I'm using TEXstudio 2.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Does anyone else have the problem of the tooltips being empty when mousing over various things like toolbar buttons or references in the tex file. And more importantly does someone have a fix? Cheers..

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    Try setting your Style to GTK+ in Options > Configure TeXStudio... > General > Style.
    – hpesoj626
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 12:39
  • Thanks, that worked, can you post this again as an answer so that I can mark it as the accepted answer?
    – themik81
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 13:01
  • @hpesoj626 See themik81's comment above. Themik: A little tip: to make sure a person is notified about your comment (as you are of this one), add '@username' as I did here. Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 13:07
  • @TorbjørnT, thanks for the notification. I was immediately off to bed after posting the comment so I wasn't able to see themik81's reply. Thankfully, sajjadG already posted the same answer.
    – hpesoj626
    Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 11:29

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@hpesoj626 answered your question below your post.

Try setting your Style to GTK+ in Options > Configure TeXStudio... > General > Style. – hpesoj626

But I want to suggest you to work with texmaker due to less bug and better support and maybe later when you got professional just use a simple editor. It seems painful at first but you will feel it.

And also bookmark LaTeX wikibook. It has most things you need to learn to be able to work with LaTeX.

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    I have found the TeXstudio guys to be very responsive. How's the TeXmaker support better? Also, what exactly do you mean by getting "professional"?
    – krlmlr
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 15:00
  • I encountered an strange bug in TeXstudio not supporting UTF-8 and once trashed my paper! so I went back to TexMaker and found it more stable and helpful. And about professional, my professional LaTeX friends always encourage me to use just simple editor. because in that way you have a chance to better learn LaTeX. But I refused their suggestion and I am using TexMaker but after I learned the basics I will think about moving to a simple editor. less feature means less bug. and less bug is always better.
    – sajjadG
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 15:05
  • @sajjadG Thanks, I'll keep that in mind, but actually now that I have solved this one bug, I am actually pretty happy with TeXstudio.
    – themik81
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 15:38
  • @themik81 Then Good Luck ;) I hope you a happy TeXing. just have fun with it.
    – sajjadG
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 15:39

I had a similar issue. I had tooltip boxes appearing but the text was invisible. Here is an other solution that worked for me. With this one you are not forced to choose the style GTK+.

  1. Go Option/Configure TexStudio
  2. On the left bottom corner: Tick the box Show Advanced Options
  3. In the panel General/Appearance: Tick the box Ignore Most System Colors

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