location of popup helpers question
annew at kde.org
Mon Sep 28 16:20:12 UTC 2009
On Monday 28 September 2009 16:38:13 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 28 September 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >On Monday 28 September 2009 11:28:22 Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> On Monday 28 September 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> >On Sunday 27 September 2009 22:42:55 Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> >> Greetings;
> >> >>
> >> >> I have one rather exasperating function I wish I could either turn
> >> >> off, or relocate.
> >> >>
> >> >> It's in kmail, the little "helpful" (not) gizmo that pops up if you
> >> >> leave the mouse sitting on an icon. It is useful for some things,
> >> >> but I have kmail setup with the message list pane left of the message
> >> >> pane, which puts the messages panes subject line not too far below
> >> >> the icons along the top of the main window.
> >> >>
> >> >> And when it pops up, it takes about a minute for it to go way, during
> >> >> which time the messages subject line is hidden. Having to move the
> >> >> mouse to a clear place when I want to switch to the + key, and back
> >> >> again tends to aggravate my arthritis.
> >> >>
> >> >> Can this be relocated to a point above the icon, or can the display
> >> >> timeout be set down to maybe 2 seconds? If so, what file do I edit
> >> >> to accomplish this?
> >> >
> >> >It's not entirely clear which tooltip you are referring to, but go to
> >> >http://userbase.kde.org/KMail/FAQs_Hints_and_Tips and it's probably 2.7
> >> > or 2.8 that you need.
> >> >
> >> >Anne
> >> In particular, the one for the next button, Anne. Thanks, when I do get
> >> up for good, I'll check that link out.
> >You'll find plenty that's useful there, Gene, but it won't solve this
> >particular problem. I think that is a system-wide setting, so try
> >systemsettings > Appearance > Windows > Buttons tab > Show window button
> That also seems to be a no-op, it was, I cycled it, left it off & clicked
> apply, but when I park the mouse over the next arrow, a tooltip will pop up
> in a short time, and which covers the left end of that messages subject
> I am rather not inclined to move .kde as that means I'd have to spend a
> couple of long days rebuilding the message sort filters among other things.
> I would love to see kde break the kmailrc file up in subcategories as
> separate files, keeping everything kmail related in the kmailrc has led to
> several extensive, re-inventing the wheel by starting with the fuel
> injectors type rebuilds over the years.
> Thanks for trying, Anne.
You did restart kmail, didn't you?
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