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In the top right corner under CentOS 6/GNOME it pops up messages if ex.: ethernet is connected, update has failed, etc. How can I completely turn OFF these messages??

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From the sounds if it you're talking about the tooltips. This command should disable them from appearing:

gconftool-2 -s /apps/panel/global/tooltips_enabled --type bool false
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ty, i will try it out – LanceBaynes Sep 15 '11 at 19:14

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