how to disable yellow tooltips in 10.6 ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dave12345, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. dave12345 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    does anyone know how to disable these annoying tips that pop up all over the place in snow leopard ? I've found a few terminal hacks but none of them seem to do the trick.

    thanks for any help...

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  2. aukun macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2009
    Damned Tooltips

    I hate those annoying yellow boxes and I also tryed those Terminal commands which did not work!

    Like you, I wish that someone would explain how to get rid of them!

  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    You can enter the following in Terminal:

    defaults write -g NSInitialToolTipDelay -int 60000
    This delays the appearance of the tooltip box for 60000 milliseconds = 60 seconds.

    The catch is that it doesn't work for all apps. It does for Safari, but not iTunes, for example. Some apps must have the delay "hard-coded" into them.

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