 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi everyone, thanks for your replies. I've tried adding the key to the registry but that hasn't done what I wanted. I think you may have misunderstood what I was referring to. The attached screenshot shows the kind of popup I meant. Although the delay on the Aero effects is ok there is a 1 - 2-second delay before these little popups appear, which didn't happen with earlier versions of Windows.


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19 Jan 2012   #6

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Then my original link should work for you. You have to restart the machine (explorer specifically) before the changes take effect.
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19 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well, I changed the value of MouseHoverTime to 10 but this hasn't made any difference. The tutorial suggests that it's only necessary to log off and then on again but since that didn't work I followed it up with a restart but that hasn't worked either. After the restart I verified in regedit that the change had been made.

I also tried hovering the mouse over Start Menu > All Programs and that still took a lot longer than 10mS to display, in fact it seemed more like the default 400mS.
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19 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Gwaihir,

Did you also check the items in the red Warning box at the top of the tutorial below to make sure you didn't have them turned on? When they are on, it will also cause a delay on top of how many milliseconds the MouseHoverTime is set for.

Mouse Hover Time - Change
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19 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi Brink,

I must admit I hadn't checked that. I have now unchecked Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu but, again, that didn't made any difference. However I have now changed the MenuShowDelay key value and this has made a difference to the start menu but still no change to the taskbar, which is the one I really want to change.
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19 Jan 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Gwaihir,

Well, it doesn't appear to affect that pop-up then. I'll have to do some more digging to see if I may be able to find something for that one, and post back with it if found.
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