When You Point to a Menu the Submenu May Not Appear

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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.
This problem can occur if the Menushowdelay value in the registry is too high.

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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: 01/06/2015 04:19:56 - Revision: 1.2

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