Questions tagged [tooltip]

A tooltip is usually a pop-up box containing extra information about an item, which appears when a user hovers their cursor over it.

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Tooltips in Geany: improve or disable?

Ubuntu 20.04.1 Theme: Yaru light Geany v 1.36 In Geany, mouse-over tooltips have a big padding and are positioned such that they regularly cover up the things I am trying to look at. The unnecessary ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 How to disable mouse hover tooltips over Dock

When I was running Ubuntu 18.04, I used the answer here to disable the tooltips when hovering over the dock by the mouse. After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, that solution no longer works. Is there a ...
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Customizing tooltips in Ubuntu Mate 20.04

I am using Ubuntu Mate 20.04 How can I customize the appearance (i.e. background, font color... ) of tooltips? Maybe through dconf-editor or command line?
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Corrupted tooltips on Ubuntu 18.04.3

Since a few weeks i have an issue with incorrectly displayed tooltips. Does anyone else here have the same problem and know a solution to fix this? Tooltip in Chrome Tooltip in VLC
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cursor tooltip broken ubuntu 18.04

Original image for Dock Original image for web application hinted element In case of hovering cursor over an application icon on the Dock panel, or over hinted elements in browser, hint text is ...
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tooltip appears unaligned ubuntu 18.04

since recently (for the last few days) I've noticed that the tooltip appear weirdly on youtube. But today I noticed that it's not only in YouTube but also in other places too such as GIMP, Clion, Lyx ...
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How can I get rid of the taskbar tooltips in Mate?

As in the pictures, I get annoying tooltips in taskbar. The DE is Mate. How can I config Mate not to show them?
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Ultmaker Cura 4 has Unreadable Tooltips?

I was using cura in Kubuntu 18.04.02 when I noticed an old tooltip issue that had been around for a while for other applications. I resolved it by (inkscape tooltips unreadable)'s answer. I checked ...
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How can I resize the size of right-click tooltip menu on Ubuntu dock?

I just don't like that size of the menu when I right-click on Ubuntu docked icons, please help me if you can. See attached screenshot for clarity.
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Change tooltip text color of Ubuntu Vimix theme

I am on Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 and trying to adjust the colors of the Vimix theme. Especially, I want to change the foreground and background (text) colors of the tooltip popups. Editing the GTK3 css ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dock mouse hover tooltips - how to disable?

I need to know if it is possible and how to disable the Ubuntu 18.04 Dock tool-tips for mouse hover the pinned application.
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Remove KDE Plasma tooltips

Simple question here. Does anybody know how to remove those tooltips Plasma shows every time you hover a button? Like this one:
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How can I change vlc tooltip font size?

When I mouse over the time bar in VLC, a tooltip is displayed indicating the hovered over video time. For me, this tooltip is very small, and hard to view unless moving closer to the screen. ...
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17.10 gnome-terminal resize info with CompizConfig Settings Manager

From a time even far before Ubuntu 13.04, there was always a method, when one resized Gnome Terminal, to see an immediate visual tooltip which showed what length and width you were resizing Gnome ...
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Weird tooltips in Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop (alongside Windows 7) and everything is working fine so far - but the tooltips in file explorer and system settings look weird (see screenshot). Did anyone have ...
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How to disable Ubuntu launcher tooltip text?

The tooltip text (hover) in the Unity launcher obscures my window previews and is rather unnecessary in general. Is there a way to disable it?
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How to remove gradient from unity tooltip?

I prefer flat design, is there a way to disable this on ubuntu 16.04 (GNOME 3.20)?
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Irrelevant tool tip text displayed in launcher for chrome

When i open any page on chrome and wrong tool tip text is displayed for it (tool tip text of a page i opened some time before) in the launcher. How do i get rid of this. I use ubuntu 14.04 32bit.
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File Manager In Xfce

In file manager in xfce, I'd like to disable tooltips if there's a way. Also, in file manager preferences > behavior > middle click, open in new tab or new window is broken, it doesn't matter which ...
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Is there a way to change the delay of the Tooltip on Browsers? [closed]

I don't like the long delay for Tooltip.I was wondering if there was a way to change the delay of the tooltip in Chrome brower.
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Minimize tool tip not disappearing

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The tool tips for the Minimize button do not disappear when a window is Maximized. The problem happens when the mouse pointer hovers over the Minimize button while the ...
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Unity equivalent to gnome drawers and/or unique icons

Back when I was using gnome I had a number of quick shortcuts to various applications with custom switches tucked away in "drawers". It meant a two-click distance to things like starting and stopping ...
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How do I remove the tool tips on the launch bar?

The title is the question. These tool tips stay until I try to click past them. They're annoying since they constantly pop up and block the view of what I'm trying to do. Unfortunately I need the ...
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Launcher tooltip display issues [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1, and it seems that I have some issues with the launcher: if I hover the mouse on an icon, it shows a horizontal line instead of the icon's name. If I hover it again, ...
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Launcher tooltip occasionally goes missing

The tooltip that appears when you mouseover applications in the launcher sometimes goes missing or doesn't show the application name correctly. Is it possible to repair this problem? This is the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Synaptic tooltips are white on yellow

Ubuntu 12.04/Precise Gnome Classic (no effects) Metacity GnomishDark theme Hi, Any ideas/suggestions on how to change the Synaptic white on yellow tooltip color ? Thanks-in-advance, - Robert
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Why is the tooltip hiding Dash Search on 12.04?

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 ...
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how to remove tooltip message feature from all of Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and user applications?

I searched and not able to find a way to do this. I find this very annoying. After installing 12.04, I keep getting these tooltip messages from all the applications I use. I want to remove this ...
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Tooltips text and background are same color in gnome-shell [closed]

My tooltips are completely black boxes. I can't tell if they are displaying incorrectly, or if it is just that I can see the text very faintly, so it must be that the text and background are both ...
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Eclipse tooltip preference bar on focus

When I hover over a suggestion line in Eclipse to view the suggestion tooltip box, and then focus on the tooltip box, a bar gets added to the bottom of the tooltip obscuring some of the text. It's ...
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How can i edit tooltips for unity launcher icons

I want to change the tooltips for some icons in unity launcher. Is there any way we can do that?
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How to change tooltip's background color in Xfce?

How do I change tooltip's background color on Ubuntu desktop "Xfce". I know how to change in Gnome but I can't find out how to do so in Xfce. Tooltip's background color in Eclipse is black, and font'...