I'm running Windows 10 and I was wondering if anyone knew how to change the task bar so that it hides as quickly as it un-hides. When I hover my mouse to the area to make it pop out to starts and completes really quickly, but when I move my mouse away to let it hide again there is a slight delay and if I overshot and just want to press a button near the edge of the screen it means I have to wait.
I know on my Mac I can adjust a .plist file to adjust various settings. Is there a similar approach for Windows 10.
I tried the solution I read here earlier and it worked but it also disables the dragging effect of windows, so instead of dragging the window you will see a rectangle of the window size. I found this not very likable. And I found a better solution.
go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced (tab) > Performance Settings... > Visual Effects (tab)
Uncheck Fade or slide menus into view
This will also auto-hide the taskbar and not introduce the dragging rectangle.
Disable "delayed activation" in the settings, like this:
Disabling animations doesn't remove all delay. The taskbar shows up more or less instantly but stays up for like half a second when you move your cursor out.
There might be a way of changing this through the registry, but I couldn't find one.
Amazingly, this little free software from last century still works in Windows 10.
(Not sure if this is a good or a bad sign for Windows Explorer…)