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Old 08-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
Keith Hedger
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Turn off annoying tooltips in chrome

Well basically what the subject says I get loads of tooltips pop up when browsing a forum ( rolling over the post headings etc ) I don't know if this is a chrome or a forum thing but I don't get them when I use firefox or when I go to ( say ) the xfce forums with chrome, I have had a look at both the chrome settings and the LQ settings in my account and I just can't seem to get rid of them - I HATE TOOL TIPS!!!!!
Old 08-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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I didn't have the browser issue, but somewhat related, I did manage to stop the lousy buggers from visually polluting my Xfce desktop. This may not help your situation, but maybe worth a try. I don't really know if it's connected, though. Good luck.

Hidden files on.


Right click and open the file with gedit.

Add: gtk-enable-tooltips = 0

Save. Log out. Log in.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Well that certainly helps except that it turns off ALL tool tips in gtk But I can live with that, BTW you don't have to logout then in just quickly switch gtk themes.

I will leave this thread open for a bit in case someone comes up with a better solution but i ain't optimistic knowing google!


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