Increasing Tooltip Hover Time in IE10 RRS feed

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  • Answers posters have a requirement to increase the Tooltip Hover Time in IE so I tried it in IE10 in Desktop mode and found that there is no tooltip at all--so perhaps yet another example of fixing a problem by removing functionality.   However, in IE10 Metro mode I still see a variation of the problem being reported so think it is worthwhile investigating from that point of view at least.

    While starting this post I found this post which suggests to me that there may be a potential solution via XML rather than by conventional registry values but I'm not sure where to start looking for such.



    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:27 PM

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  • Hi, Robert,

    Pls take a look at the following link:


    To my opinion, it isn't enough to Increasing Tooltip Hover Time - because there is no reason for not letting the Tool-tip window to stay on AS LONG AS the mouse hovers.

    This is how it works in Chrome & FireFox under Win7 and therefor it should work exactly like that in ALL latest MS Browsers [IE8 and newer].


    Michael (micky) Avidan
    “Microsoft” MVP – Excel

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:54 PM
  • Thanks for posting, Ed.

    Everything sounds fine but, unfortunately, there is nothing we  - end users - can change within the Site pages.

    This is something the MS HTML programmers should be alerted of.

    Michael (micky) Avidan
    “Microsoft” MVP – Excel

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:33 AM
  • Tooltips elsewhere in Windows don't persist indefinitely, they're intended as a piece of temporary UI to identify the purpose of a control. If you need more permanent UI it should probably be coded specifically.
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:26 AM
  • You obviously haven't tried FireFox to see how nicely it works, AndyFanboy.


    You pulled the words out of my mouth... (-:}

    Michael (micky) Avidan
    “Microsoft” MVP – Excel


    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:01 AM
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    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:56 PM