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Disable the URL popup in chrome when hovering on a link?

Hi,

Is there a way to disable the URL popup in chrome when hovering on a link?

Thanks
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GaryCommented:
What popup?
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taborrgAuthor Commented:
when I hover over a hyperlink a popup materializes with the link's URL.
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GaryCommented:
Can you post a screenshot or describe what this popup says, it sounds more like you have been infected with malware.
That is not the normal behaviour

Check all loaded toolbars and disable any you don't recognise,
In your Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs uninstall anything you don't recognise

If it is still happening then...
Grab Malwarebytes here
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Run the program and if you are lucky it will detect and remove the malware
Otherwise you will need a deeper clean
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taborrgAuthor Commented:
Sure - go to this video tutorial and you will see it.  When he hovers over links it pops up showing an URL such as "C:\users\desktop\Bucky..."

http://thenewboston.org/watch.php?cat=63&number=16
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taborrgAuthor Commented:
It displays in the first 10 seconds.
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GaryCommented:
If you are talking about the tiny bottom left corner on screen display of the link then that is completely normal and you cannot change it.
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taborrgAuthor Commented:
Yes.  And so my inquiry.
BTW - it can be moved to the status bar in FF.
But I can't find any solutions for Chrome.
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GaryCommented:
FF doesn't have a status bar anymore (unless you are using a really old version) and neither does Chrome. (If you mean the bar at the bottom of the window)
You cannot remove/disable that 'popup'.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
If you really want to do this, you could replace all your links to some other element using JS  and then use the onclick event.

<script type='text/javascript' src='http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.8.3.js'></script>

$(function(){
    $('a').each(function(){
        var $a = $(this);
        var $span = $('<span class="link">' + $a.text() + '</span>');
        $span.on('click', function() { 
            document.location.href = $a.attr('href');
        });
        $a.replaceWith($span);
    });
});

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This will probably be a bad idea for a production site, but for your demo video it should work.

HTH,
Dan
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taborrgAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Dan.

I'll check it out.

FF also has an add-on called status-4-evar that moves it to the add-on bar, which can then be hidden.  It gets the job done.
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taborrgAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Glad I could help!
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