How to Hide or Show Pop-Up Description in Windows 11

Whenever you hover over an item in Windows 11 File Explorer or on a desktop, you will see a pop-up description.

If you want, you can hide it in Windows 11. Here’s how to do it.

Navigate to the View tab in the File Explorer Options. Open the File Explorer Options by pressing Windows + R. In the Run pop-up, type control folders and press Enter.

Unselect (to hide) or select (to display) the “Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items” option. You can find this option between “Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color” and “Show preview handlers in preview pane.”

Click on the “OK” button.

That’s all.


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How To Raj was founded and run by Thirumalraj, an MCA graduate. Since August 2015, he has been blogging on his other blog, Technology Hint. Learn more about How To Raj here.