User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030505 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030505 There's much that is wrong with tooltips (bug 45522 to start with, but it doesn't cover everything) and although things are improving it would still be great if you could specify how long you wanted to wait before a tooltip displays. For instance, bug 82953 will drive me insane if it is implemented, and with a simple on/off choice I would have no alternative but to shut them off. But with an setting to change the delay to a long 5 seconds or so, I could keep the tooltips on while only seeing them if I chose, while people who want them to appear more frequently (or while moving the mouse) could set the delay down to a short 1 second or zero. I think this would also satisfactorily address Bug 24232 since the real issue there is that people sometimes want to see them, sometimes they don't. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
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I agree. Tooltips have a lot of bugs still associated with them and I for one would set it to 1,000 seconds after I memorized them all. Titles on web pages are one thing ... but no one wants to see the same tooltip EVERY TIME for 1,000,000 times in a row ESPECIALLY if its appearance causes you to lose a bookmark! See also bug 385557 and bug 45522
A delay attribute in milliseconds would be very useful and would resolve the titletips problem. See Bug 32157.
Created attachment 579482 [details] [diff] [review] Patch I think that this is useful for tests. If both roc and enn agree with this patch, I'll requset feedback to each widget owners to know better delay value if the platforms have.
Created attachment 579487 [details] [diff] [review] Patch Sorry for the spam, the previous patch isn't -p -U 8.
Documented: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Mozilla/Preferences/Preference_reference/ui.tooltipDelay And mentioned on Firefox 11 for developers. I also created the new Template:Pref template, which inserts a styled link to a page in the preference reference. By the way, I love saying "Preference reference."