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Windows 7: Balloons popup software wanted

17 Jun 2011   #1

win 7 home premium x64
Balloons popup software wanted


A few years back I used a software that would produce
a balloon popup when the mouse passed on a file or folder in wich you could detail the use or content of any file or folder.

I would like to find this software for I found it very
practicle to help remember what the heck this file or folder is good for.
Anybody knows what software it is and where can i get it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

I wrote one called TipOff

Since it's a shell extension it only works in 32 bit windows. The way around it may be to use a 32 bit File Manager such as Free Commander.

It uses the Windows ToolTip shell extension. For this reason it can't be set to work with every file. It has to be registered per file type. It supports these file types:

.7z .arc, .arj, .cab, .exe, .gif, .gz, .jpg, .lzh,
.msi, .rar, .rpm, .tar, .tgz, .txt, .Z, and .zip

The idea was to add comments to downloads.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Balloons popup software wanted

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