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Re: Feature/Improvement for tooltips

From: Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-16 19:27:36 CET

Brian Mathis wrote:
> I've noticed that when tooltips pop up, they often seem to be in an
> inappropriate location, and sometimes obscure the text or the field I
> am trying to type in, or some information that I'm trying to look at
> in another part of the form. I noticed this when using the
> repo-browser, but I've also seen it in other places. The main
> indication of this is that I have to move my mouse away from where I'm
> typing in order to continue.
>
> I think this could be improved with any of the following suggestions:
> - option to not display tooltips

If you could read my thoughts now, I'd have to apologize :)

> - even better, the placement of the tooltip should not be so
> intrusive. It could be anchored to the field that the tip applies to,
> instead of the mouse pointer, and could be displayed underneath the
> field, instead of above it. Often you work with a form from top to
> bottom, to displaying the tip underneath might have less of a chance
> of obscuring information you are looking at further up the form.

Can you please be more specific, where exactly the tooltips are not
centered on the control? Which dialog, which control, which tooltips.

Stefan

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