There are a lot of tools and settings available in Powerpoint 2013, and even experienced users may not be familiar with all of them. To help provide more information about what a particular button in the ribbon will do, Powerpoint includes a feature called ScreenTips. The ScreenTips feature works by displaying a brief description of what a button will do when you hover over it.
But you may find these ScreenTips to be problematic, which can leave you looking for a way to turn them off. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can turn off the ScreenTips.
Disabling ScreenTips in Powerpoint 2013
The steps in the guide below will disable the ScreenTips feature in Powerpoint 2013. ScreenTips appear when you hover over a menu option in the program, and a description of what that menu item does is displayed. You can see an example below of the ScreenTip that appears when you hover over the Pictures button on the Insert tab –
Once you have completed the steps below, these tips will no longer appear.
Here is how to disable ScreenTips in Powerpoint 2013 –
- Open Powerpoint 2013.
- Click the File tab at the top-left corner.
- Click Options in the left column.
- Click the drop-down menu to the right of ScreenTip Style, then click the Don’t Show ScreenTips option. You can click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply the changes.
These steps are also show below with pictures –
Step 1: Open Powerpoint 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Options button at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the drop-down menu to the right of ScreenTip Style, then click the Don’t Show ScreenTips option. You can then click the OK button to close the window and apply your changes.
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