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Fred Forsythe
10-10-2011, 06:33 AM
Windows 7 home "premium" 64 bit. I have all the WE folders set to "details" (when the bloody OS doesn't change them back to "Large Icons"). Since I use "details", I don't need, and find annoying, that little window which pops up giving the DETAILS when you mouse over a file or folder name. It obscures surrounding folders/files. I looked in folder options, doesn't appear to be a way to turn this off. How can I eliminate these popups?

Paul Komski
10-11-2011, 05:13 AM
These tooltips are nothing to do with the type of view but can be disabled in Explorer via the Registry (http://www.bltt.org/quicktips/totw_disabletooltips.htm). You may need full admin privileges in Win7 or turn off UAC temporarily.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\Advanced

Value of 0 is off and 1 is on.

Fred Forsythe
10-11-2011, 05:16 AM
Thanks Paul. Yeah I know they're not specific to detail view, it just seems odd they have them in that view as well, since that info is available, or can be. I just find they block my ability to see the directory in context.


Fred Forsythe
10-11-2011, 05:25 AM
Boy, am I stupid :rolleyes: I looked in these settings, and completely missed this:


This is for Vista, but it works for 7, too.
Much better ;)


Paul Komski
10-11-2011, 04:23 PM
Nice one and very straightforward.