Windows 10: No tooltips appear

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  1.    23 Sep 2015 #1

    No tooltips appear


    Looks like I spoke too soon - it's gone again. Seems to come and go randomly, sometimes works again after reboot and sometimes not.
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       23 Sep 2015 #2

    What exact issue are you having in case something else may be involved?

    For now, you might also see if this below may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    23 Sep 2015 #3

    Already tried the reset, worked for a short time, then stopped working. No tooltips appear when hover mouse pointer over icons on right side of system tray (battery, wifi, volume control)
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       23 Sep 2015 #4

    I'm not sure that will be related to what the tutorial is for.

    As a test, see if restarting explorer when they stop working helps.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    23 Sep 2015 #5

    Restarted Windows Explorer, tooltips working again - except that the wifi tooltip just shows "internet access" - does not specify the network as it did previously.
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       23 Sep 2015 #6

    I'm afraid that I'm not sure what else to suggest for that.
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  7.    23 Sep 2015 #7

    It's now identifying the network again. That's what I mean about Win 10 - it's just flaky, never know what's gonna go wrong next.
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  8.    24 Sep 2015 #8

    Update: After a restart the tooltips are no longer working.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2015 #9

    I'm not sure what may be causing it, but since restarting explorer helps, the tutorial below will make it easy to restart explorer as needed for now until a solution can be found.

    Restart Explorer Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
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  10.    28 Sep 2015 #10

    Thanks Brink. It's continuing to occur. Sometimes it will start working again after a reboot, then stop working for no apparent reason. Very frustrating...
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