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Old August 12th 20, 12:54 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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SC Tom wrote:

I'm assuming you mean the box that pops up after you hover your cursor
over the item in the task bar, and not the info one that pops up for a
second or two. If it's the 2-second-box, I got nothing :-)


I believe those are called balloon tips (or by users just tooltips) try

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre nt
Version\Explorer\Advanced]
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000



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Old August 12th 20, 05:14 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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In alt.comp.os.windows-10, on Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:00:20 -0400, "SC Tom"
wrote:



"micky" wrote in message
news
A win7 question but I included win10 in case it happens there too and
because I think a lot of win7 experts now only read win10.

If I pass the cursor over a Firefox or Edge section of my task bar, a
box an inch high with a list of all the Firefox or Edge windows pops up
and stays sometimes for a long while. Other programs like Solitaire,
Eudora, Forte Agent don't do this, though they may pop up an unobtrusive
non-annoying tool tip.

Is there a way to get rid of these browser boxes?


As Andy Burns posted, you can't get rid of them,


We mmusst be talking about different kinds of popups, because I did,
with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, but I on the main, now not usable computer, I
had a popup I got rid of by extending the time. I have to get a new
computer and I had been searching for this very answer, so your reply
below is very very welcome.

but you can delay the time
it takes to pop up. Using this reg file, you can delay it to 100 seconds:
======
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ExtendedUIHoverTime"=dword:000186a0
======

Copy everything between the equal signs, save as a .reg file
(ThumbnailDelay.reg, or whatever), right-click on it and select "Merge".

I'm assuming you mean the box that pops up after you hover your cursor over
the item in the task bar, and not the info one that pops up for a second or
two. If it's the 2-second-box, I got nothing :-)


I'm sure I said tha the little tooltiip was not annoying. Does't cover
any real part of the screen (only a tiny bit of the taskbar) and
doesn't show up much anyhow.
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Old August 12th 20, 07:27 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:00:20 -0400, "SC Tom" wrote:



"micky" wrote in message
news
A win7 question but I included win10 in case it happens there too and
because I think a lot of win7 experts now only read win10.

If I pass the cursor over a Firefox or Edge section of my task bar, a
box an inch high with a list of all the Firefox or Edge windows pops up
and stays sometimes for a long while. Other programs like Solitaire,
Eudora, Forte Agent don't do this, though they may pop up an unobtrusive
non-annoying tool tip.

Is there a way to get rid of these browser boxes?


As Andy Burns posted, you can't get rid of them, but you can delay the time
it takes to pop up.


If the discussion still refers to "taskbar thumbnails", the setting in
Winaero Tweaker says "Disable thumbnails completely". I've enabled that
setting and the thumbnails are gone.

I haven't checked the Registry setting, but I wonder if they simply set the
timeout to some very large number of hours.

I took a look and it's currently set to hex 1d650 (dec 120400).



Using this reg file, you can delay it to 100 seconds:
======
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ExtendedUIHoverTime"=dword:000186a0
======

Copy everything between the equal signs, save as a .reg file
(ThumbnailDelay.reg, or whatever), right-click on it and select "Merge".

I'm assuming you mean the box that pops up after you hover your cursor over
the item in the task bar, and not the info one that pops up for a second or
two. If it's the 2-second-box, I got nothing :-)


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Old August 14th 20, 03:58 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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"Andy Burns" wrote in message
...
SC Tom wrote:

I'm assuming you mean the box that pops up after you hover your cursor
over the item in the task bar, and not the info one that pops up for a
second or two. If it's the 2-second-box, I got nothing :-)


I believe those are called balloon tips (or by users just tooltips) try

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre nt
Version\Explorer\Advanced]
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000


That didn't work for me. I tried a new dword, and a new qword (I have 64 bit
Win10 Pro). They really don't bother me; just thought I'd try your
suggestion.
--

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Old August 14th 20, 07:13 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Is there a way to get rid of these browser boxes?

SC Tom wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:

I believe those are called balloon tips (or by users just tooltips) try

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre nt
Version\Explorer\Advanced]
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000


That didn't work for me.


I think it was a winXP setting, looks like it was killed-off somewhere
along the road to Win10 ...

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Old August 14th 20, 11:27 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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"Andy Burns" wrote in message
...
SC Tom wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:
I believe those are called balloon tips (or by users just tooltips) try

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre nt
Version\Explorer\Advanced]
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000


That didn't work for me.


I think it was a winXP setting, looks like it was killed-off somewhere
along the road to Win10 ...


Figures, right?


  #22  
Old August 14th 20, 11:46 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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SC Tom wrote:

"Andy Burns" wrote:

I think it was a winXP setting, looks like it was killed-off somewhere
along the road to Win10 ...


Figures, right?


Well, some Win2.x settings which used to be in .ini files before the
registry existed, still have effect, even if there's no UI to alter them
(e.g. window border thicknesses)
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Old August 15th 20, 12:10 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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"Andy Burns" wrote in message
...
SC Tom wrote:

"Andy Burns" wrote:
I think it was a winXP setting, looks like it was killed-off somewhere
along the road to Win10 ...


Figures, right?


