Enabling Tool Tips in Premiere Pro

Tool tips are small pop-up windows that appear when you hover over an icon or button in a software program. They provide a brief description of the icon or button’s function. In Premiere Pro, tool tips can be helpful for learning the program and for quickly reminding yourself of what a particular icon or button does.

How to Enable Tool Tips in Premiere Pro

To enable tool tips in Premiere Pro, follow these steps:

  1. Open Preferences: Go to Premiere Pro > Preferences.
  2. Navigate to General Settings: In the Preferences window, select General from the list on the left.
  3. Enable Tool Tips: Under the User Interface section, check the box next to Enable Tool Tips.
  4. Close Preferences: Click OK to close the Preferences window.

Troubleshooting

If you are not seeing tool tips in Premiere Pro, even after you have enabled them, try the following:

  • Restart Premiere Pro: Close Premiere Pro and then reopen it.
  • Reset Preferences: Reset Premiere Pro’s preferences to their default values. To do this, go to Premiere Pro > Preferences > General and click the Reset Preferences to Default button.
  • Update Premiere Pro: Make sure you are running the latest version of Premiere Pro.

Tips for Using Tool Tips

Here are a few tips for using tool tips in Premiere Pro:

  • Hover over icons and buttons: The most obvious way to use tool tips is to hover over icons and buttons. This will display a pop-up window with a brief description of the icon or button’s function.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut: You can also display tool tips by pressing the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) key and then hovering over an icon or button. This is helpful if you want to keep your hands on the keyboard.
  • Use the tool tip preview: In the User Interface section of the Preferences window, you can choose whether to Show tool tips on hover or Show tool tips after a delay. If you choose Show tool tips after a delay, you will have a few seconds to read the tool tip before it disappears.

Conclusion

Tool tips can be a helpful way to learn Premiere Pro and to quickly remind yourself of what a particular icon or button does. By following the steps above, you can enable tool tips in Premiere Pro and start using them to your advantage.

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