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No date tooltip when I hover over clock in system tray

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    No date tooltip when I hover over clock in system tray


    I have a strange problem with Windows 8.1 Pro. I installed 8.1 Pro clean on this machine and the tooltips used to show just fine when I hover over the clock. Something has changed this behavior. I have uninstalled apps that I can remember installing AFTER it broke but I am still at a loss. I thank anyone who may offer assistance.


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    What if you hover over other icons, such as the speaker there in your system tray? Does a bubble appear after a couple seconds?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yeah, all other tooltips in the notification area are working. Thanks
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    FTR, I too have W8.1 Pro and it works here. So it is not something MS got rid of.

    You might try disabling tool tips, then enabling it again.

    In Control Panel > Folder Options, select the View tab, then near the bottom, uncheck Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items and select apply.

    Now all tool tips should be disabled.

    Then reverse the process to enable them again and see what happens.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks Itaregid, but that did not work. It did disable tooltips for hover over files and folders on desktop/explorer but the system tray icons showed their tooltips regardless of this setting. I tried this on my Windows 8 laptop also with same result.
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    Sorry, but I am at a loss here. Hopefully someone else will come by with some ideas for you.

    You didn't disable Flash, did you?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I use chrome but I do not remember disabling related to flash?
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