Alt text for menu Items?

Simon Steinbeiß simon at
Tue Apr 29 23:05:51 UTC 2014

Hey Jeff,

Great to hear! :)
You can simply go to the setting of whiskermenu (that's the name of the new applications menu we're shipping) and tick the option "Show application descriptions".
It won't show tooltips, but it should do what you want (if I understood you correctly).


On Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:44:15 -0500
Jeff Hanson <jeff at> wrote:

> Project:CC <> is creating their new Image with Xubuntu
> 14.04 and so far we love it! But we van give a great review later. :)
> We noticed the items in the amazing new menu don't have any hover over "alt
> text" giving the description of the program. This is pretty important to us
> because we end up installing all 4 Edubuntu packs and some other things. So
> there are a lot of great programs, but we are putting the software in labs
> where people haven't used ubuntu, and the alt text can save some time!
> Any ideas on how to turn this on?
> Again the new Xubuntu menu is exactly what we needed and even the menu
> editor is better. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!
> Also am I sending this to the right list again?
> Thanks,
> Jeff Hanson
> Director of Operations
> Project: Community Computers
> 6087519139

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