Personalization Change Mouse Hover Time in Windows 11

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The mouse hover time is the time in milliseconds that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered over an item before an event happens. For example:
The default mouse hover time is 400 milliseconds, but you can change this time if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse hover time for an auto select or open event for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11.


Here's How:

1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

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3 In the right pane of the Mouse key, double click/tap on the MouseHoverTime string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4 Type in how many milliseconds you want for the mouse hover time, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default mouse hover time is 400 milliseconds.

1000 milliseconds equals 1 second.


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5 Close Registry Editor.

6 Either Sign out and Sign in or restart the computer to apply.


That's it,
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I noticed on the taskbar when I hover over an Icon it took too long to show anything so thank you for this, cause that was annoying me..lol
 

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I noticed on the taskbar when I hover over an Icon it took too long to show anything so thank you for this, cause that was annoying me..lol

Glad it could help. :party:
 

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