General Create Custom Shortcut Comment for Pop-up Description in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to create a custom comment pop-up description for a shortcut for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

When you hover over a file, folder, drive, or desktop items in Windows, a pop-up description (infotip) will show displaying basic property details (metadata) of the item such as Date created, Size, Folders and Files a folder contains, etc...

When you hover over a shortcut, the pop-up description will show the shortcut's target location by default.

If you like, you can specify a custom comment to show as the pop-up description of a shortcut instead.

EXAMPLE: pop-up description for shortcut


Here's How:

1 Right click or press and hold on a shortcut, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)


2 In the Shortcut tab, type the custom comment (ex: "Shared Pictures on NAS drive") you want in the Comment box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

To undo this, you would just need to clear the Comment box.


3 Refresh (F5) the desktop or File Explorer window the shortcut is on to apply the changes.

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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