turn-off-hover-boxes

Recently I posted a guide to show how to turn off the hover boxes / rich tool tips in Adobe CC, then someone posted a comment that made me realise I had been a little inaccurate so I wanted to correct this with the following guide – How to turn off hover boxes / tool tips in Illustrator & Indesign. The guide I had previously created really only directly related to Photoshop (the guide can be viewed here if you too find those hover boxes annoying – here’s how to turn them off).

Anyway… below is the ‘How to’, I have created a written guide and video.

Click here to see the written guide that will tell you how to turn off the hover boxes / tool tips in InDesign (CC).

Click here to see the written guide that will tell you how to turn off the hover boxes / tool tips in Illustrator (CC).

Turn off hover boxes / tool tips in InDesign (CC) – Written guide

If when you hover over your tools in InDesign the tool tips (shown in the image below) annoy you here’s how to turn them off.

tooltips-tools---InDesign

STEP 1
In InDesign (CC) go to the ‘Indesign’ menu and choose ‘Preferences’.

Preferences - InDesign

STEP 2
Choose ‘Interface’.

Interface - InDesign

STEP 3
In the pop-up box select ‘None’ from the drop down menu next to ‘Cursor and Gesture Options’.

STEP 4
Click ‘OK’ in the bottom right hand corner of the pop up box.

OK - InDesign

Now when you hover over the tools in InDesign the hover boxes / tool tips will no longer appear.

Turn off hover boxes / tool tips in Illustrator (CC) – Written guide

If when you hover over your tools in illustrator the tool tips (shown in the image below) annoy you here’s how to turn them off.

illustrator - tool tips

STEP 1
In Illustrator (CC) go to the ‘Illustrator’ menu and choose ‘Preferences’.

Illustrator - preferences

STEP 2
Choose ‘General’.

STEP 3
In the pop-up box uncheck ‘Show tool tips’.

illustrator-turn-off-tool-tips

STEP 4
Click ‘OK’ in the bottom right hand corner of the pop up box.

illustrator - OK

Now when you hover over the tools in illustrator the hover boxes / tool tips will no longer appear.

How to turn off the hover boxes / tool tips in Illustrator & Indesign (CC) – Video guide

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