Firefox menu delay
June 22, 2006 11:32 AM   Subscribe

FirefoxFilter: Is there any way you can control the speed of the drop-down menus?

I've got a large bookmarks list in Firefox, and a bookmarks toolbar. When I try to choose items off those, Firefox opens and closes the submenus very rapidly. Is there any setting that would let me control the delay times on these menus? Ideally, I'd like it not to open a submenu until I click, and keep it open until I click elsewhere.
posted by bitmage to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't know if Menu Editor will do exactly what you want, but it does help keep your menu's manageable.
posted by nramsey at 12:19 PM on June 22, 2006

Thanks nramsey, but that's not quite it. It's primarily the bookmarks menu that I'm concerned with.
posted by bitmage at 1:25 PM on June 22, 2006

  1. Enter "about:config" in the location bar and press enter.
  2. In the list of config items, right-click and choose "New: Integer."
  3. For the preference name, enter "ui.submenuDelay".
  4. For the value, enter "10000" (that's 10,000 ms, or 10 seconds).
Then the submenus will open only if you click or if you hover for over 10 seconds, and they will stay open at least 10 seconds.
posted by mbrubeck at 1:30 PM on June 22, 2006

Yes! Thank you mbrubeck!
posted by bitmage at 1:57 PM on June 22, 2006

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