Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Beans
    3

    Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    Any suggestions how to turn of the balloon notifcations or popup ballons throughout Xubuntu 14.04. It does seem quite silly to have a large ballon tip that says eg "rubbish bin" when you hover over the rubbish bin. Thks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Beans
    3

    Re: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    AND for the future mentally challenged folk amongst us..the answer is: Right click on your desktop - desktop settings - icons tab - disable "show icon tooltips"
    SO where do I collect my prize..

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Maine
    Beans
    1,504
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    One way is to run the following in a terminal.
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service.disabled
    just copy and past it to avoid typos.
    To reverse it type
    Code:
    sudo mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service.disabled /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service
    Dave
    Registered Linux User #462608
    Ubuntu 14.04.1 /Xubuntu 14.04.1

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Maine
    Beans
    1,504
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    Glad you found it
    Dave
    Registered Linux User #462608
    Ubuntu 14.04.1 /Xubuntu 14.04.1

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    France.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Lubuntu Development Release

    Re: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by matt103 View Post
    AND for the future mentally challenged folk amongst us..the answer is: Right click on your desktop - desktop settings - icons tab - disable "show icon tooltips"
    SO where do I collect my prize..
    You won the prize indeed : you can now go to Thread Tools, and mark your thread as solved, congrats

    (and in the future, even if I understand it was a light or funny remark, please bear in mind that your first sentence can make some people uneasy. I'm sure my very nice neighbors would feel uncomfortable or sad reading this, they have a kid, you know..).
    | My old and mostly abandoned blog |
    Linux user #413984 ; Ubuntu user #178
    J'aime les fraises.
    Nighty night me lovelies!

    | Reinstalling Ubuntu ? Please check this bug first ! |
    | Using a ppa ? Please install ppa-purge from universe, you may need it should you want to revert packages back |
    | No support requests by PM, thanks |

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bombay
    Beans
    6,027
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    If you don't want to turn off the icon tooltip altogether but just make it less huge, look for:
    Code:
    XfdesktopIconView::tooltip-size = 32
    in your theme's gtkrc and change the value there.
    de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum -- Wiktionary

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bombay
    Beans
    6,027
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    [QUOTE=kc1di;13019519]One way is to run the following in a terminal.
    ...
    What you describe is a way to turn off the notifications. As it turns out, OP wanted to prevent tooltips from appearing on the Xfce desktop.
    de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum -- Wiktionary

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Beans
    3

    Re: Xubuntu 14.04 Turnoff Balloon notifications

    Quote Originally Posted by bapoumba View Post
    You won the prize indeed : you can now go to Thread Tools, and mark your thread as solved, congrats

    (and in the future, even if I understand it was a light or funny remark, please bear in mind that your first sentence can make some people uneasy. I'm sure my very nice neighbors would feel uncomfortable or sad reading this, they have a kid, you know..).
    Thank you for the advice regarding closing the thread, I will do this now.
    Your additional politically corrective comments draw unnecessary attention to obvious humour.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •