Windows 10: Question about hovering text. Solved

  1. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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       09 Jun 2018 #1

    Question about hovering text.


    Is there a way to turn off the hovering text that appears when you leave your mouse cursor inactive over a file or folder? I have provided a screenshot of what I want to turn off if possible. The red arrow points to what I want to turn off.

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    I know this is a helpful feature, but I hate when you want to read something above or below that hovering text and you can't because the text box is not transparent; and even if it were transparent, I still think one would have heck of a time reading through it - so I want to disable it if possible.
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  2.    09 Jun 2018 #2

    The balloon appears only when your mouse is over the file.
    So just move your mouse elsewhere!
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       09 Jun 2018 #3

    margrave55 said: View Post
    The balloon appears only when your mouse is over the file.
    So just move your mouse elsewhere!
    I know that's the easy way right! I was just wondering if there is a registry hack to disable it is all I was asking basically.
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  4.    09 Jun 2018 #4

    EyeInTheSky said: View Post
    I know that's the easy way right! I was just wondering if there is a registry hack to disable it is all I was asking basically.
    You could try raising the value of MouseHoverTime at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse to a value so high it seems to disable it...

    the default value is 400
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       09 Jun 2018 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    You could try raising the value of MouseHoverTime at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse to a value so high it seems to disable it...

    the default value is 400
    Interesting. Have you tried it yourself to see if it works?
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  6.    09 Jun 2018 #6

    EyeInTheSky said: View Post
    Interesting. Have you tried it yourself to see if it works?
    Actually, try disabling pop-up descriptions in File Explorer Options first...

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       09 Jun 2018 #7

    Edwin said: View Post
    Actually, try disabling pop-up descriptions in File Explorer Options first...
    Thank you Edwin! The second option worked! I was messing with the hover time values with little to no change - so I tried your second suggestion and it worked flawlessly.

    Thank you for finding the easier way to do it!
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  8.    09 Jun 2018 #8

    [QUOTE=EyeInTheSky;1389379]
    Edwin said: View Post
    Actually, try disabling pop-up descriptions in File Explorer Options first...

    Thank you Edwin! The second option worked! I was messing with the hover time values with little to no change - so I tried your second suggestion and it worked flawlessly.

    Thank you for finding the easier way to do it!
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       09 Jun 2018 #9

    [QUOTE=Edwin;1389380]
    EyeInTheSky said: View Post

    Something was going on with the quote feature, I had to fix my post #7 to reflect what you said/typed accurately.

    Thank you again!
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       09 Jun 2018 #10

    Edwin said: View Post

    Had to fix it again because post #9 looks like I gave myself a thumbs up when indeed I was quoting you.
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