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Windows 7: Mouse Hover Time - Change

29 Jun 2010   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Chrysalis,

I'm sorry, but I'm not able to reproduce what you described. I have MouseHoverTime set at 400 (default), then set MenuShowDelay to 100 and logged off and on to apply. The MouseHoverTime is still set at 400 for me, and MenuShowDelay to 100.

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29 Jun 2010   #21

windows 8.1 Pro x64

yes it stays set but the actual delay is 400.

I remember fixing this a few months back on my old install and then I reinstalled windows again after I built my i5, imported my reg tweaks but menu's were lagged, I thought was weird.

Checked my registry and found the mouse hover time is there by default to 400ms hence my problem, I renamed it to disabled and rebooted and problem fixed. I dont know if it is a bug or by design, quite possibly a bug since the name indicates it should be for tooltips only.

Try renaming or removing the key and leaving the menu show delay at 100ms, reboot and you will notice the difference.
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06 Oct 2010   #22

Windows 7/ Ubuntu

Hi. I have auto-hide set on my task bar. Which of these tweaks might get either the delay to be longer or the mouse hover to be less sensitive to it? It always gets in the way no matter where I put it, and I want the screen real estate. BUT I'd prefer my menus and tooltips be faster than default (if possible.) This has been a question of mine for years. Any ideas?
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07 Oct 2010   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Melaney,

I'm sorry, but this tutorial doesn't apply to the amount of time it take for the taskbar to auto-hide when the mouse pointer hovers over it. It only applies towards the time it takes to open the taskbar icon's preview windows, and tooltip pop-ups.

You should go ahead and post this issue in the Customization forum to see if you may be able to get a solution for this though.
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09 Oct 2010   #24

Windows 7 Professional

THANK YOU ! I have been searching for a registry tweak for hours now to allow me to change my pop up hover time. This did it ! Thanks again...
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09 Oct 2010   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Shodan, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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29 Oct 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits

I noticed,that i have to have the same numbers for both tweaks,or else the largest number will preveal
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18 Apr 2011   #27

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Thank you Shawn your good tutorial allowed me to change my Mouse Hover Time within reg edit and its working brilliant !

Ciara ... X
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18 Apr 2011   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Ciara. I'm glad that it helped.
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08 Jul 2011   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Mouse Hover Time

Hello. You suggest changing this value at one location. When I apply this tweak, I do a registry search for MouseHoverTime and find several matches and change all of them. Why do you not apply this tweak to all of the matches for MouseHoverTime in the registry?
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