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Windows 7: Mouse Hover Time - Change


12 Jan 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Mouse Hover Time - Change

How to Change Mouse Hover Time before Pop-up Displays in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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08 Jul 2011   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Edat7 View Post
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?
Hello Edat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's only required to be changed at the location in the tutorial for it to be applied to the current user account.

Plus, the other MouseHoverTime locations may not be for the same thing.

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15 Nov 2011   #31
ossjzb

win 7 64bit
 
 

Thank-you. ( im JUST upgrading from Vista to 7.. rofls )..
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15 Nov 2011   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome ossjzb. I hope that you'll enjoy Windows 7.
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23 Apr 2012   #33
o770

Seven Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello there. I'm looking for a way to delay the info/tooltips that display almost instantly on hovering of the cursor, like that for the applets in the Control Panel. I haven't looked for such items elsewhere but, according to our friend quoted below, these would be system items.
I was hoping that someone could verify this tutorial also works for such items and, if it does not, point me to the correct fix.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wguru View Post
One thing I notice about tooltip notices, popups, whatever one should call them (for desktop icons, systems tray icons, and of course, start menu items, is that by default (even though I've unticked/deselected "Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu" and have yet to tweak the hover timing), I've noticed a difference in hover time for my desktop icons, etc., (about a full second) and the sys tray icons (which instantly display the tooltip 'pop-ups')...
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01 Feb 2013   #34
brainout

Win7 Pro 32-bit and XP Pro (17 windows machines)
 
 

wguru wrote: 'One thing I notice about tooltip notices, popups, whatever one should call them (for desktop icons, systems tray icons, and of course, start menu items, is that by default (even though I've unticked/deselected "Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu" and have yet to tweak the hover timing), I've noticed a difference in hover time for my desktop icons, etc., (about a full second) and the sys tray icons (which instantly display the tooltip 'pop-ups'). Maybe users might appreciate knowing why there are differences in hovered icon timings (between sys tray icons and all other hovered Windows items) eg; I suspect sys tray icons can't have their timing changed.'

Bingo. I did all the registry edits for Mouse Hover Time, etc. but none of that worked. What worked, was to change which toolbars house the icons. Desktop and QuickLaunch icons get almost immediate tooltips, whereas Taskbar and Notification tooltips are very slow to appear, no matter how you change the settings or edit the registry.

So how do you get the Quick Launch? Click here for a link in the forum where I first found it. Changed my life, oh boy.

So thank you, wguru!
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