Getting rid of 'balloons'

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Tue Apr 20 16:02:23 UTC 2010

Am Dienstag, den 20.04.2010, 10:55 -0500 schrieb Cybe R. Wizard:
> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:51:41 +0200
> Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> > hit alt+f2, run gconf-editor, navigate
> > to /apps/panel/global/tooltips_enabled .... uncheck the box ...
> > does that suffice ? 
> > 
> > ciao
> > 	oli
> Nope.  If it has any effect at all I have yet to notice it.  (mine was
> already unchecked from long ago) I hope it isn't a thing for which one
> needs to reboot...
no, as all gconf settings it takes effect immediately.

the only tooltips left in lucid are actually the ones on the panel items
(if you add apps or applets to the panel) which this setting is supposed
to switch off. 

the rest of the (default) system should actually be tooltip clean beyond
some desired places like the weather icon and network manager.

if there are any tooltips seen beyond that you might have found a
bug ... (the desktop experience team did put some effort into tooltip
handling during lucid afaik)

btw, i just checked, at least for me it switches on/off tooltips on the
panel as desired

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