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#1 2018-08-01 19:11:19

johnywhy
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How to hide text-image on drag?

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When i drag highlighted text, an image of the text being dragged sticks to the mouse. That image obscures the drop point-- you can't see the insertion point because it's blocked by the image. You can't see where you're about to drop the text.

How to turn off the image that sticks to the mouse, or change it's opacity?

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#2 2018-08-01 22:30:19

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Re: How to hide text-image on drag?

I'm not sure if that tooltip can be selectively disabled. In GTK3, you can either disable or enable all tooltips throughout the system.

However, in your situation, the tooltip would have full opacity if you enable the compositor. If it is enabled, then it might be an issue with your video card driver.


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#3 2018-08-02 00:51:27

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Re: How to hide text-image on drag?

Would or wouldn't?

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#4 2018-08-02 02:50:28

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Re: How to hide text-image on drag?

The tooltip would have full opacity if you had the compositor enabled.


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#5 2018-08-02 05:32:52

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Re: How to hide text-image on drag?

tooltip would have full opacity if you enable the compositor.

My tooltip has full opacity; therefore I must have enabled the compositor. Correct?


If it is enabled, then it might be an issue with your video card driver.

What must be an issue?

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#6 2018-08-02 11:32:07

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Re: How to hide text-image on drag?

johnywhy wrote:

tooltip would have full opacity if you enable the compositor.

My tooltip has full opacity; therefore I must have enabled the compositor. Correct?

I think I'm using the wrong word. The tooltip in your image is not transparent. To make it transparent, enable the compositor (Settings Manager > Window Manager Tweaks > Compositor > Enable Display Compositing).

This will show you its status:

xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -lv | grep use_compositing

Does that help with making it easier to drop the text?

Last edited by ToZ (2018-08-02 11:34:01)


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#7 2018-08-04 17:51:04

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Re: How to hide text-image on drag?

Yep, that's it. But that causes another issue.

The specific setting is "Opacity of popup windows". That changes opacity of the text-image.

Unfortunately, that setting also changes opacity of window icons when cycling with alt-tab, AND changes opacity of right-click context-menus. That is a problem.

Any way to just turn off that text image, instead of changing it's opacity?

THX

Last edited by johnywhy (2018-08-04 18:03:37)


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