A graphical user interface
(GUI) feature in which a small text box appears when a mouse pointer
is hovered over an icon
or button. The pop-up window
will provide details that explain the icon’s or button’s function. In some instances, though, the ScreenTip will display only the item’s name. When the mouse is moved away from the icon or button, the ScreenTip will disappear from view.
A ScreenTip is also called a ToolTip.