Osnap has grey box behind cursor

On my laptop the osnap shows a white box with the text of the snap object and also a grey box and some kind of crosshairs that obstruct the view in an annoying way. my desktop rhino does not do this… I cant figure out how to turn it off? any ideas thanks. e

Do you have cursor tooltips turned on with some options like command line checked?

Options > Modeling Aids > Cursor tooltips


it was disabled but checked. i enabled tooltips and unchecked it and they are gone! thanks!!!