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Windows 7: Comment for program do not display on mouse over in the Start Menu

13 Jul 2014   #1
ManOnTheMoon

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Comment for program do not display on mouse over in the Start Menu

Good Afternoon,

The Windows 7 documents says Windows 7 does this:
"If you're ever unsure what a program does, move the pointer over its icon or name. A box appears that often contains a description of the program. For example, pointing to Calculator displays this message: "Performs basic arithmetic tasks with an on-screen calculator." This trick works for items in the right pane of the Start menu, too."


This does not work on my computer. Does anyone have any idea why this does not work on my computer? Does this work on anyone's computer?

Kind Regards,
Peter


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13 Jul 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that you have pop-up descriptions enabled.

Pop-up Descriptions - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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13 Jul 2014   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforums,

Check in the Folder Options - Open if pop-up description is enable (checked box).

And if in the System Properties Visual Effects Settings - Changeif Balloon Tips is checked.
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13 Jul 2014   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that you have pop-up descriptions enabled.

Pop-up Descriptions - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
We triggered at the same time!!
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13 Jul 2014   #5
ManOnTheMoon

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks so much for your replies.

This is a great help!

1)Double check to make sure that you have pop-up descriptions enabled

I checked this in my folder options and it is enabled.

2) And if in the System Properties Visual Effects Settings - Changeif Balloon Tips is checked.

Balloon Tips is not listed in the Visual Effects Settings... could it be somewhere else?

The comment still does not show up on Start Menu mouse over...

Thanks again!
Peter
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13 Jul 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, double check to see if doing step 2 in OPTION ONE below may help if the pop-up delay timing got changed somehow.

Mouse Hover Time - Change
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13 Jul 2014   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManOnTheMoon View Post
Thanks so much for your replies.

This is a great help!

1)Double check to make sure that you have pop-up descriptions enabled

I checked this in my folder options and it is enabled.

2) And if in the System Properties Visual Effects Settings - Changeif Balloon Tips is checked.

Balloon Tips is not listed in the Visual Effects Settings... could it be somewhere else?

The comment still does not show up on Start Menu mouse over...

Thanks again!
Peter
Could be named ToolTips...sorry have another language version of Windows 7.
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13 Jul 2014   #8
ManOnTheMoon

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

-Brink suggested:
-In that case, double check to see if doing step 2 in OPTION ONE below may help if the pop-up delay
-timing got changed somehow.
-Mouse Hover Time - Change

This didn't work.


-NoN replied:
-Could be named ToolTips...sorry have another language version of Windows 7.

That is checking in my preferences.


Here's a bit more information: When I hover over the 'Start' button, the word 'Start' shows up in a little bubble. However, when I open the Start Menu and hover over any of the items, the little bubbles as described in the documentation don't show up.

Thanks again for all your help!
Peter
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13 Jul 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Peter,

If this just started to happen recently, then you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to hopefully undo and fix it.
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13 Jul 2014   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Something to check

Try this:

Start > Run then type

regedit

Press Enter

Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

If you see NoSMBallonTip in the right pane with a value set to 1 - double click and change it to 0

Reboot and test. If no change undo the above!
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