When I use Overwatch, for instance, I have to go through an extra menu to use the ability where the game "explains" what the ability does. You'd think that by the 50th mission, I'd have figured out how to use these abilites but the game assumes I'm an idiot. How do I turn off the Ability Tips then?
It really isn't about the tip, it's about showing confirmation button. I've spend considerable amount of time trying to figure out how to turn this off and found nothing.
However, whenever you're using keyboard shortcut, there is no confirmation needed.
Default bindings you can use:
Y — overwatch
R — reload
X — toggle primary/secondary weapon
B — hunker down
1 - 9 — abilities, counting left from right (annoying to use, as this constantly changes)
F2 - F11 — targets