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Somebody recommended that I add the following code to .gtkrc-2.0:

style "tooltips" {
    fg[NORMAL] = { 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 }
    text[NORMAL] = { 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 }
}

widget "gtk-tooltips*" style "tooltips"

How do I go about this? I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

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What exactly is the problem? "Add the following code" sounds pretty straightforward. –  Adam Byrtek May 22 '11 at 16:30
    
I am having a problem with Open Office's calc program. see here: askubuntu.com/questions/44479/… –  user11833 May 22 '11 at 17:04
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Press Alt + F2, then type

gedit ~/.gtkrc-2.0

to start the text editor gedit with the file already opened. Then copy and paste the code, save the file, log out and back in again.

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Thank you. It appears that the file is empty. Does it make sense? (I just want to make sure I am editing the right file). –  user11833 May 22 '11 at 17:04
    
Yeah, it isn't there by default. If it already would be there, you would see something when directly open it like described. –  htorque May 22 '11 at 17:16
    
Thank you. I made the change, yet, it still did not solve my problem. any idea you can help? askubuntu.com/questions/44479/… –  user11833 May 22 '11 at 20:57
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