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#1 2011-10-10 03:44:18

Registered: 2011-10-09
Posts: 56

How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?


two questions about the bottom panel.

-is there any way to hide the window tooltips when i hover mouse over a window button? Better would be to change delay before tips appear.

-is there any way to hide some of the status bar icons, such as Glipper clipboard, battery icon, network status, etc? Best would be to hide individual icons, instead of all icons.

see image:

Running xfce on puppy linux lucid 5.2.8


Last edited by johnywhy (2011-10-10 03:45:42)


#2 2011-10-12 01:57:32

Registered: 2011-07-19
Posts: 14

Re: How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Hi johnwhy,

What version of xfce are you running? (You can try 'xfce4-about' on the command line or choose "About Xfce" from the menu.)

I don't know about the tool tips.

In regards to hide certain icons in the status bar you can do this, in Xfce 4.8:
- put your mouse over the status bar icons (also know as the "notification area" or the "tray")
- move the all the way to the bottom of the screen
- right click
- click on Properties
This will bring up a window that (among other things) contains a list of the icons in the tray.
Beside each item there is a check box.
- Check the box for each item that you want hidden.

Hope this helps,

Last edited by Nomer (2011-10-13 00:45:46)


#3 2011-12-23 18:50:30

Registered: 2011-12-23
Posts: 58

Re: How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

echo "gtk-enable-tooltips = 0" >> ~/.gtkrc-2.0
Will disable tooltips. Be warned, there's a bug in xfdesktop where that option will break selecting icons on your desktop. There's a patch available if you want to test it out. The bug report is at: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8192


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