Added: 6 March, 2008
Group: Windows
How to disable file information pop-ups in Windows
Author: Alex
page: 1

How to disable file information pop-ups in Windows

Windows has default option to display information about files when you place the cursor above them. Sometimes it can be annoying so you can turn it off with this trick.


All managing will use Windows registry editor, a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows.

To access it you must have Administrator privileges on your system.

Following procedure will disable popup information messages about files:

1. Go to Start - Run
2. Enter regedit and OK
3. In Windows Registry editor navigate to
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Explorer\Advanced]
4. Search for "ShowInfoTip" data key
5. Set its value to 0


Setting the "ShowInfoTip" data key to zero will do the trick and disable all descriptions popups.

However, if you want to enable it again, simply repeat the procedure change the value back to 1.

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