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Popup Discriptions for links when hovering over a link on a web page won't got away!

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If a popup discription of a link spawns and i goto another tab, the popup stays with me on every other tab. I have to close the originating tab in order to get rid of the popup discription. How Do I Stop This Annoying Glitch?! Thanks....... Everything updated, uninstalled, re-installed, tested all my addons idividually, Nothing works.

If a popup discription of a link spawns and i goto another tab, the popup stays with me on every other tab. I have to close the originating tab in order to get rid of the popup discription. How Do I Stop This Annoying Glitch?! Thanks....... Everything updated, uninstalled, re-installed, tested all my addons idividually, Nothing works.
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FredMcD
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Is this with many websites, some, a few?


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

Is this with many websites, some, a few? [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode] {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?
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It's random. Tried all the tips & tricks. Nothing works.

It's random. Tried all the tips & tricks. Nothing works.
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jscher2000
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I think you are referring to a tooltip that appears near the mouse pointer when you have hovered over something, and not the "status" or "message" area at the lower left/right of the page where Firefox shows the full URL of a link.

This bug of tooltips lingering when you change tabs or windows before they fade out was tracked down and squashed (#1550637). However, the initial fix needed to be fixed, so it didn't get into the most recent update (68.0.2). The fix will be in Firefox 69.0, due out September 3rd.

If you can't wait:

You could consider using Firefox 69 in its pre-release form as the "beta" or "developer" edition of Firefox. You can read more about them here: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/channel/desktop/

Please make a backup of your profiles before changing "channels": Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles.

Related thread:

Remove popup of graphic name during web browsing

I think you are referring to a tooltip that appears near the mouse pointer when you have hovered over something, and not the "status" or "message" area at the lower left/right of the page where Firefox shows the full URL of a link. This bug of tooltips lingering when you change tabs or windows before they fade out was tracked down and squashed (#1550637). However, the initial fix needed to be fixed, so it didn't get into the most recent update (68.0.2). The fix will be in Firefox 69.0, due out September 3rd. ''If you can't wait:'' You could consider using Firefox 69 in its pre-release form as the "beta" or "developer" edition of Firefox. You can read more about them here: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/channel/desktop/ Please make a backup of your profiles before changing "channels": [[Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles]]. ''Related thread:'' [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1266852 Remove popup of graphic name during web browsing]
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jscher2000
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I wonder whether it would help to make sure that more tabs open in the background so you can control the timing of switching tabs? Here are the relevant settings for that:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste inback and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the following preferences to switch the value from false to true as desired:

  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground - when you right-click > Open Link in New Tab, or Ctrl+click, or middle-click a link (default = true, this is the checkbox on the Options page)
  • browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground - when a link was coded to launch in a new window and Firefox switched it to a new tab instead (default = false)
  • browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground - when you direct a bookmark to a new tab (e.g., using right-click > Open in New Tab, or Ctrl+click, or middle-click a bookmark) (default = false)

Or maybe the extra click to switch tabs is even more annoying than the occasional lingering tooltips...

I wonder whether it would help to make sure that more tabs open in the background so you can control the timing of switching tabs? Here are the relevant settings for that: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''inback''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the following preferences to switch the value from false to true as desired: * '''browser.tabs.loadInBackground''' - when you right-click > Open Link in New Tab, or Ctrl+click, or middle-click a link (default = true, this is the checkbox on the Options page) * '''browser.tabs.load<u>Diverted</u>InBackground''' - when a link was coded to launch in a new window and Firefox switched it to a new tab instead (default = false) * '''browser.tabs.load<u>Bookmarks</u>InBackground''' - when you direct a bookmark to a new tab (e.g., using right-click > Open in New Tab, or Ctrl+click, or middle-click a bookmark) (default = false) Or maybe the extra click to switch tabs is even more annoying than the occasional lingering tooltips...
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