Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 3:55 PM (in response to Boris the Loud Listener)
Those are tooltips.
You can put a stop to that using Terminal.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 2:20 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
"Always" is the wrong word, but fairly often. Linc Davis(above) mentioned tool tips. I'm not familiar with that, but will check Safari and System Preferences for enable/disable Tool Tips. They come up on nearly any web site.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 2:48 PM (in response to Boris the Loud Listener)
The tooltips are system wide, more or less. You may not want to eliminate them completely. I find them handy sometimes. To be sure, sometimes they act up a bit, but not as much as they used to, and - for me - not in the annoying way you describe. I wonder if just clearing Safari's history, or maybe clearing the mysterious "website data" will eliminate the Scenic Mountain Tooltips. ( Via the Reset Safari command in the Safari menu.)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 7:12 PM (in response to CT)
Thank you CT. I restarted, plus "Reset Safari" from underneath of the SAFARI pull-down menu. No further sign of those pesky varmints. I don't know what "tool tips" are - so I looked around a while.
It seems they are not so popular, but if anybody else come behind us on this thread, this link from a Mac users and tips magazine helps explain the darn things.
THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 7:12 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Thanks Carolyn, but I just absolutey never put in terminal commands by rote if I don't understand them. And, I don't "understand" any of them - at all. Conceptually, yes. Its to pass parameters to a program. One can control dwell time, font size and enable/disable for tooltips. So I gather from looking at some user tip magazines.
Anyway, a reboot and a reset on Safari seems to have cleared things up. "Open Mount Fuji" or: "New York"? What the heck are they talking about anyway?
Thanks for the answer and the care!