By default, Adobe Photoshop displays large animated tooltips (called “rich tooltips”) when you move the mouse pointer over tools. They are useful at first, but can quickly become annoying. Here’s how to turn them off.
Types of tooltips in Photoshop
Photoshop shows two types of tooltips: 1
But a rich tooltip shows how a tool works with animation. Similar:
When enhanced tooltips are enabled, Photoshop hides the regular tooltips. If you turn off the extended tool tips, you can see the regular tool tips, but you can also turn off all tool tips if you prefer.
Disable Rich Tooltips in Photoshop
To hide animated tooltips, first start Photoshop on your computer.
If you are using a Windows PC, click the “Edit” menu at the top of the Photoshop window and select Preferences> Tools. If you are a Mac user, click on “Photoshop” in the menu bar and select Preferences> Tools.
In the preferences window that appears, deselect the “Show Rich Tooltips” option. Then click “OK” on the right to save the changes. (In some versions of Photoshop, you may see this option listed as “Use extended tooltips.”)
If you also want to disable the regular tooltips, uncheck the “Show Tooltips” option located above the extended tooltips option. Otherwise, it’s OK to leave it on.