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10-10-2011, 05:33 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?
10-11-2011, 04:13 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.
Value of 0 is off and 1 is on.
10-11-2011, 04:16 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.
10-11-2011, 04:25 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 ;)
10-11-2011, 03:23 PM
Nice one and very straightforward.
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