How to Turn off ScreenTips in MS Word

You may have noticed that when you mouse-over some items in Word, such as comments, or hyperlinks, a short description appears. These are known as ScreenTips. You may find that if you turn off these, Word’s performance improves. 

To turn off ScreenTips, follow these steps:

  • Click Tools, Options, and then the View tab. 
  • Click to clear the ScreenTips checkbox, and then click OK.