Getting rid of 'balloons'

Tom H tomh0665 at
Tue Apr 20 14:46:58 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> On 20/04/10 22:54, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
>>> "Cybe R. Wizard"<cyber_wizard at>  :
>>>> Is there any way to switch off these 'balloons'?
>>>> (Using Ubuntu Lucid Beta 2.)
>>> Good luck!  I've been trying to get rid of them for ages.
>> You may also use the XFCE version:
>> # apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
>> which has no ballooons
> I could also switch back to another distro which has the ability to
> switch off these pests but that is not what I want to do :-) .
> So, looks like the bottom line is that Ubuntu is kinda primitive in this
> area :-( . Can't win them all I (unfortunatley) guess.

This is not a distro problem but a DE one; Fedora's default, for
example, is Gnome and it has the same "feature." There must be a
setting that you can edit with gconf-editor or gconftool2 to prevent
balloons from popping up.

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