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Hover text on bottom bar of window

asked 2018-11-17 09:38:29 +0200

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updated 2018-11-17 10:39:31 +0200

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I'm on a Mac. When I hover over say the Search down icon some text comes up in a little box which actually covers the 'search down' icon so I can't click it. I have to keep moving the cursor until the silly hover text goes. What is this hover text called and how can I get rid of it?


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What do you mean by "Search down icon"?

Can you post a screenshot of the problem (or a link to one)?

BigRAl gravatar imageBigRAl ( 2018-11-17 15:04:37 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-11-18 10:05:46 +0200

updated 2018-11-18 10:09:57 +0200

Hello @happyhacker.

I am not able to test this on Mac right now, and I suppose some menu items will have other names, but I believe you will figure it out. Here is the the source topic and the solution steps for Win7 / LO

  1. Select Tools -> Options... in top menu. I think it should be LibreOffice -> Preferences on Mac system
  2. Navigate to LibreOffice -> Advanced screen and select Open Expert Configuration AdancedOptions screen
  3. Search for org.openoffice.Office.Common in the Search window org.openoffice.Office.Common screen
  4. Select Help --- Tip --- boolean --- true line and press Edit to change value to False
  5. Confirm changes with Ok
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answered 2018-11-17 23:26:32 +0200

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OK, see the down arrow highlighted. There will be a hover box with 'Find Next' in it. I want to suppress these hover notices as they get in the way and are so obvious anyway. I cannot show the actual hover as the screen capture requires the pointer to be moved to select the screen area on a Mac screen. Thanks.

I find the Help on Libre Office useless. I have never yet found what I was searching for.

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They are often called Tool Tips - search the Help for tips

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2018-11-18 00:51:52 +0200 )edit

Search for 'tips' did not bring up any result. looked through the whole of the Preferences: Nothing. Thanks for the tip.

happyhacker gravatar imagehappyhacker ( 2018-11-18 08:17:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-11-18 07:53:41 +0200

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An alternative: You can pull the toolbar on the handlebar with the mouse button anywhere else, where it does not bother. Can this help you?

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Actually that does thanks. I see now after searching Tools that tips are always enabled. That's pretty useless in a system where the icons are designed to be pretty obvious.

happyhacker gravatar imagehappyhacker ( 2018-11-18 08:30:56 +0200 )edit

Program changes and suggestions for improvement can be entered in Bugzilla.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2018-11-18 08:36:29 +0200 )edit

Many thanks. I have changed it to false. Rather non intuitive and I had undocked the search panel so learnt a bit more. Thanks for your time.

happyhacker gravatar imagehappyhacker ( 2018-11-18 18:56:56 +0200 )edit
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