how to disable yellow tooltips in 10.6 ?

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

  1. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    Oct 19, 2008
    #1
    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

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    Mar 29, 2009
    #2
    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

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    Jul 11, 2006
    #3
    You can enter the following in Terminal:

    Code:
    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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