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Windows 7: Tooltip balloons

20 Dec 2009   #1

Windows XP & 7
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OK successfully stopping these popup type tooltips with a script or program in IE or Chrome

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20 Dec 2009   #2


pull your browser window a bit wider - you'll then see blue-ish side pads where you can place the mouse and scroll without tooltips popping up

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20 Dec 2009   #3

Windows XP & 7

I do that now, but it's a pain in the @$$ at times. a script or program to totally stop or block would be much better
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20 Dec 2009   #4


I believe it's an option in the forum software to disable it but I don't think it will happen
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20 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Flatlands,

Yes, these settings are controlled by each individual website. We have them turned on here to make it easy to quickly view a highlight pop-up of the original post in that thread without having to actually open the thread to see what it is about. This saves a lot of time and most likely will not be turned off. Sorry.
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20 Dec 2009   #6

Windows XP & 7

That the most obnoxious part of web design around, usually blocks what you are trying to see and forces a person to surf different or complete stop visiting a site. It is the same as having POPUP ads shoved in your face at every movement of the mouse
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20 Dec 2009   #7

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Sometimes there are things added to a forum such as Seven Forums to help speed up the viewers ability to move from post to post. Either you can learn to use it or just place your pointer to one side until you find a post that you want to read. In a forum of this size all viewers and members must be taken into consideration, and not just one.
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20 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I kinda like em.Then I'm a little off kilter most of the time anyways.
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26 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7

Some time ago I disabled such website nonsense using Firefox+Greasemonkey and a script for offending sites. Can't remember the details sadly, but at least you know it's possible.

Otherwise, if you can track the offending servers to a not too long list then adding something like this to your hosts file may be enough..............

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01 Jan 2010   #10

Windows XP & 7

Found a way, dumped Chrome and use less IE 8 for SeaMonkey 2.0.1. There just untick use tooltips. Opera works also, but with it's page rendering problems i find I can't hardly stand it any longer
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