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Windows XP Tips, Illustrations and registry edits

Alter the picture Slide show timings in Windows XP

Use any of the following methods to to change Windows Fax and Picture Viewer Slideshow Timing.

Using Tweak UI PowerToy

  • Download and install Tweak UI for your XP SP level
  • Start Tweak UI, and click the (+) sign near Explorer
  • Click the sub-tree named Slide show
  • In the right-pane, alter the timeout value accordingly.

(Note that the the value is in milli-seconds)

Using a direct registry edit

  • Type regedit.exe in Start, Run dialog.  Navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ ShellImageView

  • Create a new REG_DWORD named Timeout  (skip this if the value already exists)
  • Double-click Timeout and select the Decimal base
  • Type the value (milliseconds).

For example 3000 implies 3 seconds timeout, and so forth.

  • Close Registry Editor