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Enable or disable URL tooltips in Safari Web Browsers
Not too long ago, I was toying around with one of the many third-party tools that allow you to modify how your Mac works. During my testing, I enabled a setting that made those little yellow tooltips pop-up every time I hovered over a URL in Safari. Ugh. Within a week or two, I couldn't take it anymore, and wanted to turn them off again. However, I could not locate the program that I had used to enable them -- I probably had trashed it shortly after trying it out.

So, a little Unix juju to the rescue. First, I had to find where that option was set; it's not a regular preference, as far as I could find. After quitting Safari, I typed this at a Terminal prompt:
defaults read com.apple.Safari | grep -i tooltip | grep -v grep
This search would show me if anything containing the word "tooltip" was present in Safari's settings file. Bingo; the search found a line that read:
WebKitShowsURLsInToolTips = 1;
This result naturally suggested one more command in Terminal.app to turn that "feature" off:
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitShowsURLsInToolTips 0
And voila; no more tooltips. Whew! Of course, for those who like those things, replacing the 0 with a 1 in the second command above will enable the tooltips.
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Enable or disable URL tooltips in Safari
Authored by: jaysoffian on May 22, '07 08:45:54AM
The
| grep -v grep
at the end is of course entirely unnecessary. Typically the only time one greps out grep (the '-v' causes grep to show lines which don't match the pattern) is when greping the output of of ps and wanting to omit the grep process itself from that listing (e.g., if you're going to pass the PIDs to kill.)

j.

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Enable or disable URL tooltips in Safari
Authored by: tmq on Jul 14, '07 04:00:21AM

an unfortunate side effect of this is that the new Find bar that appears in Safari 3 is also disabled...



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Enable or disable URL tooltips in Safari
Authored by: ventifact on May 22, '07 05:01:30PM
Mac Pilot can do this.

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Enable or disable URL tooltips in Safari
Authored by: cg on May 22, '07 05:29:40PM

Thank You!!!

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is Great!!!



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Enable or disable URL tooltips in Safari
Authored by: Han Solo on May 22, '07 08:10:35PM
Huh. A few odd formatting errors with that post. First, the extra "code"-block in the second line of code shouldn't be there — I'm not even sure how to do that with Geeklog! Second, the "a-grave" seems to have been munged in the process. But it looked fine when I previewed it....

Oh well. You get the picture.

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Enable or disable URL tooltips in Safari
Authored by: pamon on May 24, '07 06:44:20AM

Is there any way to enable tooltips in TextEdit for links?



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