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Windows 7: Change the mouse over information for files

03 Jan 2010   #1
GraemeW

 
 
Change the mouse over information for files

Hello hello

Is there any way to change exactly which metadata fields are to be displayed in the pop up bix which appears when the mouse hovers over a file, a registry hack perhaps?

Thanks!


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21 Aug 2010   #2
mekvin

windows 7
 
 

you need to start regedit and go to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations

and find what file type are you interested in, for example .mp3
and add or change regvalue "InfoTip".

data you can use are explained here:

Windows Properties (Windows)

you can add data for all file types at once not just for certain.

if you need more help let me know.
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28 Aug 2010   #3
GraemeW

 
 

Thanks so much!
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07 Sep 2010   #4
GraemeW

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mekvin View Post
you need to start regedit and go to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations

and find what file type are you interested in, for example .mp3
and add or change regvalue "InfoTip".

data you can use are explained here:

Windows Properties (Windows)

you can add data for all file types at once not just for certain.

if you need more help let me know.

Hi there, I changed the relevant propery in regedit for both wav files and mp3 files, adding System.Document.DateCreated so that the key looks like: prop:System.Document.DateCreated;System.ItemType;System.Size;Sys .. etcetera

but it doesn't seem to work!! Am I doing anything wrong? (I did restart before I tested it..)
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08 Sep 2010   #5
mekvin

windows 7
 
 

OK.

I just tryed to add System.DateCreated to my existing configuration and it worked.
I didn't restart my computer, just pushed F5 in regedit. Just try one change at a time.

this is my InfoTip for mp3:

prop:System.ItemType;System.Size;System.Music.Artist;System.Media.Duration;System.OfflineAvailabilit y;System.DateCreated


maybe it's because you put "System.Document.DateCreated".
i don't know if this is right. I found "System.DateCreated" on this page:
Code:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff518152%28v=VS.85%29.aspx


you can also change bottom panel info with registry hacks.
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09 Sep 2010   #6
GraemeW

 
 

Thanks mekvin, it's really good of you to have helped me out like this.

It didn't work, but I know why. The infotip for audio files has been appended by the words 'DBPowerAmp.' (It's a music codec converter, WAV>MP3 and so on.) It's hijacked it!

The whole pop up is provided by DBPowerAmp, it has information about the codec + compression and the tags. How annoying!

Thanks anyway though.
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06 Oct 2010   #7
mmmelaney

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
 
 

There is a portable version of dbPowerAmp (Google it.) Uninstall dbPowerAmp from your system to restore your Explorer shell settings. Then apply your new tweaks. Now you can use dbPowerAmp portable on demand from a removable or zipped folder. It "should" remove its shell menu tweaks once you hide it away from Windows and restart.

Also, I believe MediaInfo helps with right-click-codec-information, without messing with the tooltips. Maybe that's worth a try to have the best of both worlds.
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13 Nov 2011   #8
AndruA

win 7
 
 

How can I do this? There is no SystemFileAssiciations folder in my registry.

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01 Mar 2016   #9
cousinit99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AndruA View Post
How can I do this? There is no SystemFileAssiciations folder in my registry.


Tested on Windows 10:
  • Open Regedit.exe and browse to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*".
  • Modify the "InfoTip" string by adding or removing one of the "System." properties listed at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=VS.85).aspx.
  • Make sure all entries are semicolon ( ; ) delimited.
  • Close and reopen (or refresh) any Explorer windows of interest.
  • The InfoTip pop-up should now reflect the changes you made. If something isn't as you expect, check your syntax and make sure that all entries in the InfoTip string are separated by a semicolon.

Note: Changes to the "InfoTip" string located in "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*" will change the pop-up for all filetypes. If you want to change only certain filetypes, browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\[desired_file_extension] and modify the InfoTip string located there. If a String value named "InfoTip" doesn't exist, create it and use the same convention and syntax as the "InfoTip" string in "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*". This will affect the InfoTip pop-up for only that file extension.

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