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Windows 7: Getting rid of mouseover titles?

14 Dec 2011   #1
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 
Getting rid of Tooltips?

Okay, so this is starting to drive me up the wall. I dont know what changed or how to make it stop, so I need help.. ASAP.

You know how when you put your mouse over an item it eventually pops up with a little box that tells you what it is? Like you put your mouse over the back button and it eventually tells you "Back".

Well, mine doesnt wait. It pops up right away most of the time, especially in my favorites and on items on my taskbar. I dont need to know any of that and its driving me batty. I dont know the actual name of that little popup to google a solution - I've been trying for the last hour.

Can someone please help??



ETA: Okay, found out they're called tooltips. I found a self-help thing that shows you how to disable it in the regedit, but it didnt change anything. I'm still getting the tooltips. However, I just logged off and back on (which has worked fine in the past for other regedit changed)... it says to reboot. Do I really need to?


ETA 2: Deleted the value in the regedit entirely. Rebooted. No change. T_T Help...


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14 Dec 2011   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could try increasing the mouse hover time - see if that does what you want

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse
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14 Dec 2011   #3
ACWN

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Thanks.. I dont know that thats going to help me though as it tweeks other things too.
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