[arch-general] [Xfce] Notification area tooltips gone

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Tue Jan 29 20:21:45 UTC 2019

On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:09:21 -0500, Murari via arch-general wrote:
>Hi all,
>For some months now, the icons in my notification area haven't been
>showing me tooltips. I don't quite know when this started, but I do
>remember that this was working before. I get tooltips for all my
>launchers in the panel, but neither the Power Manager system tray icon
>nor the NetworkManager applet show any tooltips on mouseover. FWIW,
>~/.gtkrc-2.0 has 'gtk-enable-tooltips=1'.

Both, xfce4-panel as well as xfce4-power-manager depends on libxfce4ui
and libxfce4ui depends on gtk2 and gtk3, so you might need to
configure .config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini, too.

FWIW I'm using lxpanel and fbpanel, both depend on gtk2 only. I neither
have a tooltip setting in my .gtkrc-2.0, nor in
the .config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini, but tooltips are shown by the panel.

My guess is that Xfce4 is a gtk2/gtk3 hybrid, still migrating from one
to the other, but I might be mistaken.

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