Disable popup description for folders and desktop items in Windows 10/8.1

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If you move the mouse pointer over a folder or desktop item, a description or tooltip appears. This pop-up window displays details such as the total size, free space, creation date, size, folders and files it contains, etc. If desired, you can disable pop-up description for folders and desktop items in Windows 10/8/7.

Folder and desktop item description

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If you want to disable folder and desktop item description, open Folder options. Under Windows 8, you can enter folder options in the search on the Home screen and select the result. Click the View tab and deselect Show description of folders and desktop items .

Click Apply and Exit. To reactivate it, simply check the box.

This setting changes the value of the following registry key :


Note that this setting only affects the popup description for folders and desktop items, not the popup descriptions you see on the taskbar, start menu, or notification area.

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