The info popup

Hi. I was wondering if we could do something about the info popup. This is the tooltip window that appears when the cursor is over an image in the filmstrip for more than a second or two.

I hate it. I absolutely hate it.

It appears unexpectedly, and I’ve been conditioned to move the cursor when it appears, but all too often, the cursor merely ends up hovered over another image in the filmstrip, and another popup appears. There is very little space in the window that is safe from triggering the popup.

The popup window is too large, too distracting, takes up too much real estate, and gets in the way. It is a constant interruption. It definitely has useful information, but having it always armed and ready to appear is bad UX design.

I suggest a preferences toggle to display/suppress the popup, and a command-I to summon image info on demand.

I hate this incessant behavior so much I am willing to fund its removal.

Please … I am begging you.


That issue was resolved some time ago in the middle of March, for the Windows version at least, when PL 3.2 was released. if you’re on a Mac I believe it was resolved in there as well. If you are running 3.2, go to Preferences and in the Display tab the last option in the Image browser section, “Info Panel” allows you to turn off that behavior.


I see no such preference.

Which version of PL are you using? And is it on a Mac or PC? In Windows it is version 3.2.0 Build 4344.


Mac DXO 3.2.1…

I am not on a Mac so cannot speak to what might have been implemented there. I will do a little research to see if I can find any references to the Mac. I’m surprised it was resolved on one platform without being resolved on the other.


Here is the link to the entire thread on the subject. Apparently there were some Mac issues that needed to be resolved. I don’t know whether it has been implemented on that platform yet.


It has not been was implemented.
However one can use the keystroke “i” for temporary relief.

Hopefully it will be in the next Mac release.


Hi sorry yes, I should have provided more detail. I am on PL3 3.2.1 Build 51, Mac OS Mojave. There are no preference options to eliminate this behavior.

Thanks Mark, I missed that thread when I did a search (or I was too impatient and peeved at the moment, which is more likely true).

Interesting that this is a Mac-only behavior and that there are issues controlling it or suppressing it on that platform only, Thanks for the link.