I know I've seen this brought up on one of the trac items, but in IE7/8 there is no way to close the pointers. I don't recall any solution/attention being posted.
The close button is just plain text in these browsers. I know I know...upgrade. But it's not an option at work, I'm stuck with what I'm given. It's where I do all my work.
I can obviously just disable the things.... just wanted to see if a fix is coming.
**I use the admin dropdown menu.... so the pointers cover up half of my menu items being stuck there like that