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removing tooltips


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I would like to remove some tooltips:

I would like to remove tooltips that don't give extra info.

-the tooltip in the taskbar for minimized pages.
-the tooltip for window options, such as 'maximize' and 'close'

this is for windows explorer and internet explorer.
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hi, okeee i hope this is what you are looking for, click on start,
then control panel, then folder options, then view,
then untick (show pop-up description for folder and desktop items)
then hit apply then ok. that should do it.
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yes, I already did that, but that is for items on the desktop only. So the other tooltips are not removed.
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ok, take a look at this site, kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
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I could only find one that disables these,

These reg files allow you to disable only the Balloon Tips or Disable All. Disable All includes: Balloon Tips, Folder Contents Info Tips, Explorer Pop-Ups and Show Info Tips.

What are all those tooltips? Won't they disable more than I would like?
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Check out Microsoft's Database on How to Disable ToolTips for Minimize, Maximize, and Close.

Ron
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I also would like to remove tooltip in the taskbar for minimized pages. I don't know how to describe it well, but when a site is minimized on taskbar, a tooltip shows with info about the site.
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You might be interested in using Microsoft's Power Toys like TweakUI. Please be aware of the "Note" on this page. You might find what you are looking for, but I suggest getting some additional advice from an experience Power Toy user as you can severly screw up your PC. I would definitely make sure all my important files are backed up on external medium, that a good Restore Point is made before even installing Power Toys (good thing to do prior to any new install) and definitely making a backup copy of the Registry.

Ron

EDIT: I should have mentioned that there are some tweaks in this forum where you may find what you want:

Easy XP Tweaks Second Edition

Edited by Major Payne, 28 June 2006 - 03:24 PM.

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Is it possible to disable desktop tooltips only, so without disabling window folder tooltips?
disable balloon tooltips, does that mean all tooltips will be disabled, win explorer as well as internet explorer?
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