Control Desktop and Explorer Info Descriptions

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If you want to turn off the descriptions that poppup when you place the cursor above desktop icons or Explorer objects, you can use the following registy hack:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Name: ShowInfoTip
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 disable Value: 1 display info tip

This tip is a Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP tip.

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