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    Tooltips in WinXP

    Okay, this is seriously the dumbest question ever... but these ToolTips or
    whatever are bugging the hell out of me, and I don't know how to disable
    them. Every time my mouse is over pretty much ANYTHING in WinXP for more
    than a second, I get some retarded ToolTip... how do I disable this?

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    I got this from the PimpRig forums

    Posted by: TekXoID

    To disable ToolTips in Windows XP:

    1) Open the Registry Editor
    2) Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop.
    3) Double-click UserPreferencemask and change its value to 3E 00 00 00.
    4) Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows.
    Hope this helps ya.

    Corn

    <edit>I just found this at ActiveWindows:
    To enable it again, change the value back to BE 00 00 00
    </edit>

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    negative... that did not work. Also, it's the tooltips that come up when i hover over files/folders, my taskbar, and my system tray.

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    Try Microsoft TweakUI (available as a PowerToy from Microsoft's Windows XP site). With that program, you can disable tooltips. You can also modify many other features, most of which normally require registry tweaks.

    In case you're lazy, here's the site you can download it from:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

    AJ

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    yea... still nothing, I can't disable them... I can just disable the shitty "cool" effects when they pop-up

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    Question: What exactly are you getting the tooltip over? Any filename which does not fit in the specified area will automatically appear as a tooltip. If you are getting comments, such as when placing your cursor over an icon in your Quick Launch bar, simply right click the icon, go to properties, and remove the comment. If you can't disable them, they are most likely not considered true "tooltips".

    AJ

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    well they may not be "tooltips," but I don't know what else to call em.

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    Are they balloons? In TweakUI, you can disable Balloon Tips (it's listed under Taskbar and Start Menu. Just unselect "Enable balloon tips"

    AJ

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    nah, not baloon tips... but I figured it out, was just messing in RegEdit and musta hit the jackpot

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    Do you know what you changed?

    If you do, could you post the reg val changes...

    Thanks

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