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Since Microsoft Office 2007, ribbon toolbar has been added. When I press Alt key, ribbon keytips will show.

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How can I disable keytips showing? So that when I press Alt key, I want nothing to happen, because I find it very annoying when I switch keyboard layouts with Alt+ Shiftand sometimes keytips will show.

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Have you tried changing the shortcut for keytips to the ctrl button on those systems with the other layout? – Ramhound Mar 29 '13 at 18:03
@Ramhound: How can I change the shortcut for keytips? And what is the purpose of it? I want to disable keytips shortcut, not change it to ctrl. – Peter Sivák Mar 29 '13 at 19:58
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I believe this is a "baked in" feature. It's called a UI affordance as it's meant to highlight that the Alt key will trigger those actions.

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Do you know it or do you just "believe" that I cannot disable it? – Peter Sivák Mar 29 '13 at 14:00
Well it's very hard to prove a negative. I can't find an option to disable. And 20 years of writing software makes me doubt that they would offer one. – Brad Patton Mar 29 '13 at 14:10
Ok, its very strange that such an option to disable it does not exist - but thank you for the answer. – Peter Sivák Mar 29 '13 at 14:37

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