Originally Posted by mattst
Using: Ubuntu-Lucid with Gnome.
The Workspace Switcher displays pop-up messages (or should I call them 'tips'), EG. 'Current workspace: Desk 1' and 'Click to start dragging app name'. I find these tips/pop-up messages annoying and find that they sometimes persist even when the mouse pointer has left their area. Can they be turned off anywhere? I've hunted around but can't find how to turn them off.
In my opinion, Ubuntu is setup to seduce Windows users into a promising adventure... The penalty is, that Ubuntu needs to give pentiti the feeling that they are still 'home' on TOS (The Other System).
If you want to get rid of this kind of things, switch over to a real Linux. Slackware, Slax, Knoppix, Debian, DSL, Fedora, red Hat, etc.
I used to run SuSE on a ew compuers but I ditched it. It was too much work turning off all the appetizers that were just there to please the MS pentiti (AFAIK pentiti is italian for (maffia) defector).