Customization Change Mouse Hover Time in Windows


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, and Windows 10.

Here's How:

1 Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse


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.


5 Close Registry Editor.

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

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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