Well, some Win2.x settings which used to be in .ini files before the
registry existed, still have effect, even if there's no UI to alter them
(e.g. window border thicknesses)


True enough. I have a folder full of .reg files that I've gathered over the
years that do/undo certain things that were more readily available in
earlier Win versions.

I also have a large text file with tips and fixes for things that happen
seldom enough that they have not retained a spot in my old memory ;-)
I need to go through and weed out the older stuff (like Win3.0 tips) from
the file, but since I retired, I don't have the time, LOL!


  #24  
Old August 15th 20, 04:43 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On 8/15/2020 4:10 AM, SC Tom wrote:


"Andy Burns" wrote in message
...
SC Tom wrote:

"Andy Burns" wrote:
I think it was a winXP setting, looks like it was killed-off somewhere
along the road to Win10 ...

Figures, right?


Well, some Win2.x settings which used to be in .ini files before the
registry existed, still have effect, even if there's no UI to alter them
(e.g. window border thicknesses)


True enough. I have a folder full of .reg files that I've gathered over the
years that do/undo certain things that were more readily available in
earlier Win versions.



A lot of these may be available in Winaero Tweaker.


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Old August 16th 20, 06:45 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Ken Blake wrote:

A lot of these may be available in Winaero Tweaker.


Be careful with tweakers, like this. They make you think you changed a
setting in the registry, but it may not work. I forget what the setting
was for, but it was for a policy. All policies are registry entries, so
you can use the policy editor (gpedit.msc) or edit the registry. The
problem is that some policies are not honored on Home editions of
Windows, only in Pro and Enterprise editions. You can use the tweaker
to change a policy setting, but it may not be used in the Home edition.
A tweaker would have to check for which edition of Windows on which it
was used. Haven't seen one that does that.

I haven't encountered the tweaker-makes-change-not-effective-on-Home
problem with WinAero Tweaker, but then I have not used it to change
every setting it encompasses, plus there are many I would NOT use. I
came across the policy-not-honored-on-Home problem with O&O's Shutup10.
Even for something like disabling telemetry in Windows, registry
settings may get ignored; however, you won't know unless you were deeply
involved in network traffic monitoring and recording before and after
the telemetry registry change.
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Old August 16th 20, 03:47 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On 8/15/2020 10:45 PM, VanguardLH wrote:

Ken Blake wrote:

A lot of these may be available in Winaero Tweaker.


Be careful with tweakers, like this. They make you think you changed a
setting in the registry, but it may not work. I forget what the setting
was for, but it was for a policy. All policies are registry entries, so
you can use the policy editor (gpedit.msc) or edit the registry. The
problem is that some policies are not honored on Home editions of
Windows, only in Pro and Enterprise editions. You can use the tweaker
to change a policy setting, but it may not be used in the Home edition.
A tweaker would have to check for which edition of Windows on which it
was used. Haven't seen one that does that.

I haven't encountered the tweaker-makes-change-not-effective-on-Home
problem with WinAero Tweaker, but then I have not used it to change
every setting it encompasses,



I haven't used it to change every setting either, but on those I have
used, it's worked fine.


plus there are many I would NOT use. I
came across the policy-not-honored-on-Home problem with O&O's Shutup10.
Even for something like disabling telemetry in Windows, registry
settings may get ignored; however, you won't know unless you were deeply
involved in network traffic monitoring and recording before and after
the telemetry registry change.



--
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Old August 16th 20, 08:57 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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these show you which windows are open in an areo peak mode in those
particular programs, so you do not have to go behind the window your
using of, to get back to the other window you want and put it on top. so
yes, they are very useful especially if you have it in combine mode.

I suppose you do not multi task in several programs using all the
programs features at once. When you do, you will want to change it back






On 8/11/2020 1:16 AM, micky scribbled:
A win7 question but I included win10 in case it happens there too and
because I think a lot of win7 experts now only read win10.

If I pass the cursor over a Firefox or Edge section of my task bar, a
box an inch high with a list of all the Firefox or Edge windows pops up
and stays sometimes for a long while. Other programs like Solitaire,
Eudora, Forte Agent don't do this, though they may pop up an unobtrusive
non-annoying tool tip.

Is there a way to get rid of these browser boxes?

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Old August 25th 20, 04:45 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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In alt.comp.os.windows-10, on Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:57:54 -0700, tesla
sTinker wrote:

these show you which windows are open in an areo peak mode in those
particular programs, so you do not have to go behind the window your
using of, to get back to the other window you want and put it on top. so
yes, they are very useful especially if you have it in combine mode.

I suppose you do not multi task in several programs using all the
programs features at once.


I think I do.

When you do, you will want to change it back


All these boxes showed was a list of windows, with each entry in the
list being the same text that shows in the task bar, such as

Listen | Car Talk
https://worldnews.
New Panel.
MSN | Outlook

And every little box showed the very same list.



On 8/11/2020 1:16 AM, micky scribbled:
A win7 question but I included win10 in case it happens there too and
because I think a lot of win7 experts now only read win10.

If I pass the cursor over a Firefox or Edge section of my task bar, a
box an inch high with a list of all the Firefox or Edge windows pops up
and stays sometimes for a long while. Other programs like Solitaire,
Eudora, Forte Agent don't do this, though they may pop up an unobtrusive
non-annoying tool tip.

Is there a way to get rid of these browser boxes?


 




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