Peekaboo tooltip

See the problem?

XP Taskbar tooltip fail

This is a known issue, with a pathetic workaround suggested by MS; “Log off and then log back on to the current account”. For some unknown reason, tooltip’s seem to lose their WS_EX_TOPMOST style.

Why bugs like this stick around for the lifetime of a product I’ll never understand. Either add the style back in response to the TTN_GETDISPINFO message or fix the underlying problem!

And if anyone is wondering, the Visual Style is Luna Element 4 (Alt. Start button)


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3 Responses to “Peekaboo tooltip”

  1. anonymous Says:

    ToolTipFixer ( is the answer. I hope you are aware of it. Version 2.0 consumes about 300-600 K of memory so problem fixed!

  2. anonymous Says:

    Did you know about this “fix”? Was it helpful?

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