I know some folks love tooltips. There are places in which I don't mind them either, but if find those in zdesktop particularly irksome. Especially since, unlike in some other designs, they stay as long as I hover, rather than going away again after a few seconds.

So, is there a way that I can shut them off? I didn't find such a setting in preferences, and can't find another likely place to look.

Or if the designers feel that the information there is too important to allow shutting it off, how about providing a flag to more it to the status bar, instead of in those obscuring balloons.