dialkey
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"Click here..." is annoying

Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:48 pm

Hi, just installed Buster and the "Click here to open applications menu" never seems to go away. Do we really need these forever? Pretty sure even I can remember where to click after the first week. :)

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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:39 pm

dialkey wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Hi, just installed Buster and the "Click here to open applications menu" never seems to go away. Do we really need these forever? Pretty sure even I can remember where to click after the first week. :)
Open autostart and remove or comment out point-rpi.

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sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

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#point-rpi
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated RPiOS Buster w/ Desktop OS.

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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:55 pm

Thank you very much!

This has bugged me each and every time I've used remote access.
Since I have 11 Raspberry Pi units under my control, I've now been able to knock up quick SALT state to farm this change out to all Pi computers. For those interested in further knowledge, salt-master/salt-minion are very useful tools for managing computers.

I pass on my thanks for your nugget of useful info.

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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:59 pm

klricks wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:39 pm

Open autostart and remove or comment out point-rpi.

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sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

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#point-rpi
Tried the above edit and rebooted pi , still get the "Click here to open applications menu" on my pi4 running buster.
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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:15 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:59 pm
klricks wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:39 pm

Open autostart and remove or comment out point-rpi.

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sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

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#point-rpi
Tried the above edit and rebooted pi , still get the "Click here to open applications menu" on my pi4 running buster.
Have you got a local config for lxsession? If so that is used rather than the global one in /etc

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/home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:31 pm

No I have only made the following changes

install xscreensaver and used raspi-config to remove the Plymouth splash screen and enable VNC


I don't use raspbian with desktop very often I prefer the lite version , so its very much an out of the box install used for when I need to post images when helping others with desktop problems
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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:07 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:59 pm
klricks wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:39 pm

Open autostart and remove or comment out point-rpi.

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sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

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#point-rpi
Tried the above edit and rebooted pi , still get the "Click here to open applications menu" on my pi4 running buster.
The OP is referring to the automatic positioning of the mouse cursor over the menu icon on each boot or login.
This makes the tool tip for the menu icon activate.

The 'mouseover' tool tip will still be functional unless you also disable all tool tips.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated RPiOS Buster w/ Desktop OS.

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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:36 pm

My mistake miss understood what the change did.

Thanks for clearing it up.

Did ask once before about disabling tool tips on buster but no one ever came back with an answer.
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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:27 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:36 pm
Did ask once before about disabling tool tips on buster but no one ever came back with an answer.
From a quick look at the source code the tooltips are always added for the menu items (including the menu button itself) if there is a description present. It doesn't support the tooltips=0 setting that some other plugins do.
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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:08 pm

I know this is an old thread but I currently have the same issue and this fix is not relevant any more. This line is no longer in this autostart file.
(Raspbian Buster, latest version as at this date, fully updated.)

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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:27 pm

They removed the point-rpi program and integrated it into lxpanel.

You need to edit the global file /etc/xdg/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panels/panel (or if you have a local copy at /home/pi/.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panels/panel edit this as LXDE will ignore the global file if the local is present). There will be a line that says :-

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  point_at_menu=1
Either comment that line out or change the =1 to =0. Next time you log in it should leave the pointer in the centre of the screen rather than moving it to be over the menu button.

You can't prevent the tooltip popping up when over the menu without recompiling lxpanel as it is hard-coded if I rememeber right.
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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:04 pm

Recompile a module to remove tool tips? Hmmmm. I must admit that my first thought is "and then they wonder why people don't convert to Linux".
I guess I will be tolerating the tips for the small amount I intend doing with Pi's.
Thanks for the info.

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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:55 pm

derekiwi wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Recompile a module to remove tool tips? Hmmmm. I must admit that my first thought is "and then they wonder why people don't convert to Linux".
I guess I will be tolerating the tips for the small amount I intend doing with Pi's.
Thanks for the info.
Windows 10 does the same thing, hover over the menu button and "Start" appears in a tooltip so it's not as though it's just a Linux thing, and I doubt such a "feature" would be responsible for stopping (most) people converting to Linux.
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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:58 pm

Windoze10 - not a discussion I would get into. I decided some time ago that once Win7 was no longer viable I would become a Mac person, and that will probably happen this year. However in Win7 there is a flag to turn that off, and I would be surprised if there was not one somewhere in Win10.

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Re: "Click here..." is annoying

Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:58 am

So, found it. If you right click on the task bar and open "Task Bar (Window List) Settings", there it is, right at the top. A check box to enable or disable the tool tips.
Except that it does not actually turn off the tool tips. They still keep coming.

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