Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Add setting to change delay before tooltip shows

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla11

Status

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Core
Widget
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
14 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Joseph Delaney, Assigned: masayuki)

Tracking

({dev-doc-complete})

Trunk
mozilla11
dev-doc-complete
Points:
---

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

14.77 KB, patch
roc
: review+
Neil Deakin (not available until Aug 9)
: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
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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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---
FWIW, other bugs which affect tooltip display time: bug 45522, bug 83953
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: jrgmorrison → xptoolkit.widgets
> bug 83953

correction: bug 82953    (sorry for the spam - new keyboard and all)

Comment 5

10 years ago
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

Comment 6

10 years ago
A delay attribute in milliseconds would be very useful and would resolve the titletips problem.  See Bug 32157.
Assignee: jag → nobody
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.
Assignee: nobody → masayuki
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #579482 - Flags: review?(roc)
Attachment #579482 - Flags: review?(enndeakin)
Created attachment 579487 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

Sorry for the spam, the previous patch isn't -p -U 8.
Attachment #579482 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #579487 - Flags: review?(roc)
Attachment #579487 - Flags: review?(enndeakin)
Attachment #579482 - Flags: review?(roc)
Attachment #579482 - Flags: review?(enndeakin)
Attachment #579487 - Flags: review?(roc) → review+
Attachment #579487 - Flags: review?(enndeakin) → review+
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/4950a29c499f
Whiteboard: [inbound]
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla11
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/4950a29c499f
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Keywords: dev-doc-needed

Updated

6 years ago
Component: XUL → Widget
QA Contact: xptoolkit.widgets → general
Whiteboard: [inbound]
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."
Keywords: dev-doc-needed → dev-doc-complete
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