The preferences toolbar is very useful if it's set to display icon & text. However, if you toggle its view to icon-only (by command-clicking the toolbar control thrice), there should still be a help tag for each icon. Steps to reproduce: 1. Open Preferences 2. Command-click the toolbar control thrice, such that the toolbar is in its "Icon Only" mode. 3. Hovering over an icon should produce a help tag, but does not.
Well, no Apple-supplied applications' preference windows do this...
I agree, no other major Mac OS X apps have this (that I can find). This is a *very* minor bug and probably won't be closed until way after 1.0. I'm targeting for future and prioritizing as 5.
Taking. If I haven't tossed a patch up here within two weeks, someone holler at me. cl
Created attachment 198720 [details] [diff] [review] Adds tooltip support to preferences toolbar I've basically modified and duplicated the labelForPane method to create tooltips instead of labels (in a method called, creatively, toolTipForPane). This falls back on the same sort of backup names as labelForPane does (if it can't find something in the pref pane called "PreferencePanelToolTip"). Right now, that means that the History and Downloads prefs panes get labelled with a really ugly tooltip (org.mozilla.camino.preference.history). I can add proper tooltips to the various pref panes if someone wants me to. cl
Why not just set the tooltip to labelForPane: (or at least use that as the backup case)?
Created attachment 233202 [details] [diff] [review] Uses labelForPane cl, I hope you don't mind me taking this. This just uses labelForPane, since it works.
Comment on attachment 233202 [details] [diff] [review] Uses labelForPane r=me
Comment on attachment 233202 [details] [diff] [review] Uses labelForPane sr=pink
Checked in on the trunk and MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH.