Can tooltips appear for program names when mousing over desktop shortcuts of any item name?

Hitesh Shah chimak111 at
Sat Nov 10 03:02:42 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 5:14 AM, Lee Gold <leegold at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Sometimes a by default truncated name for a program in a desktop
> launcher/shortcut is very long and as I mouse over it I'm use to seeing
> a tooltip expanding the full name. I think there are also other cases
> when many items are shown in lists/managers and a tooltip expands out
> the name and might give metadata info about the item. If you know what
> I'm trying to get there a way to activate this enhancement in
> Lubuntu?
> Thanks

I had asked a related question here (
While I can live without the feature, I just want to make sure that it
doesn't exist and that's why I don't have it. I just want to rule out the
possibility that it is there somewhere, but we need to change some setting
somewhere to get it to kick in.
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