Fixing tooltip behind the Windows taskbar

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Fixing tooltip behind the Windows taskbar

Postby zakgj01 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:54 pm

Can ShellEnhancer fix tooltip behind taskbar , it's a Windows XP bug but if tooltip can be always on top this with solve the problem only thing that using Auto manging windows & using tooltip_Class32 Always on top dosn't do anything.
Any idea?



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Postby Marc G » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:25 am

This is indeed a very annoying Windows XP bug.
I'm not sure if I can fix this, but I'll see if I can do something about this in a next release.
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Postby zakgj01 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:50 am

I found a post that fix the problem when it occurs , It's a VB6 runtime program that fixes the HWND_TOPMOST problem with the ToolTip, see more: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=213372

I hoped that ShellEnhancer can do the same only needs the right classname or windows name.
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Postby nickacquaviva » Mon May 07, 2007 11:21 pm

This problem is caused by a bug in Windows that causes the taskbar tool-tips to lose their "topmost" window style and be covered up by the taskbar. Microsoft has acknowledged this problem exists (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912650), but has not yet fixed it.

Check out this web site for more information and a fix:
http://www.acquaviva.us/tooltipmanager

Tool Tip Manager was written specifically to fix this annoying problem by processing taskbar window messages and resetting the "topmost" window style for tool-tips as needed, automatically. This program also allows you to customize the appearance of the task bar tool tips (font & color) and set the automatic hide timer value.

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Postby newnew » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:24 am

Free and open source tool tip fixer can be found here.

http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/TTF/ToolTipFixer+Home

This is the best fix out there. It fixes it and doesnt give you any "extras" you dont need. Best of all its free.
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Postby rico » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:17 am

I have the issue that the tooltip appears as a normal window in center screen. Tried that Tooltipfix and will report if it still occurs.
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Postby Marc G » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:27 pm

rico wrote:I have the issue that the tooltip appears as a normal window in center screen. Tried that Tooltipfix and will report if it still occurs.

That's the most bizar behaviour I ever heard. :s Are you sure there is nothing running in the background that might be doing this?
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Postby Corrygirl » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:18 am

I have the Tool Tip Manager program and have corresponded with the programmer who wrote it. He’s been in the business for 30 years and is currently developing Windows device drivers for security products. He apparently wrote Tool Tip Manager because he was tired of waiting for Microsoft to fix it. His product adds some nice new features to the desktop like the ability to customize the task bar tool tips and because he wrote it as an extension to the Windows shell versus a separately running process, it does not use any additional CPU resources and only a tiny bit of memory. It’s quick and easy to install and he offers a money-back guarantee. His link http://acquaviva.us/tooltipmanager has some impressive testimonials.
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