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Make Safari's hyperlink tooltips temporarily vanish Web Browsers
Ever been browsing through a link-heavy paragraph of text in Safari, and had a tooltip appear when your cursor innocently hovered over a link? The problem is that if you then move your mouse, the tooltip will "follow" the cursor. Tooltips for other links will then appear instantly, rather than after a delay, as is usual.

One solution is to move your mouse out of the text area, but a quicker fix is to tap Enter on the numeric keypad, which you can do with your mouse-hand thumb. The tooltip will disappear and won't return until the mouse is moved to another link.

[robg adds: At first, I wasn't seeing the tooltips in Safari 2. Then I remembered I had put them on permanent vacation with this hint. Tooltips appear to be disabled by default in Safari 3, though the referenced hint (with 1 at the end instead of 0) will enable them.]
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Make Safari's hyperlink tooltips temporarily vanish
Authored by: Maccelerate on Jul 27, '07 08:21:03AM

Works with Escape too. I'd probably opt for that m'self due to the fact that Enter might invoke a submit button on the page.



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Make Safari's hyperlink tooltips temporarily vanish
Authored by: davidkisley on Jul 27, '07 10:03:27AM

I think that safari 3 just respected your safari 2 prefs file. It is on by default for me in safari 3.

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Make Safari's hyperlink tooltips temporarily vanish
Authored by: wordsofwisedumb on Jul 27, '07 02:40:33PM

Same for me.



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Make Safari's hyperlink tooltips temporarily vanish
Authored by: gstahara on Jul 28, '07 12:33:04AM

Doesn't work for me. Using newest version of Safari 3.x and WebKit on a MBP. Bummer. I like MacNN, but those HUGE tooltips are horrid. Sure would like to disable that!



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