Today, Photoshop 21.2.1 started displaying "helpful" red speech balloons whever I did something. It's telling me things like "use Ctrl-D to deselect" after I make a selection, or "Reselect Layer 1 to continue" (see attached). I do not want this, and I can't figure out a way to stop it from happening. All my searches just lead to "how to disable video tooltips," but this isn't that.
Thanks for the response; unfortunately, that didn't fix it. I don't think they're tooltips; I think they're some sort of automated tutorial, and I have no idea how I managed to trigger them.
A little more info: while it doesn't display in the screenshot, the layer menu is outlined in blue on mouse-over when the red bubble is open. Right clicking on the bubble will make it disappear momentarily, only to reappear shortly thereafter.
I've never heard about such automatic tutorials. As far as I know such tutorials aren't include in Photoshop. It can be that there an appropriate third party plugin is activated. Please check you active plugins.
Jeff, have you used the Discover search tool? One of its options is to give tutorials for a searched for topic, so I wonder if that's what is producing the red pop-ups? I've certainly never seen them mentioned here before.
I managed to find a similar red pop up using Google Images of all things, but appears to associate them with Rich Tool Tips, and you have already tried turning those off