Bug 449162 - Allow disabling tooltips
Summary: Allow disabling tooltips
Alias: None
Product: krusader
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.2
Platform: openSUSE Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Krusader Bugs Distribution List
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-01-25 17:18 UTC by info
Modified: 2023-05-08 16:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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much to big tooltip, wich cant be disabled. (182.87 KB, image/jpeg)
2022-01-25 17:18 UTC, info

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Description info 2022-01-25 17:18:19 UTC
Created attachment 145929 [details]
much to big tooltip, wich cant be disabled.

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1. disable all tootltips in all  config in all KDE
2.  use krusader or very many programs, still tooltips
(3. the KDE's saied its no fault of KDE no more, cause the Programs have to buildin.)

 tootltips still there, cant be disabled.

no more tooltips like 15.1 and before (i think i remember)

Linux/KDE Plasma: Opensuse Leap 15.3
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.6
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.76.0
Qt Version: 5.12.7

there used to be many more tooltips setting options in KDE.
These were shrunk and still worked, if I remember correctly, until opensuse leap15.1.
Apparently then someone saw that much more config is switched with much less buttons than before and took away some setting effects.
the old switches are still missing in the config options of course.
The KDE's say its up to the Programs to correct.

Here is an ancient overview of switches that once additonally existed in KDE, but far before opensuse leap 15.1, but (these seem to be left unchecked somewhere.)
Translated from german with deepl:

... of the WindowButtons: SystemSettings/AppearancePicture and Behaviour of the desktop/AppearancePicture of the desktop/WindowDecoration/Buttons: "Show short info for window buttons" deactivate

... in the control bar: SystemSettings/Appearance and behavior of the workspace/Behavior of the workspace/Workspace: deactivate "Show information
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2023-05-08 16:32:21 UTC
There is some confusion here, from myself as well. I recently learned that the option in question is not in fact a global option, and only affects Plasma panel tooltips. It's definitely not clear.

The current plan is to delete the option entirely, but we might end up being convinced to instead simply move it into the Panel settings window to make it clear that it's a Panel-specific setting.

There is no chance we'll actually make it a global setting that applies to all tooltips including this one, as such a thing would be practically impossible end end up being a "broken promise" setting; see https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/Design/Lessons_Learned#%22Broken_promise%22_global_options.

It might be possible to add an app-specific setting to disable tooltips here, though.