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How to disable popup tips in Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a great stand alone code editor that is free from Microsoft. However, it does have a few annoying functions out of the box. The worst of them is the constant tool tips which can get in the way of code and in some cases open browser windows as you accidently click on these tool tips.

Here is how you can remove these tool tips

In all methods you will need to open the User Settings editor. To do this:

  • Click File > Preferences > Settings
  • Now expand "Text Editor"
  • Click on "Suggestions"
  • Click "Edit in Settings.json"

Now you will have the "{} User Settings" tab open. The pane on the left is the defaults and the pane on the right is where you can edit these settings. You will need to place the updates inside of the "{ code here, }" then click save. 

Method 1, update the suggestion delay so you can still have tips but they don't appear unless you hover over the element for some time.

  "editor.quickSuggestionsDelay": 1000,

Method 2, disable the hover function. You will still be able to use CtrlR + K and CtrlR + I as needed.

"editor.hover.enabled": false,

Method 3, disable completely. You don't want or need these tips and you want them to go away forever.

"editor.parameterHints": false,


That's it, your done!

Comments (10) -

  • Cliff Wells

    9/11/2019 3:45:52 PM |

    A fresh install of Code feels a lot like using IE5 to visit a warez site.

    Thanks for the tips.

  • Brett

    10/17/2019 2:48:08 PM |

    Thank you so much for this!!!! I was pulling my hair out trying to stop these stupid tooltips.

  • Flávio José Lucas da Silva

    3/13/2020 12:18:10 PM |

    "editor.parameterHints.enabled": true,

    is de correct in the Method 3

  • Paul Wong

    9/13/2020 3:36:40 AM |

    FYI, I am on Version 1.49.0 and only Method 2 works: turning off editor hover. This has saved me lots of eye gouging. Thank you!

  • Shaun Evans

    1/12/2021 6:19:26 AM |

    Thank you so much of these tips!

  • Morgan Eva

    5/8/2021 11:54:23 AM |

    Useful Tips!

  • Pattee

    8/10/2021 12:03:41 PM |

    Thanks! I think the tooltips have stopped, which is super duper helpful.

  • Sheik Abdullah

    9/5/2021 11:59:21 PM |

    Thanks a lot man. You are great.

  • Leslie

    4/1/2023 11:12:55 PM |

    I tried both Method 2 and Method 3, and neither one are working for me. I'm using VSC version 1.77.0. Do you have any idea why my popups are still appearing?  

  • BK

    10/24/2023 3:17:06 AM |

    THANK YOU!!!!

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