Please disable pop-up balloons related to tracked changes in Online Word
In Online Word, when the cursor passes over a tracked change, a giant annoying pop-up balloon takes over (contains the user's name, date of the change and what the change was). In a collaborative document with myriad tracked changes, it's impossible to navigate with all these balloons popping up all over the place. PLEASE give us an option to disable these pop-ups in Online Word. Thank you!
Julian Burgos commented
It is amazing that this is still an issue. The balloon provides useless information, repeating the changes that are already visible in the tracked changes, and it makes it impossible to edit a document with mulitple previous edits. The trick (at least in Linux) is not to use the mouse to move the cursor, and only use the arrow keys. In this way the balloons do not show up.
this is worst than that. the pop-up balloons move the insertion point randomly when the mouse cursor is over the balloons. it's absolutely impossible to work with track changes on.
This is clearly a "feature" that was not very well designed. If you are editing a large block of text inserted by a collaborator, the only way to work is to make sure that the mouse cursor is off the screen and only use the keyboard to move around. Otherwise, the pop-up balloon shows up and covers a big chunk of the screen.
This is so incredibly frustrating. The pop-ups make it nearly impossible to collaborate on a document.
Cédric Villeneuve commented
My organisation and I have to deal with that issue as well and a lot of time has been spent to find a solution and it seems there isn't any yet....