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

johnywhy
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[Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Hi

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:
35m1448.png

Running xfce on puppy linux lucid 5.2.8

Thanks!

Last edited by johnywhy (2019-08-18 14:56:15)


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

Nomer
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Re: [Solved] 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,
Nomer

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

eric_the_idiot
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Re: [Solved] 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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#4 2019-08-04 08:43:43

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Eric, bug is reported as Fixed. Your gtk command still works.


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#5 2019-08-04 12:32:08

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

I wonder if it will work with 4.14pre3 after creating the file:

echo "gtk-enable-tooltips = 0" >> ~/.gtkrc-3.0

Will test it.

EDIT: logged out/in, doesn't work.

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#6 2019-08-04 13:31:10

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Maybe you could add that to the bug report, and change to "not fixed"? smile Or, new bug report?

I added it to the xfce wishlist (first item under Project Wide)
https://wiki.xfce.org/wish_list

Doesn't bother me, since i don't use session mgr.

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#7 2019-08-04 13:44:26

ToZ
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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Have a read through this post. It identifies how to hide tooltips in GTK3.

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#8 2019-08-04 14:02:51

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

ToZ wrote:

Have a read through this post. It identifies how to hide tooltips in GTK3.

Thx ToZ, but I don't see anything there about panel tooltips.


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#9 2019-08-04 14:12:36

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Using the "tooltips" designator, will affect all GTK3 tooltips - including those on the panel. If you want to affect only xfce4-panel tooltips, use something like:

.xfce4-panel tooltip { opacity: 0 }

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#10 2019-08-04 14:44:38

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

ToZ wrote:

to affect only xfce4-panel tooltips:

.xfce4-panel tooltip { opacity: 0 }

Do i put that into ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css ?

i'm getting

% cat ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
cat: /home/johny/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css: No such file or directory

Create a new file?

Tried this (after removing Jerry's gtk3 fix). Still getting panel tooltips.

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#11 2019-08-04 15:16:02

johnywhy
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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Jerry3904 wrote:
echo "gtk-enable-tooltips = 0" >> ~/.gtkrc-3.0

This doesn't remove panel tooltips at all on my desktop.
Only the .gtkrc-2.0 method works.


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#12 2019-08-04 18:06:26

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

This will only work for the GTK3-build of xfce4-panel - which is version 4.13 or higher. Lower versions are built on GTK2 which is why the .gtkrc-2.0 version works.

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#13 2019-08-04 18:10:53

johnywhy
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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

ToZ wrote:

This will only work for version 4.13 or higher.

i'm getting

% xfce4-about
xfce4-about-Message: No vendor information found in "/usr/share/xfce4/vendorinfo".

and then a popup window which says "4.14pre". Shouldn't it work?
thx


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#14 2019-08-04 18:18:41

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

What does:

xfce4-panel -V

...say?

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#15 2019-08-04 18:20:36

johnywhy
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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

% xfce4-panel -V
xfce4-panel 4.12.2 (Xfce 4.14pre2)

is 4.13 released yet?


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#16 2019-08-04 18:40:43

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Which distro are you using? Xfce 4.14pre2 should come packaged with xfce4-panel 4.13.

Edit: strange that Archlabs doesn't. xfce4-panel 4.13 is the development version. Many sub releases have already occurred. It will become 4.14 when Xfce 4.14 is officially released in a week or so.

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#17 2019-08-04 19:50:40

johnywhy
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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

ToZ wrote:

Xfce 4.14pre2 should come packaged with xfce4-panel 4.13.

"pre2"? I just have "pre"

xfce4-panel 4.13 is the development version

and therefor shouldn't be installed yet on my arch, correct?

thx


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#18 2019-08-04 22:17:07

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

Actually, it does state pre2:

% xfce4-panel -V
xfce4-panel 4.12.2 (Xfce 4.14pre2)

Looks like Xfce is incorrectly reporting the pre versions. Arch doesn't have the pre-release releases in their repositories.

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#19 2019-08-04 22:20:26

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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

ToZ wrote:

Actually, it does state pre2

oops, my bad. Regardless, isn't GTK2 a safe bet for now, since 3 isn't even release yet?

thx


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#20 2019-10-27 18:16:23

johnywhy
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Re: [Solved] How to Hide Tooltips and System Tray?

on archlabs, none of the above methods work


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