KDE Konsole Color Popups

Recently while using Konsole an obtrusive and annoying black square box popup appeared under the mouse pointer. WTF territory.

The popup seemed to be triggered by the text in the command line, which was a file name string containing the word black. This was confirmed by typing the word blue and hovering the mouse pointer over the text string. A blue square box popup appeared.

Investigating found an oddball configuration option. In the profile configuration dialogs, Mouse-->Miscellaneous tab, is a check box Allow Color Filters. Disabling the option stopped the annoying popups.

What useful purpose this color popup provides is unknown.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: KDE, Terminal

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