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Help Tips - Enable or Disable in Windows 8.1

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Bruce. I suppose the help tips could still be somewhat helpful in explaining what an action does for folks that are not as technically inclined.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 79
    Win8.1 Pro 64bit


    It went away after a day. I haven't seen it since. Maybe it's timed for the initial update and once the user has visited the metro page it goes away after a day or so. This is just a guess, I'm not sure. But I haven't seen it again since the initial update.
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  3. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Metalmania,

    Yeah, the Help Tips will stop on there own after going through them. However, any new user account you create will see them as well until they go through them.

    Disabling the Help Tips will prevent them from seen in the first place afterwards. It just depends on what your preferences are though.
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  4. #13


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    This approach is such an incredibly poor implementation. What's wrong with a "don't bug me" checkbox for something like this? Making the user edit the registry, shut all apps down and restart just to get unwanted tutorials that interfere with functionality to go away? Mandatory tips? I don't have a touch screen, so can't even complete the switch between apps "tip". If I were a novice user I would actually have to pay someone to remove this for me. If it were anyone but the OS manufacturer inflicting this on a PC, what would a "feature" like this be identified as? May I offer a tip: All users are not novices. Stop using so much energy and resources h trying to dumb down windows for the lowest users in the spectrum and present EVERYTHING offered with an opt in/out selection. This approach is annoying and insulting, not to mention counterproductive to those of us who don't need or want it. Stupid all around on this one.
    Last edited by Beebo; 09 Dec 2014 at 12:28.
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  5. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Beebo View Post
    This approach is such an incredibly poor implementation. What's wrong with a "don't bug me" checkbox for something like this? Making the user edit the registry, shut all apps down and restart just to get unwanted tutorials that interfere with functionality to go away? Mandatory tips? I don't have a touch screen, so can't even complete the switch between apps "tip". If I were a novice user I would actually have to pay someone to remove this for me. If it were anyone but the OS manufacturer inflicting this on a PC, what would a "feature" like this be identified as? May I offer a tip: All users are not novices. Stop using so much energy and resources h trying to dumb down windows for the lowest users in the spectrum and present EVERYTHING offered with an opt in/out selection. This approach is annoying and insulting, not to mention counterproductive to those of us who don't need or want it. Stupid all around on this one.
    Hello Beebo,

    The "Help Tips" were implemented into Windows 8 because of the radical user interface (UI) change from previous versions of Windows, and to help point out hidden menus.

    While it was designed to help users get used to the new UI, I agree that it can be an annoyance to us more experienced users. That's why I created this tutorial to disable "Help Tips" for those that do not need or want to see it.

    Regardless, it's always better to have the option for the OS to be more helpful than nothing at all leaving you scratching your head about where is that or that. Especially since it can be so easily disabled for us experienced users.
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