Why is the tooltip hiding Dash Search on 12.04?

Posted by Anwar Shah on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by Anwar Shah
Published on 2012-06-29T04:09:02Z Indexed on 2012/06/29 9:23 UTC
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Can I disable the tooltip shown at the side of the Launcher icon when hovered by the mouse. These are nice, but I want to disable them, because when I press "Dash Home" button on the launcher, then want to write something on the dash, I can't see the letters because of the tooltip.

How can I disable the Unity tooltip from hiding search string in dash? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have given a screenshot of the launcher. My problem is basically with this

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Update 1

I have given advice to follow this answer in chat discussion, but nothing has changed.


Update 2

As an answer suggests, I updated unity to the latest version. It is now unity 5.12.0. as the below output indicates

$ unity --version
unity 5.12.0

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