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Published on 02.12.09 by Brent Trahan

Show Pop-up Descriptions for Folders and Desktop Items

Learn how to show pop-up descriptions for folders and desktop items when you hover over them in Windows 7.

Show Pop-up Descriptions

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Folder Options in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Folder Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select the View tab in the Folder Options window.

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  4. Check off Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items.

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  5. Click OK to save the changes.

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