Hi Jamal,In ArcMap go to Customize Menu > Customize Mode > Options tab. Uncheck the boxes that are related to "tooltips". Best,Eric
Hi Jamal,It's all or nothing in this case. This was introduced in 10.0 when we replaced the existing context help. Remember the little black arrow with a question mark icon? This behavior basically replaces having to click on that old icon and get context help. In many cases the 'tip' that appears will also say, Press F1 for more help, which will launch the desktop help system for that topic. By and large, this new behavior has been well recieved. You can always post something on the ideas website to try and gain support, but this was a very intentional change that required a lot of work.Best,Eric
ScreenTips ("super tooltips") were added to ArcGIS 10.1 to be a consistent, quick, and obvious way to get help. Eric's right on all this. They replace the cumbersome What's This button, have longer, more detailed text than the status bar message that previously showed in the bottom left corner, and provide access into the help system. As mentioned, ArcGIS 10.1 does not have an option to show only the button name (although Microsoft Office does let you choose to display tips that way).That said, ScreenTips are the first source of user help, so they need to be useful. We are interested in seeing how they could be improved.Here are some questions to get you thinking:Do you feel like they just get in your way, particularly when you already know a button does?Do they appear and disappear too quickly? Too slowly? Why do you want to turn off tips?If you turn them turned off, how do you know what a button does?If you have ever used ArcGIS on a touch device (which has no hover capability, although press and hold somewhat works to display the tip), how did you find out what a button does?Do you ever use the tip's "Press F1" link to open the help system? What can we do to improve the tip content? etc.So, for anyone out there, please let us know specifics on how you use these tips (or why you don't). You can post, contact Support, or add your thoughts to the ArcGIS Ideas site.
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