Closed Bug 204786 Opened 18 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Add setting to change delay before tooltip shows


(Core :: Widget, enhancement)

Not set





(Reporter: jpd, Assigned: masayuki)


(Keywords: dev-doc-complete)


(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

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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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Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---
FWIW, other bugs which affect tooltip display time: bug 45522, bug 83953
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: jrgmorrison → xptoolkit.widgets
> bug 83953

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

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.
Assignee: jag → nobody
Attached patch Patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
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
Attachment #579482 - Flags: review?(roc)
Attachment #579482 - Flags: review?(enndeakin)
Attached patch PatchSplinter Review
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Attachment #579482 - Attachment is obsolete: true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?(enndeakin) → review+
Closed: 15 years ago9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Component: XUL → Widget
QA Contact: xptoolkit.widgets → general
Whiteboard: [inbound]

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."
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