Although Ubuntu is a fantastic Linux distribution they have done quite a few annoying things by default in a effort to create a more user friendly work environment. One of these things is the tool tips and descriptions which pop up whenever the mouse is hovered over anything. This happens for links, applications, folders and pretty much everything else. Its seriously annoying for a seasoned Linux user so I embarked on a quest to disable it. Fortunately its very easy.
1. Press Alt – F2 to open up a run dialog box
- sudo gconf-editor
3. Once the editor comes up, navigate to the following key:
- apps > panel > global
4. On the right hand side scroll down until you see: tooltips_enabled box
5. Uncheck the box and close out the editor