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In version 10, when the mouse is over a Mathematica command, a small pop-up window comes up that one can click on for help on the command.

Is there an option to disable this feature? Screen shot:

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I tried number of options here, but no effect. It must be in the advanced perferences? But not sure what to look for.

Update:

Thanks to Martin answer below. These options can be changed permanently in advanced options

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I also turned off the "ShowCodeAssist" just in case

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Unfortunately I cannot claim the original discovery, but there are additional CodeAssistOptions in M10, the one you want is:

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], CodeAssistOptions -> {"FloatingElementEnable" -> False}]

You could replace EvaluationNotebook[] with $FrontEnd but I prefer not to change $FrontEnd options.

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You could use $FrontEndSession to make it temporary –  Mike Honeychurch Jul 10 at 0:35
    
@MikeHoneychurch I'm an unusual user, I need it to show in most all my notebooks but in a small number I never ever want it to show. You're right, for most people $FrontEndSession would be the way to go. –  Martin John Hadley Jul 10 at 10:15

For what it's worth, the accepted answer does not function in the Raspberry Pi version of Mathematica. A slight change gets you the result:

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[],"ShowCodeAssist"->False]

This is particularly helpful on the RPi since the code assist links attempt to find the nonexistent documentation. [The RPi does not ship with documentation and users must go to the web for references.)

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