Ubuntu tooltips is the mouse-over pop-up text boxes that say something about what you’re going to click on.
If you don’t need the tooltips and wanna disable them, follow the method below.
Method 1: Use CompizConfig Settings Manager to make tooltips total transparent, so that you can’t see them.
Install CCSM if need. Use software center or execute this command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Launch CCSM, enable Opacity, Brightness and Saturation and click to go into its configuration window.
Create a window rule like this:
Method 2: Create file .gtkrc-2.0 under
/home/usrname/ and set tooltips’ value to false.
Open up a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T, or launch from the dash), create .gtkrc-2.0 and edit it via:
cd gedit .gtkrc-2.0
copy and paste this line into the file and save it.
gtk-enable-tooltips = 0
Now restart and see effect!
Note: Both methods won’t take effect when mouse-over Launcher icons.