City of Heroes: Disable Annoying Help Pop-ups

Posted May 29, 2011 by Aaron St. Clair in Games

Every time you make a new toon in City of Heroes you’re spammed with pop-up after pop-up that assume you have never played the game. Though these pop-ups are good for new players, seasoned veterans do not need them. They will not go away until you’ve received one of every pop-up, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of them.

NOTE: There is no way to disable the pop-ups for your entire account. You will have to disable the pop-ups per toon.

Log in to a toon. Click Menu located above your health meter, and choose Options.

Go to Menu

Make sure you are viewing the General Tab.

Scroll down to Prompts.

Scroll Down To Prompts

Click “Enabled” to the right of Pop Help. This will set it to “Disabled.”

Pop Help

Do the same for “Automatic Help Pop-ups.”

Automatic Help Popups

Click the Apply Now button.

Apply Now

Click the small red X to close the Options window. (The X could be located on the top right or bottom right.)

Small Red X

 

About Aaron St. Clair

Aaron St. Clair is a tech guru studying Computer Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. When he's not tinkering with new gadgets, modding systems, or slaving away at the mercy of the Tech-Recipe overlords, you can find him exploring the high country.
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  • Stalemate .

    Hi Aaron.

    This is Stalemate. Small world and all that. 😉

    Great tip there. Should be mandatory reading for those who are in the Mentor Project.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stclairat Aaron St. Clair

    I wasn’t familiar with the Mentor Project but I looked it up and it seems like a really good idea. I plan on making more small tuts like this in the future. You’re welcome to link this page in the Mentor Project thread.