The sawfish window manager's tooltips are extremely annoying.
If you move a window (like an xterm) and then let up on the mouse,
you'll immediately get a huge tooltip telling you which mouse
buttons to click, etc.
In my opinion, tooltips should be "OFF" by default, or at a minimum
at least remove them after a very short delay (2-3 seconds?).
Havoc - I don't think they should be off by default but we should try to make
them smaller(less words) and as pretty as possible.
We can't really make them smaller/less words except by rewriting all the text,
which is a pretty major project and would break translations.
The only way to control the appearance is to change the color...
At a minimum, can't you make them disappear after a short delay (2-3 seconds)?
They're really annoying -- it forces the user to move the mouse off the titlebar.
Still exists in pinstripe, in fact, some of the tooltips are bigger than the windows they are a part of...
...and really annoying since most such options (disable tooltips, make tooltips
disappear after a certain time) can't be turned off from inside gnomecc as
gnomecc doesn't save changes (bug 14789).
Turned off the tooltips by default