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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Enable or Disable Windows 7 Pop-up Descriptions




How to Enable or Disable Windows 7 Pop-up Descriptions

Information
This will show you how to enable or disable Windows 7 pop-up descriptions that display file information when you hover your mouse pointer over files, folders, or drives, on the desktop and in Windows Explorer. By default, a pop-up description is enabled in Windows 7.





Note
This does not affect pop-up descriptions for items on the taskbar like the Start Menu button and notification area icons, or the pop up when you are scrolling using the vertical scroll bar in Windows Explorer.

EXAMPLE:
Pop-up Descriptions




OPTION ONE

Through Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.

2. Click on the View tab. (See screenshot below)



3. To Disable Pop-up Descriptions

A) Uncheck Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items, and then click on OK. (See screenshot above)

4. To Enable Pop-up Descriptions

A) Check the Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items, and then click on OK. (See screenshot below step 2)

OPTION TWO

Through the Registry

1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search line and press enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

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



4. In the right pane, right click on ShowInfoTip and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)

5. To Enable Pop-up Descriptions

A) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)



B) Go to step 7.

6. To Disable Pop-up Descriptions

A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK. (See screenshot above)

7. Close regedit.


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