Is there a way to eliminate / delay this hovering text in the taskbar?


  1. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
       #1

    Is there a way to eliminate / delay this hovering text in the taskbar?


    This hovering text is very annoying:

    Is there a way to eliminate / delay this hovering text in the taskbar?-annoying-hovering-text.jpg

    I understand the hovering text describes what your mouse pointer is actually hovering over; but if the pointer is locked into the hovering text field by the slightest accidental movement of the mouse, the actual click you make doesn't trigger the icons action, it triggers the selection within the next available actions of the icon.

    The hovering text wouldn't be a problem if it had a delay of say five seconds; but the hovering text field shows up immediately as soon as the pointer hits the icon, making it near impossible to accurately use a right mouse click action to use the next available fields of actions produced by a right click.

    I have come across this:

    Go to Start > Run (Winkey+R) and type regedit, press enter
    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced
    Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named ExtendedUIHoverTime
    Double-click ExtendedUIHoverTime and select Decimal
    Enter a value in milliseconds (1 s = 1000 ms) that will “delay” the popup
    Restart computer

    However, it doesn't work because the article was from 2014.

    Any other ideas I can try?
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  2. Posts : 35,442
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hide the safely remove icon - don't show it on the taskbar.

    Is there a way to eliminate / delay this hovering text in the taskbar?-untitled.png

    Is there a way to eliminate / delay this hovering text in the taskbar?-1.jpg

    Rt click the icon to get more options.. quite stable, no time issues.
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  3. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hide the safely remove icon - don't show it on the taskbar.
    Thank you for your reply.

    I should have been more specific - I don't want to see the hovering text for any of the taskbar icons in the lower right taskbar area. The text pops up and gets in the way on all the icons, not just the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon.
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  4. Posts : 35,442
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Thank you for your reply.

    Then don't display all the icons whose text annoys you as far as you can. Settings.
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  5. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    Thank you for your reply.

    Then don't display all the icons whose text annoys you as far as you can. Settings.
    There use to be a AutoHotKey code that would hide the hovering text so that you could display all your icons and not be annoyed by the hovering text field. That was the good ole days of Windows 7 though.
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  6. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home
       #6

    You could try those, but they do not seem to do anything on mine.
    Code:
    rem Determines in milliseconds the interval from the time the cursor is pointed at a menu until the menu items are displayed
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "MenuShowDelay" /t REG_SZ /d "5000" /f
    
    rem Mouse Hover Time in milliseconds before Pop-up Display
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse" /v "MouseHoverTime" /t REG_SZ /d "5000" /f
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  7. Posts : 772
    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1766)
    Thread Starter
       #7

    TairikuOkami said:
    You could try those, but they do not seem to do anything on mine.
    Code:
    rem Determines in milliseconds the interval from the time the cursor is pointed at a menu until the menu items are displayed
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "MenuShowDelay" /t REG_SZ /d "5000" /f
    
    rem Mouse Hover Time in milliseconds before Pop-up Display
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Mouse" /v "MouseHoverTime" /t REG_SZ /d "5000" /f
    I tried them both with no luck either. Thanks for reminding me of them though.
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