How to turn off the window help thingy?

Hodorious shared this question 6 years ago
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Whenever I hover my mouse over a tool or an icon, the toolbar help window (or whatever it's called) appears. The problem with this is that sometimes it obscures the other icons so that I cannot click them. This is very frustrating.

There's an option to uncheck "Show Toolbar Help" in Options/Advanced/Preferences - Layout/Toolbar, but this turns off the help in the right side of the toolbar. I'm not talking about this.

So, is there a way to turn this thing off by default?

Comments (3)


Menu, Options-Advanced, Preferences-Advanced, Tooltip-Timeout = 1

Unfortunately zero is not available


Although somewhat useful, it does not solve the issue. Isn't there some data file where this can be modified?


"Isn't there some data file ....":

yes exist in "C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\GeoGebra 5.0\prefs" filename: prefs.xml

  1. </perspective>
  2. </perspectives>
  3. .....
  4. <tooltipSettings timeout="0"></tooltipSettings>

it seems: all what is less than 1 means OFF (sad!!)

GGB set for OFF the value -1

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