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Can't move desktop icons with "gtk-enable-tooltips = 0" in ~/.gtkrc-2.0


Description Thomas Haenig 2011-11-25 09:59:36 CET
when adding "gtk-enable-tooltips = 0"

to ~/.gtkrc-2.0

to disable all tooltips (especially for desktop icons they are more than annoying), this works as desired but with this setting I am no longer able to move my desktop icons, and can't even make a transparent selection rectangle covering multiple icons or even an empty part of the desktop.

As soon as I reenable tooltips by removing the mentioned line from ~/.gtkrc-2.0, everything goes back to "normal".

System here is OpenSuSE 12.1, i586

I also found an identical report (for an older xfce version) here:
Comment 1 Eric Koegel editbugs 2011-12-04 18:56:21 CET
Created attachment 4002 
[PATCH] Added a call to gdk_window_get_pointer in  xfdesktop_icon_view_motion_notify so that it will continute  to receive the needed event messages.

This patch will allow you to disable tool tips and still select/drag icons on the desktop. Please try it out and report any issues.
Comment 2 Nick Schermer editbugs 2012-01-16 08:35:00 CET
This is an incorrect approach.
Comment 3 Eric Koegel editbugs 2012-02-10 09:43:52 CET
I was using http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-list/2007-July/msg00041.html to  figure out how to get the notify events when tooltips are disabled. Aside from not using the motion notify events at all, is there a better way?
Comment 4 Eric Koegel editbugs 2012-02-11 19:30:53 CET
Created attachment 4186 
[PATCH] Change to POINTER_MOTION_HINT_MASK & use gdk_event_request_motions

Changed to POINTER_MOTION_HINT_MASK and use gdk_event_request_motions
to keep the events going. Hopefully this the correct way to do it.
Comment 5 Nick Schermer editbugs 2012-02-12 14:23:05 CET
If this works it looks better. Feel free to push in branch.
Comment 6 Eric Koegel editbugs 2012-02-13 06:29:57 CET
Fixed in 385fc14.
Comment 7 johny why 2012-06-02 17:58:49 CEST
in saluki puppy linux 022, this setting seems to affect scrolling in the web-browser, triggered by entering edit mode in a post in a forum (possibly any textbox). i cannot grab the vertical scrollbox and pull it up or down. Also seems to cause abnormal mouse-pointers in the browser (i-beam when it should be arrowhead, arrowhead when it should be a hand or i-beam).
Comment 8 johny why 2012-06-02 18:00:12 CEST
my previous note refers to google chrome, as installed from puppy package manager. have not tested further.

Bug #8192

Reported by:
Thomas Haenig
Reported on: 2011-11-25
Last modified on: 2012-06-02


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