kosamja

How to hide all tooltips?

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Is it possible to hide all tooltips from any window or control? I tried this, but it doesnt hide all tooltips:

; autohotkey.com/board/topic/89920-temporarily-disable-and-change-tooltips/
; www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/49170-how-to-increase-a-tooltip-visible-time/

#NoTrayIcon
#include <misc.au3>
#include <SendMessage.au3>

Opt("WinWaitDelay", 0)

While 1
    Sleep(10)
    Local $tiphandles, $i
    $tiphandles=WinList('[CLASS:tooltips_class32]')
    for $i=1 to $tiphandles[0][0]
       _SendMessage($tiphandles[$i][1],0x0401,False,0)
       WinKill($tiphandles[$i][1], "")
    Next
 WEnd

 

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$iCheckbox = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Tool Tips Off", 600, 305, 185, 25)

        Case $iCheckbox
            If _IsChecked($iCheckbox) Then
                _GUIToolTip_Deactivate($hToolTip)
            Else
                _GUIToolTip_Activate($hToolTip)
            EndIf

I had this issue with my SnippetBrowser (see sig)

This a CCP of the code used to turn them on and off...

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an example of a tooltip:

$openSelected = GUICtrlCreateButton("Open in SciTE", 290, 305, 81, 25)
$openSelectedTip = GUICtrlGetHandle($openSelected)
_GUIToolTip_AddTool($hToolTip, 0, "Open Selected Path in SciTE", $openSelectedTip)

 

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Isnt  _GUIToolTip_Deactivate($hToolTip) only for tooltips created by autoit? I was thinking of something like killtt (http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/11781/KillTT-No-More-Tooltips) that will hide every tooltip (cant use killtt because it has problems on windows 10 and it doesnt hide tooltips in 64 bit programs)

Edited by kosamja

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

I disabled this in registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowInfoTip"=dword:00000000
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000
"StartButtonBalloonTip"=dword:00000000 (doesnt work)
"FolderContentsInfoTip"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoBalloonFeatureAdvertisements"=dword:00000001

But there still remains minimize, maximize and close button tooltips, start button tooltips, pinned taskbar items tooltips... Killtt hides them all but has problems with windows 10. Thats why I was asking if any solution with autoit is possible (that would detect tooltip creation and send message to deactivate tooltip before it becomes visible on screen. The loop I currently use doesnt always hide tooltips before they apperar and misses some tooltips)
 

Edited by kosamja

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I tried but it has 2 problems:

1) msi installers will fail to start

2) tooltips in 64 bit programs are not removed

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bump... Just to check is this only way without using dll?

; autohotkey.com/board/topic/89920-temporarily-disable-and-change-tooltips/
; www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/49170-how-to-increase-a-tooltip-visible-time/

#NoTrayIcon
#include <SendMessage.au3>

Opt("WinWaitDelay", 0)
Opt("MouseClickDelay", 0)
Opt("MouseClickDownDelay", 0)
Opt("MouseClickDragDelay", 0)
Opt("SendKeyDelay", 0)
Opt("SendKeyDownDelay", 0)
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 3)

While 1
   Sleep(10)
   If WinExists('[CLASS:tooltips_class32]') Then
      $tiphandles=WinList('[CLASS:tooltips_class32]')
      for $i=1 to $tiphandles[0][0]
         _SendMessage($tiphandles[$i][1], 0x0401, False, 0)
         WinKill($tiphandles[$i][1], "")
      Next
   EndIf
WEnd

 

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What makes you think that _SendMessage isn't using a DLL?


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By using dll I meant on killtt (attaches dll to prevent tooltips).

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I think the best way to can use is detect the event creation/changes(Adding an Window Event Hook) and deactivate the tooltip.

 

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

I first tried with event hook, but it only works after tooltip becomes visible on screen. Loop works before tooltip is visible on screen (most of the time). So except loop and event hook is there no other way this could be done better (without dlll way like killtt use)?

#NoTrayIcon
#include<WinAPI.au3>
#include<WinAPISys.au3>
#include <SendMessage.au3>

Opt("WinWaitDelay", 0)
Opt("MouseClickDelay", 0)
Opt("MouseClickDownDelay", 0)
Opt("MouseClickDragDelay", 0)
Opt("SendKeyDelay", 0)
Opt("SendKeyDownDelay", 0)
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 3)

$hHookFunc = DllCallbackRegister('_WinEventProc', 'none', 'ptr;uint;hwnd;int;int;uint;uint')
$hWinHook = _WinAPI_SetWinEventHook($EVENT_OBJECT_SHOW, $EVENT_OBJECT_SHOW, DllCallbackGetPtr($hHookFunc))

While 1
   Sleep(10)
WEnd

Func _WinEventProc($hHook, $iEvent, $hWnd, $iObjectID, $iChildID, $iEventThread, $imsEventTime)
   If _WinAPI_GetClassName($hWnd) = 'tooltips_class32' Then
      _SendMessage($hWnd, 0x0401, False, 0)
      WinKill($hWnd)
   EndIf
EndFunc

 

Edited by kosamja

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