When You Point to a Menu the Submenu May Not Appear

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SYMPTOMS

When you point to a menu, a submenu may not appear. For example, if you click Start, and then point to Programs, the submenu may not appear. You must click the menu for the submenu to appear.

CAUSE

This problem can occur if the Menushowdelay value in the registry is too high.

RESOLUTION

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To resolve this issue, decrease the value of Menushowdelay, or remove the entry from the following registry key, and then restart your computer:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop

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Article ID: 214831 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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