How do you disable the hover over labels on the Windows (10) Taskbar?

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I often use a program (Adobe Illustrator) that has a navigation menu at the bottom of the screen (just above the Windows taskbar). When using the program’s navigation buttons it is very easy to activate the hover over descriptions of the Windows taskbar, in fact I don’t think you actually need to make contact with the taskbar, just be slightly above it.

This has the rather annoying effect of showing the hover label over the navigation menu of the program I’m trying to use.

Is there a way I can completely disable these hover over labels with the caveat that I don’t want to automatically hide the taskbar? Please see the image below which shows the label in question.

Taskbar Hover Label Example


7+ Taskbar Tweaker to the rescue.

Screenshot of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker window

In the Hovering group (left column, 4th group) select Nothing.

7+TT will keep running hidden behind an icon in the notification area. It consumer very little resources – barely any at all.

It’s also very stable. Once a new Windows version is released it may gracefully stop working for a few days without breaking anything, but it will self-update once support for the new version is added. But honestly this was more of a (very minor) problem a few years ago. Recently new Windows 10 releases are supported as soon as they are available to the users.