i do not have much experience with win 2k but im almost certain that the reg entry is the same for this as per win xp.
navigate to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\ Desktop' and click the desktop folder. 'MenuShowDelay' will be listed in the right hand side pane. double click it and enter a value of less than 400 in the 'value data' box and click ok.
if 'MenuShowDelay' is not listed in the right pane then just add it manually.
in any blank area of the right hand side pane, right click and choose 'new/string value' enter 'MenuShowDelay' as a name in the box that says 'New Value #1' the click this and add the value.
Thanks for response huggy71. I have tried and tried your format but can only get as far as clicking on Desktop. After that the Menu Show Display isn't listed as you suggest but I will go onto the second part of your instructions and will let you know how I get on. Thanks again huggy71 Tony
Hi huggy71. I'm back covered in embarrassment! I couldn't see the wood for the trees. I gave your idea one last chance and MenuShowDelay was there all the time but I kept missing it!!!! It had a value of 165 and I did as you and changed it to 0 and so far so good. Have a good night. You've done your good deed for the day Thanks again