Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have the Windows 7 taskbar set to autohide.

Is it possible to reduce the delay of the taskbar when i want to see it again? Show it instantly, like when we reduce the time to see the previews there...

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

up vote 7 down vote accepted

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to My Computer;
  2. Right click;
  3. Properties;
  4. System properties;
  5. Advanced;
  6. Performance;
  7. Settings;
  8. Uncheck/check (as applicable) "Fade or slide menus into view";
  9. Hit Apply and OK.
share|improve this answer

As far as I know, the only way to speed up the process is to completely disable the Aero animations.

To do this:

  1. Open your start-menu and type in "System" and select the option under the "Control Panel" section.
  2. Click on "Advanced system settings" in the left-pane.
  3. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
  4. Click on "Settings" in the performance sub-section.
  5. Uncheck "Animations in taskbar and Start Menu" and possibly (not sure if it is necessary) "Animate controls and elements inside windows".

Good luck!

share|improve this answer
    
Just like that akseli. Thank you. –  Filipe Costa Dec 12 '10 at 12:22
    
Certainly not working for me. I don't have to restart or log out or the such, right? Are you sure you don't mean to untick Fade or Slide Menus into View option? –  Ehtesh Choudhury Aug 27 '12 at 12:45
1  
Not working for me either. Fade or slide menus into view does the trick. –  AZ. Jul 25 '13 at 15:43

One way would be to press the Windows key - that'll pop out the taskbar instantly.

There doesn't seem to be any registry hack or setting that can be used to remove the delay, however, using a 3rd party app called Taskbar Activate - you can remove the delay completely from within the settings.

I found a very slight reduction in display time, myself - YMMV. This utility was designed to in fact increase the delay time so the bar wouldn't pop up each time a user brought the mouse close to the edge of the screen. It's freeware "emailware" and there's a portable / no-install version available too.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.