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When I click a file in Nautilus, a tooltip appears at the bottom-right of the window, displaying the file's name and size. This info is on top on the file's description columns, such as "size", "date modified", so I can never see them for the bottom file.

Is there a way to remove the tooltip, or make it appear elsewhere? here's an example image of the occluding tooltip:

occluding tooltip

Clarification: I am not interested in a solution of sorting the files by another order. This will interrupt my workflow.

BTW, It appears that a similar question has been asked as well and not answered.

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You can move the mouse over the tooltip for it to disappear temporarily.

hover over tooltip animation


As an alternative you could replace Nautilus with Nemo, which has the old-style status bar instead.

  • That's weird, that doesn't work for me. The tooltip remains in its place. – Amir Rosenfeld Mar 20 at 15:04
  • I use 16.04 / Nautilus 3.14.3 – pLumo Mar 20 at 15:06
  • This is exactly my setting. – Amir Rosenfeld Mar 20 at 15:18
  • Works the same when I switch to Ambiance theme ... so not theme-dependent – pLumo Mar 20 at 15:20

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