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Old 06-03-2004, 06:51 PM   #1
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annoying tooltips in gnome


They are getting annoying now I control gnome mostly with my keyboard. They just appear and do not disappear. Does anyone know how to turn them off?
 
Old 06-15-2004, 04:45 AM   #2
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Red face 2 places to enable/disable them

control panel->desktop->panel->Miscellaneous
and
control panel->sawfish window manager->miscellaneous->tooltips
 
Old 06-15-2004, 02:55 PM   #3
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I don't have desktop and sawfish window manager in my control panel. Or we must talking about something else. I have seriously been looking for it, but I really can't find it...
 
Old 10-28-2006, 11:36 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sterrenkijker
I don't have desktop and sawfish window manager in my control panel. Or we must talking about something else. I have seriously been looking for it, but I really can't find it...
tooltips in gnome are still annoying. Has anyone ever figured out where the option is to disable them?
 
Old 06-10-2009, 12:39 PM   #5
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Tooltips remain irremovable

Well, more than two years since the last post, Gnome tooltips remain a major annoyance. Has anybody found a way to disable them? (Of course I could just get rid of Gnome altogether --again-- and use a barebones approach with IceWm, but I thought I'd give Gnome another try with my current Ubuntu 8.04 installation.)

I found one person's successful solution (use gconf-editor > apps > global where there's a box to uncheck for tooltips) but it didn't work for my installation.

I'd love to get rid of these cluttering little boxes that obscure exactly what you'd *like* to be reading.

(And I hope I'm OK in posting here in the Debian forum, since Ubuntu is Debian-based....)
 
Old 06-10-2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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Figure out which package actually provides this annoyance and then purge that. Mind that it may take a whole lot of Gnome too, but that may be solved by installing the gnome-core package. Also mind that the offending package might be a (inappropriate) dependency of a package you actually want...

In fact, as I don't want a lot of garbage Gnome installs by default I stick to installing the gnome-core package instead. That still installs some annoying dependencies on its own, but much less then the standard gnome package does... (but then, I don't have flash and other "multi-media rich-internet experience" crap... )
 
Old 06-11-2009, 12:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for your very prompt reply. I will try to narrow down the source of the annoying tooltip display, but I have limited confidence I'll find it -- or a solution, for that matter -- as reading in other forums strongly hints that you'd have to recompile some stuff, including perhaps the kernel, to get rid of the tooltips. They may be born at a fairly basic level, and I'm not that skilled. I may be able just to specify "no panels" and replace them with pypanel or something equivalent that's available these days. (Haven't used pypanel in a couple of years at least.)

Thanks for the hint about gnome-core package. I'm going to copy your reply and keep it in my notes in case I can use that info one of these days.
 
  


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