Whenever you hover your mouse pointer over any folder or desktop item a pop-up description box or tooltip appears. This pop-up box shows details like Total size, Free space, Date created, Size, Folders & Files it contains, and so. If you wish, you can disable the pop-up description for folders & desktop items in Windows 11/10/8/7.
Disable Pop-up description for folder & desktop items
If you wish to disable pop-up description for folders & desktop items, open Folder Options. In Windows 10, you can type Folder Options in the Start search and select the result.
Click on the View tab and uncheck Show pop-up description for folders & desktop items.
Click Apply and Exit. To enable it back, simply check the box.
This setting changes the value in the following registry key:
Change the value of the DWORD ShowInfoTip to 0 to disable tooltips.
Read: How to disable the light blue border box when you hover over icon in Windows 11/10.
Do note that this setting will affect only the pop-up description for folder & desktop items and not the pop-up descriptions that you see for items on the Taskbar, Start Menu button, or the Notification area.
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