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Tooltips Switched Off

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Is anybody aware of other software conflicting with Access and
disabling the tool tips. I've had this problem in the past and now
have it again after rebuilding my desktop and notebook. Both fail to
display tooltips in Access. Windows tooltips display OK.

For a given database, the tooltips in Access also display OK on a third
machine, which makes me think that some other software that I have
installed on the first 2 machines is causing the problem.
Any help would be appreciated.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Hi Wayne:

Try using the "Bring to Front" from the Format menu for each item that
contains a tooltip that is not visible. This occurrs sometimes when you
add rectangles and other items to your form.

Hope this helps.

EM
Wayne wrote:
Is anybody aware of other software conflicting with Access and
disabling the tool tips. I've had this problem in the past and now
have it again after rebuilding my desktop and notebook. Both fail to
display tooltips in Access. Windows tooltips display OK.

For a given database, the tooltips in Access also display OK on a third machine, which makes me think that some other software that I have
installed on the first 2 machines is causing the problem.
Any help would be appreciated.


Nov 13 '05 #2

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Thanks for the reply but this isn't causing the problem. It's
definitely related to the 2 machines in question because the database
shows tooltips fine on a third machine. The 2 machines giving problems
have identical software installed and I think one of the applications
must have changed something when it was installed and wrecked my Access
tooltips.

If I don't get an answer from the group, the only way that I can see of
pinpointing which application it is that's causing the problem (if this
theory is correct) is to install each app one at a time on to the third
machine and see which one wrecks the tooltips.

I wouldn't worry about any of this, except that somebody at MS has
decided that we need the default tooltip of "Find Next" on every newly
created button in a database. If I can't see the tooltips it's easy to
miss deleting some of these. If there is any way of turning the
default off, I'd sure love to hear about it. This, and the message
that always asks if I'm sure that I want to delete a graphic from a
button, when I've just indicated that that is exactly what I want to
do, are 2 of my pet peeves when designing forms in Access.

Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Wayne" <cq*******@volcanomail.com> wrote in
news:11**********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com:
Thanks for the reply but this isn't causing the problem. It's
definitely related to the 2 machines in question because the
database shows tooltips fine on a third machine. The 2
machines giving problems have identical software installed and
I think one of the applications must have changed something
when it was installed and wrecked my Access tooltips.

If I don't get an answer from the group, the only way that I
can see of pinpointing which application it is that's causing
the problem (if this theory is correct) is to install each app
one at a time on to the third machine and see which one wrecks
the tooltips.

I wouldn't worry about any of this, except that somebody at MS
has decided that we need the default tooltip of "Find Next" on
every newly created button in a database. If I can't see the
tooltips it's easy to miss deleting some of these. If there
is any way of turning the default off, I'd sure love to hear
about it. This, and the message that always asks if I'm sure
that I want to delete a graphic from a button, when I've just
indicated that that is exactly what I want to do, are 2 of my
pet peeves when designing forms in Access.

Now, now, you can't always blame M$ for Access problems. Open any
form in design view. select the command button, and open the
properties menu. Find the tooltip Text line on the Other tab and
clear out that line. I'll bet that it reads 'find next'

As to deleting graphics, why put them there in the first place?

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Bob Quintal

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Nov 13 '05 #4

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