I want to change the tooltips for some icons in unity launcher. Is there any way we can do that?
The unity launcher icons are defined by .desktop files - usually from
The tooltip is the Name= section in this file - for example, the default seahorse.desktop file looks like:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Passwords and Encryption Keys Comment=Manage your passwords and encryption keys Exec=seahorse Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=seahorse Categories=GNOME;GTK;Security;Settings; StartupNotify=true X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=seahorse X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=general X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version=2.32.0 X-GNOME-DocPath=seahorse/seahorse.xml X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=seahorse
To change the tooltip on a per user basis, copy the desktop file to your local applications folder i.e.
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications cp /usr/share/applications/seahorse.desktop ~/.local/share/applications
Then edit this file with you favourite editor and change the
Name= value for example
In the image I've changed
Name= to be:
Name=my new tooltip
Open Nautilus and browse to the folder
~/.local/share/applications and drag and drop
seahorse.desktop to the launcher