how to get rid of yellow text box

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Draddy, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Draddy macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    So I find that text box incredibly annoying, always in the way, and never helpful..

    I know in ubuntu you can set a simple command to kill all of them... is there a way to do that in OSX?

    this is the box I'm talking about.
     

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  2. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Would LOVE to know this as well. Or maybe just how to turn it off for firefox.

    I find that those boxes get 'stuck' when you use expose to switch to a different app. And will remain on top of iTunes when im looking for songs and stuff

    VERY annoying
     
  3. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I would like to confirm you are talking about text boxes that show up in Safari when you hover over links, right?

    I use firefox with noscript and if I want to, I can shut all that crap down. There are ad block addons for Safari, but there are much better alternatives available for Firefox. I suggest you try firefox with adblock, noscript and flashblock.
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    To turn off tooltips in Firefox, type "about:config" in URL-bar, search for browser.chrome.toolbar_tips and double click on it. Restart Firefox.
     
  5. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Why thank you, solved that problem for me! :)
     
  6. Draddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome, I guess I'll be switching back to firefox then...

    so no luck for safari?


    thanks!
     
  7. r0k macrumors 68040

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    So it wasn't javascript after all... it was tool tips. Now I've gotta give that fix a try... Thanks!

    And no, there probably isn't any hope for Safari. Like IE, Safari is a browser controlled by an OS company and doesn't get the love and attention the developer community lavishes on Firefox. Go firefox!

    Did it. Restarted firefox. Nice. No more little tooltips getting in my way when I want to click on things. I bet this breaks something else but for now I like it.
     

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