How to disable tab hover cards, that appear when the cursor is hovered over a tab?

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UPDATE: Starting in Google Chrome v91, you can no longer disable tab hover cards. The #tab-hover-cards flag has been removed, and you can only only modify #tab-hover-card-images. A demonstration of tab hover card images can be seen on dev.to

Thank you George Chakhidze for the update.

This is a new feature in Chrome v78.

To disable tab hover cards, navigate to chrome://flags/ in the address bar.

Then find/search for tab hover cards and set it to disabled.

Relaunch Chrome to apply the change.

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    You could also link directly to the specific setting: chrome://flags/#tab-hover-cards
    – aventurin
    Oct 28, 2019 at 17:37
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    In Chrome 91, the Tab Hover Cards can no longer be disabled; the setting has been removed from flags. May 25, 2021 at 21:42
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    I wonder why they removed the flag. I find the hover cards very annoying. May 26, 2021 at 21:54
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    They sure are not only annoying, but completely ignore the selected theme. Why this is a default is beyond science. May 27, 2021 at 23:32
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    Basically in v91 it is not possible to disable annoying ballon tips.
    – FrenkyB
    Jun 10, 2021 at 4:59

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