x and y pointer positions

In a plot window (using Tkagg). just right of the menu the

    > x and y positions of the pointer is shown when the mouse is
    > in the window. Since I am using small windows this will
    > change the size of the window. Is there a way to set the
    > format or remove this text?

This is fixed in mpl svn -- give it a test drive if you can...