How to Speed Up Menu Animations on Windows 11 or 10?

Microsoft allows you to customize your Windows computer in several ways for a more personalized experience. These customizations include several visual effects and animations that you can use. These animations give you an idea of how swift your computer is. One of the features is to speed up menu animations.

Conventionally, it takes 400 milliseconds (1000 milliseconds = 1 second) for the sub-menu to pop up whenever you hover over anything in the menu. It is due to the effect of the animations. Now you can tweak the Registry and adjust this timing according to how you like it, which we will discuss in this risewindows article.

How to Increase the Speed of Menu Animations on Windows 11 or 10?

Use the following steps to speed up menu animations on Windows 11 or 10:-

Step 1: First, go to the Registry Editor on your computer.

Step 2: In the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window, browse the following:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Step 3: Edit the “Value data” of MenuShowDelay REG_SZ by double-clicking on it on the right-side pane.

Step 4: It will set the menu animation duration to 400 milliseconds (1000 milliseconds = 1 second). However, if you want to speed it up, you can change the value to something lesser than 400, say, 100. If you do not want any delay in the sub-menu pop-up, set the “MenuShowDelay” value as 0.

Step 5: Click on OK.

The menu will start appearing when you have set it after completing all the above steps.

How to Completely Disable Animations on Windows 11 or 10?

Use the following steps in case you happen to be using older computers and animations make it slow and want to turn them off entirely:-

Step 1: Go to your computer’s System Properties.

You can do that by pressing the key combination Windows + R. It will open the Rundialog box. Type sysdm.cpl in it and press Enter.

Step 2: As the window opens, look for the Advanced tab and go to Settings under the “Performance” section.

Step 3: On the performance section, go to the Visual Effects tab and click on the Adjust for best performance radio button.

Step 4: Click on Apply button.

Step 5: Press on OK button.

Step 6: Hit on OK button.

All animations and visual effects will be disabled upon completing the above steps.

That is it for this article.

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Also, read How to Disable Visual Effects to Boost Performance of Windows 11?

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