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Solved: see file description when cursor hovers over icon

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vaxit, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. vaxit

    vaxit Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if there is a way to create a file description that appears when the cursor hovers over an icon. Sometimes I forget why I saved file and need a prod. I thought there was a way in XP to do this. Thanks in advance for your consideration! Have a great day!
     
  2. throoper

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    Hi vaxit and welcome to TSG.

    Do you mean you do not get a tooltip when hovering?
    If so, go into Folder Options>View tab and check "Show pop up description for folder and desktop items" and OK.
     
  3. vaxit

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    Thank you for your input. I was wondering if there was a way I could create the text that is in the box.

     
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    Got it. You already have the tooltip showing.
    Right click the file>Properties>Summary tab.
    You can add comments that will display in the tooltip.
     
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    Thank you very much! Have a great day!
     
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