How can I disable the tool tips pop-ups?

New Here ,
Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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Hello,

I am trying to get into the swing of using Lightroom CC (which pales in comparison to the Lightroom Classic, IMO). I keep finding solutions to most of the problems I have had, however this particular one has me stuck.

Anytime I hover over a feature for a moment, an animated tool tip pops up. The pop-ups get in the way of my editing and are very annoying as they don't go away for all too long. This is really slowing down my productivity and of zero use to me since I already know how to use the features. I cannot find any way to make them go away when they pop-up, let alone disable them all together. Every search online only brings up the solutions for Photoshop, which the option does not appear in Lightroom CC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated otherwise I will have to abandon Lightroom CC as these are just all too distracting.

Thanks in advanced!

Take care,

-Justin

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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As far as I know, there is no option at this time to disable the tooltips. You can make a suggestion on the following website where the developers monitor much more closely.

Photoshop Family Customer Community

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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Thanks, Jim! Although that's not the answer I was hoping for, I appreciate the insight and advice.

Cheers!

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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The frequency and the hover time to trigger with which the animated tool tips appear get better with time. It should get less intrusive as you use the app.

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 05, 2020 Jan 05, 2020

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With all due respect, I've been using Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere for 5 years now and it does not get any less annoying, we just develope a technique to keep the cursor moving and work faster than the pop-up. Honestly; it's a terrible feature. All we ask for is the option to disable it but Adobe is completely abscent on the matter 😄 Incredible.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Nope, it does not...

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Sorry, the message was meant to be for the moderator but I can't seem to be able to delete it ! 😕

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Hello, 

it doesn't get better with time. This tool should be not intrusive at all instead of, hopefully less intrusive with time... Adobe makes great softawares, I am sure it wouldn't be too hard to give the option to disable a beginner tool... 

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New Here ,
Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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They are accepting posts there anymore.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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This should not be marked as the correct answer. It is a useful answer but not "correct". As it is marked as correct it signals that the problem has been solved. It hasn't been solved. It is still unresolved I have wasted time with silly tool tips getting in my way. And now I have wasted time reading a post that purported to have solved my problem. And wasted even more time complaining about it  😂

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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With my ADHD, these tooltips are actually making it impossible for me to use Lightroom. I wanted to batch edit some photos but I guess I'm going to have to go back to photoshop…

I can't believe I pay for this. 😕

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Otherwise use Lightroom Classic, no pop ups, but no cloud either.

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New Here ,
Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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I just downloaded classic and the tootip hints are there also. : ~ (

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New Here ,
May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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It's May 2021 and there's still no option to turn these off?? For some reason Lightroom Classic stopped saving my edits, the photo's look exactly the same as before and nothing helps... So I decided to switch to Lightroom CC, but these hints... They are *beeping* terrible! I searched for the option to turn them off, but there's only the option to reset them, like why, no one wants these?? (Except amateurs I guess?)

 

Maybe it's a good solution to let people choose if they want them or not, with an option like; that you'll be able to select, how experienced you are with Adobe itself or the specific programs.

I also get these hints in Illustrator and guess what? You can't turn those off either, doesn't matter how long you've been using the program itself...

 

Missing the old days in which this option was still available...

 

(Also missing the "Turn off Syncing" option button by the way, instead of just being able to pause it...)

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New Here ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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Adobe is really going down hill. I honestly hope their competitors start eating up the marketshare. I feel like the devs aren't even using the programs

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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I cannot believe this is still a thing after all these years. Just let users toggle the tooltips feature on and off! It's not too much to ask.

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Exactly!

 

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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I am posting this reply to state that it is January 4, 2022, and this is still not resolved. Awful feature. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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Hello again, returning after 1.5 yrs with new insights about life : "Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you will get old..." and there will be annoying info pop-up's on adobe programs 😄 

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New Here ,
Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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I agree. I am an experienced Lightroom Classic user and never having used Lightroom Cloud (or whatever they're calling it) a few times) I found the tool tips useful - but hey if managment is listening - after a few times of seeing these obtrusive popups, I get it. I understand how to use the tools, and seeing them over and over and over again really is getting into my flow. I mean these are CREATIVITY tools. Please this is SO EASY - just give us an option to turn them off! We are not children!!

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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Agree 100%. I find these pop-ups a complete annoyance and a total workflow speedbump. There exists a toggle to "reset" the pop-ups, meaning, they will show themselves EVERY TIME you want to use a particular tool, but still no way to turn them off? ADOBE????? Are you listening??? How hard can it be to create a simple toggle that allows us longtime users of your platforms to turn these workflow inhibitors off??? It is beyond annoying and distracting. It flat out makes me want to find a different solution all together for photo editing. 

 

PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE!!!

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Explorer ,
Mar 05, 2022 Mar 05, 2022

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Here in 2021 this three year old topic is still relevant. Adobe is ever-more annoying to use. Drawing and painting with Adobe was fun! I won a MacWorld Award for business illustration in 2004. I LOVED illustrating with Adobe.

Not any more. Now using Adobe feels like a bad marraige. I want a divorce.

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New Here ,
Mar 05, 2022 Mar 05, 2022

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+1 Not being able to turn these off is so annoying. I know what exposure is, I don't need the massive graphic popping up. 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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FYI, there are two types of tooltips.  One is the photo tooltips which can be useful or annoying depending on the scenario.  Those are the small white ones that fade in when you hover over a photo thumbnail such as on the bottom row of photos, in grid view in the Library Module or in grid view during photo imports.  You CAN disable the white tooltips that fade in on the bottom row of photos.  To do this, go to Edit > Preferences > Interface and uncheck the box marked "Show photo info tooltips".  That will only disable the tooltip that appears on the bottom row of photos.  You will still see tooltips in grid view while hovering over a photo in the Library Module or Import module.

 

Hope this helps some people.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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The other type of tooltips I suspect some of you are referring to are the "hints" that pop up for example over the bottom of the main photo in the Develop Module if you use keyboard shortcuts like the + and - keys to alter Highlights or Shadows.  These pop up briefly because it's possible to click on the word "Highlights" and modify the highlights with the + and - keys.  Then you can adjust the Exposure slider with your mouse, and if you use the + and - keys, it will still be modifying the highlights unless you click on another word like Exposure.  I believe this is so that people don't get confused as to why the + and - keys aren't automatically reassigned to the last slider that was touched.  Not sure.  These are most likely considered a functional part of the program and I seriously doubt they will ever make it possible to disable them.  This also hints to you what is changing if you use Loupedeck or similar hardware as it's easy to bump a button like Reset and you don't know what just happened.  So don't hold your breath for this functionality to be removed.

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