Pop-Up Description

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How to Turn Pop-Up Descriptions On or Off in Vista
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This will show you how to turn pop-up descriptions when you move the mouse pointer over a folder or desktop item on or off. This is turned on by default.
How to Turn Pop-Up Descriptions On or Off in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to turn pop-up descriptions when you move the mouse pointer over a folder or desktop item on or off. This is turned on by default.
Note   Note
This is one of the only ways to see the size of a folder. The other way is to right click on the folder and click Properties.

EXAMPLE: Pop-up Description
Example.jpg




OPTION ONE
Through Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.​
2. Click on the View tab. (See screenshot below step 4)​
3. To Turn Off Pop-up Descriptions
A) Uncheck the Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items box.​
B) Click on OK.​

4. To Turn On Pop-up Descriptions
A) Check the Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items box.​
B) Click on OK.​
options.jpg







OPTION TWO
Using a REG File Download

1. To Enable Pop-Up Descriptions
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Enable_Pop-Ups.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Disable Pop-Up Descriptions
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Disable_Pop-Ups.reg
download


3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​



OPTION THREE
Manually in Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. If prompted, click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5)​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

5. In the right pane, right click on ShowInfoTip and click Modify.​
ShowInfoTip_Reg.jpg

6. To Enable Pop-Up Descriptions
A) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
B) Go to step 8.​

7. To Disable Pop-Up Descriptions
A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK
Modify.jpg


8. Close regedit.​
That's it,
Shawn




 
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Shawn Brink

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