How can I disable the boxes that appear when cursor is moved over an icon in Windows XP?

Peter Baker December 24, 2010

How do I get rid of the boxes that appear when I place the cursor over an icon in Windows XP Home and Internet Explorer 7?

  1. Bruce Epper
    July 2, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Go to Control Panel -> Folder Options.  Select the View tab.  Scroll to the bottom of the list and uncheck the box for "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items".  That will get rid of the tooltips for Windows Explorer and the desktop.  I'm still checking out what we can do for IE7.

  2. Tina
    December 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm


    I'm not sure which boxes you are referring to. Do you mean the tooltips that describe what the respective button does? If that's not it, could you please try to provide a better description? Thank you!