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Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« on: April 27, 2021, 10:28:46 pm »
Hello all,

in EA version 15.2-1559 on latest Windows 10 I do get black boxes instead of tooltips shown.
Any ideas on this one?


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Re: Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 10:40:21 pm »
Actually I would not mind at all. The tooltips usually contain no useful tips xD

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Re: Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 10:45:42 pm »
I don't see any tooltips at all. I guess I must have disabled them somehow? I really don't remember (but I also don't care for tooltips, so I'm just as happy they don't work)

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Re: Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 06:12:20 am »
Don't see tool tips either.
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Re: Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 06:40:09 am »
If someone happens to remember how to turn then off I'd be grateful for any insight. They are just a hindrance. (Or maybe they are gone in 15.2 and I did not notice?)

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« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 06:42:55 am by qwerty »

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Re: Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 09:03:08 am »
in EA version 15.2-1559 on latest Windows 10 I do get black boxes instead of tooltips shown.
Any ideas on this one?
From memory when looking into similar reports, it can happen if Direct2D is disabled on your system.

If someone happens to remember how to turn then off I'd be grateful for any insight.
Start > Desktop > Preferences > Window Behavior > Application Tooltips.

Has the options 'As Popup', 'In Status Bar', 'Disabled'.
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Re: Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2021, 09:26:22 am »
Has the options 'As Popup', 'In Status Bar', 'Disabled'.
Appreciate both your answer and the setting :-)

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P.S. Interestingly the setting was As Popup which made me wonder why I did not see any. Probably they only appeared where they were most useless (as that's what I remember of them). Anyhow, I turned it to silent...
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 09:29:44 am by qwerty »

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Re: Black Boxes instead of Tooltip
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 05:42:32 pm »
Hello,

From memory when looking into similar reports, it can happen if Direct2D is disabled on your system.

If someone happens to remember how to turn then off I'd be grateful for any insight.
Start > Desktop > Preferences > Window Behavior > Application Tooltips.

Has the options 'As Popup', 'In Status Bar', 'Disabled'.

Thanks for the hint! "In Status Bar" works for me.

Sometimes Tooltips are helpful for understanding the buttons (especially in areas that I'm that familiar with :) ).


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Boris