Speed up the time it takes your Windows menus to switch!

Question

Find out how to speed up the process of switching through your Windows menus.

Answer

This question was answered on February 6, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Many users have brand new PC's with faster than light speeds but are still left waiting for menus to fade into view This is not a processor or Ram issue as many might think The problem lies withen the settings in the 'Display Properties' on your desktop

You can change this configuration to enable different transition and appearance effects or disable them all together.

Follow the steps below disable Menu Transitions:

This is for Windows 98:

1 Right-click on the desktop

2 Select the 'Properties' option

3 Choose the 'Effects' tab

4 Click on the box to uncheck 'Animate windows, menus and lists'

This is for Windows Me & 2K:

--Follow steps 1-3 above then do step 4 below--

4 Click on the box to uncheck Use transition effects for menus and tooltips'

This is for Windows XP:

1 Right-click on the desktop

2 Select the 'Properties' option

3 Choose the 'Appearance' tab

4 Click on the box to uncheck 'Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips'

You can also mess around with the different options availabe and test out what you like best.

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on February 6, 2004