Updated patch for T24055 against current master.
Hey @Shane Ambler (sambler), nice change. It seems to work perfectly.
I just have one thing to note.
I'd like to see you update the tooltip for the Tooltips setting in User Preference. Otherwise there is no way for users to know that holding alt will force show tips. Something like this should work well:
Display Tooltips; if off, hold Alt to force show tooltip