Solved: Disable mouse hover over folder properties popup

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squeezin

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hi, stupid question....but this has been driveing me nuts.

Im looking to disable the feature in XP that pulls up general folder properties when the mouse hovers over a folder. Or atleast delay it.

In case u dont follow my issue, when i hover over some of my larger folders....1 gig and up...the HDD goes nuts because XP is calculating the general properties and contents.
It will then give the general properties popup with:
Size:
Folders:
Files:


Any and all help is appreciated.

P.S. i looked thru xp powertoys and couldnt find a specific setting....:mad:
 

squeezin

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yep...thats the bugger !!!!

Thanks. (y)

any chance u would know how to make a vb script for that?
 
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This Will Work

'xp_Tool_Tips.vbs - Disables The Tool Tips

Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next

'Declare variables
Dim WSHShell, p1

'Set the Windows Script Host Shell and assign values to variables
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

p1 = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ShowInfoTip"

WSHShell.RegWrite p1, 0, "REG_DWORD"


MsgBox "Your Registry has been updated. Log off and" & vbCR & "Log on for the change to take effect.",4096,"Finished"
 
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