Why do Firefox tooltips disappear quicker when I open Microsoft Word?

neil February 7, 2011
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The tooltips on my Firefox browser work ok until I open Microsoft Word. Once Word is opened, the tooltips disappear very quickly. In MS Word they do not appear at all, despite having the ‘display tooltips’ option ticked. Windows Explorer tooltips are not affected by either condition.

Can anyone suggest a solution to this problem please?

  1. Aibek
    February 20, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Hi Neil

    Were you able to figure the issue with tooltips? Hal4 mentioned a couple of good suggestions, did you try them?


  2. Anonymous
    February 8, 2011 at 9:44 am


    running Office Setup, choosing "Repair," and then rebooting the system.


    Task manager -> right-click explorer.exe -> select "End process" Task manager -> File Menu -> New Task (Run) -> explorer

    Go to Start > All Programs: hover over any program listed, right click and select Sort by Name. Repeat once more. All done

    For firefox you can try this plugin: No Tooltip Timeout 1.1

    February 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

    The tooltips are specific for every application. You have to enable or disable them on the preferences for every application. Try disabling tooltips in Firefox and open Word and see if the same thing happens. To disable tooltips in Firefox, follow the next steps:

    -- open firefox
    -- In address bar type about:config
    -- Find the following entry: browser.chrome.toolbar_tips
    -- Highlight the entry and right click >> click toggle

    Also, you might want to try this fix: