Windows 8 comes with awesome features like Start Screen, Windows Store apps etc. and has better or faster performance than previous versions. But, that does not mean that you can't improve the performance of Windows 8 even more. In this article I will show you some tricks that helps improve the performance of Windows 8 and makes it a little faster than before.Here I'll discuss two ways that will improve your Windows 8 experience.MenuShowDelayMenuShowDelay describes the time that will be taken to open a menu item in the computer. It is a property of the Windows Registry. The default value of this property is set to 400. But, you can set it in the Registry Editor easily. The value must be between 0-20. This is the time (in milliseconds) it takes from the moment your cursor is placed over a menu until the relevant menu appears.Step 1Press the Win+R key to open the Run box. Type regedit.exe into the Open box. Click the Ok button.Step 2Go down the following path in the Registry Editor window.HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Control Panel->Desktop.Step 3Select the property called MenuShowDelay and double-click on it to the modify the value.Step 4The default value is set 400. Now, change the Value data to a value between 0-20. Click Ok.MouseHoverTime.It is another property that you will find in the path. This property specifies the time that will be taken by the system to open a pop-up menu when you move the mouse cursor over an item. The default value of this property is set to 400. Give a smaller value to increase the performance of this property.Procedure to be followed.
Step 1Go down the following path in the Registry Editor window.HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Control Panel->Mouse.Step 2Select the MouseHoverTime from the right panel of the window. Right-click on it to modify the value.Step 3The default value is set 400. Now, change the Value data to a value between 0-20. Click Ok.Step 4
Now, you need to restart the computer system to get the effect immediately.ConclusionHope this article will help you to increase the performance of your Windows 8 System.