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Windows 7: Anyway to disable mouse-over text boxes in Firefox?


13 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Anyway to disable mouse-over text boxes in Firefox?

I'm not sure if this is a Windows or a Firefox thing, but I would like to disable these mouse-over text boxes that appear in Firefox. I have looked all over and can't figure out how to turn them off. Any help would be appreciated.



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13 Mar 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

the mouseover effect is hard coded in the HTML ... you can't disable it as far as i know..
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13 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The best you can do is press shift or ctrl as you hover over them. That will kill the pop up box.
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13 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
the mouseover effect is hard coded in the HTML ... you can't disable it as far as i know..
+1. It's quite handy imo.
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15 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
The best you can do is press shift or ctrl as you hover over them. That will kill the pop up box.
Thanks Kegobeer, that's a cool little trick that seems to do the job. I still wish there was a way to just turn it off completely.
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15 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You have to disable javascript, I'm afraid. I can't stand those stupid pop-ups, and I wish there was something else I could do.
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16 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's alright, both ctrl and shift work fine. Thanks for the tip.
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16 Mar 2010   #8

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Yes, does not bother me as such, in fact I quite like the 'preview' given but thanks for the useful tip keg.
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16 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You have to disable javascript, I'm afraid. I can't stand those stupid pop-ups, and I wish there was something else I could do.
that has nothing to do with javascript kegobeer. its the title attribute for a link and disabling javascript won't disable it
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24 Mar 2010   #10

Win 7, Win XP
 
 
Switch off hover.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slimer View Post
I'm not sure if this is a Windows or a Firefox thing, but I would like to disable these mouse-over text boxes that appear in Firefox. I have looked all over and can't figure out how to turn them off. Any help would be appreciated.
Browser.chrome.toolbar tips - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

When you hover your mouse cursor over various UI elements, a tooltip will often be displayed with descriptive text.
This preference determines whether or not Mozilla will display tooltips.
Possible values and their effects
True
Show tooltips for toolbar buttons, bookmarks, web content, and other items. (Default)

False
Hide all tooltips.

Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey
The checkbox “Show Tooltips” under “Edit → Preferences → Appearance” toggles this preference between true and false.

Mozilla Suite (all versions since 0.6)
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SeaMonkey (all versions)
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