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Windows 7: Scrolling/Mouse issue

12 Apr 2010   #1
GreenGiraffe

Windows 7
 
 
Scrolling/Mouse issue

Hello, I don't know if it is possible to fix this, but I figured I would try since it's driving me insane.

When I am scrolling through a folder with the scroll bar, a line of text pops up telling me what the icon names are, this covers the icons, and gets distracting. I have been googleing the issue for two hours now and cannot find a way to stop this. I have been through all of the mouse settings and nothing works.

Is there a way I can change it to where the text doesn't come up?




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12 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

They're called tool tips... Here's a registry tweak:

warning   Warning
Do not edit the registry unless you've backed it up


Quote:
Open regedit (Start > Search "regedit" > Enter)

Navigate to the following registry entry

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
\Software
\Microsoft
\Windows
\CurrentVersion
\Explorer
\Advanced

Right Column > "ShowInfoTip"

Right click "ShowInfoTip", Modify, Change Value to 0 to disable.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreenGiraffe View Post
Hello, I don't know if it is possible to fix this, but I figured I would try since it's driving me insane.

When I am scrolling through a folder with the scroll bar, a line of text pops up telling me what the icon names are, this covers the icons, and gets distracting. I have been googleing the issue for two hours now and cannot find a way to stop this. I have been through all of the mouse settings and nothing works.

Is there a way I can change it to where the text doesn't come up?
Been all over looking for a user setting to turn that off... there doesn't appear to be one.

However... it doesn't do that when you use the mouse wheel and it doesn't do it if you use the arrows at the top and bottom of the scroll bar... It's only when you drag the scrollbar's rail that it pops up.

You might not be able to fix it... but at least you can avoid it.
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