Can I disable this kind of a popup?
I couldn't find anything besides
(setq x-gtk-use-system-tooltips nil), but it didin't help me unfortunately.
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To disable dialog windows set
(setq use-dialog-box nil)
C-x C-fto visit such a symlink? The prompt would normally be in the minibuffer in that scenario. Does the same thing happen when you run
C-h v use-dialog-boxsays "On some platforms, file selection dialogs are also enabled if this is non-nil." so I guess that's what's happening? Sorry for my confusion -- I was entirely oblivious to this working differently on different platforms. Which OS is this?