Can I disable the tooltip shown at the side of the Launcher icon when hovered by the mouse. These are nice, but I want to disable them, because when I press "Dash Home" button on the launcher, then want to write something on the dash, I can't see the letters because of the tooltip.

How can I disable the Unity tooltip from hiding search string in dash? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have given a screenshot of the launcher. My problem is basically with this

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Update 1

I have given advice to follow this answer in chat discussion, but nothing has changed.

Update 2

As an answer suggests, I updated unity to the latest version. It is now unity 5.12.0. as the below output indicates

$ unity --version
unity 5.12.0
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    I don't see that problem in Unity 3D: see this screenshot. What are you running? That doesn't look like the default launcher icon either... – ish Jun 29 '12 at 5:35
  • @izx, I am running Unity 3D in Edubuntu. I also have Ubuntu installed with Unity 3D. But both are same. Only the icon is different – Anwar Jun 29 '12 at 5:41
  • Can you take a screenshot with Shutter, with the Capture Cursor option enabled? I'm just confused because this behavior was a bug, but was fixed before 11.10. – ish Jun 29 '12 at 5:45
  • @izx, I have updated the screenshot, with capture cursor enabled. – Anwar Jun 29 '12 at 6:06
  • Are you installing Unity 3D from external PPA, or From Ubuntu Repositories. Because frankly this doesn't happens in Ubuntu Unity 3D Dash Bar. – atenz Jun 29 '12 at 6:12

I tried using the Live USB , your mentioned problem persists in Default Ubuntu 12.04 Unity (5.10.0-0ubuntu6) release, well you need to do a System update where currently Unity is updated to unity (5.12-0ubuntu1.1).

You can refer the Change Log, which states

Dash - Make statefulness of Dash Home and Dash Lenses consistent (LP: #914759))

Dash - Remove Dash Home shortcut icons (LP: #885738)

Dash text input does not get focus (LP: #774447)

Note: According to confirmed bug report here

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.12-0ubuntu1.1 unity (12-0ubuntu1.1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  • Cherry pick upstream fixes.

    • Fix UnityViewWindow background when blur is disabled (LP: #989291)
    • App icon on the Unity Launcher lost track of running instance (LP: #772063)
    • No launcher icon or Alt+Tab entry for Gimp windows (LP: #995916)
    • Locked smuxi launcher icon does not indicate smuxi running status (LP: #999820)
    • Fix dash search field hidden by tooltips (LP: #978030)
    • Launcher is silent to screen reader users (LP: #949448)
    • Fix 3D apps running much slower under Unity (LP: #987304)
    • Reduced number of calls to ResultViewGrid::QueueDraw
    • Reduced number of calls to BGHash::RefreshColor -- Alan Pope Wed, 23 May 2012 18:10:49 +0100

    I guess for it to work , you will have to Enable the Precise-proposed repository option from Software Source in Update column.

  • Try rebooting or resetting Unity. – atenz Jun 29 '12 at 8:32
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    Awesome find, @tijybba! precise-updates has the update - proposed is not needed. Anwar, make sure you have precise-updates in your sources.list, then do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -- then reboot! – ish Jun 29 '12 at 8:40
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    Yes !! Awesome work @tijybba. after resetting by unity --reset it worked! Thanks. @izx thanks you also – Anwar Jun 29 '12 at 8:48

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