User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2007122702 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2007122702 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre Tooltips in SeaMonkey always stay up for about 5 seconds, regardless of the length of the text. This isn't long enough if the text is long, as is often the case with Bugzilla links to bugs with long summaries Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Hover your mouse over the following link: bug 79130 (any link with a long tooltip will do) Actual Results: Tooltip stays up for about 5 seconds Expected Results: Tooltip should stay up long enough to be read Additional info: see bug 45375 comment #137 I see two approaches for fixing this bug: (a) Make the tooltip display time a function of its text length, maybe a linear function t = a + b*l where a and b are constants and l is the length; (b) Make the tooltip display time user-settable via about:config. --- Both approaches are not necessarily exclusive: there could even be two prefs, maybe browser.tooltip.latency (or something), current value 5 (seconds) or 5000 (milliseconds); and browser.tooltip.timeRatio (or something), current value zero (milliseconds per byte).
11 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Adding David E Ross to CC list because I believe he would be interested.
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This was originally proposed in bug 45375 but not implemented. See the comments in that bug report starting with 137. Note that a number of the subsequent comments there also requested longer display times for longer tooltips. This is still a good idea. However, for user orientation, I would make the parameters seconds and not milliseconds. That would change the formula to something like t = a + b*l/5, the 5 being the convention in typing tests (many, many years ago) that, on average, one word equals 5 characters. Then the a is still latency. and the b is seconds per word. Since we can often read well more than 60 words per minute, it might even be t = a + b*l/50, in which case b would be seconds per 10 words. In any case, for the general users, I would avoid milliseconds.
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Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures
I heard from someone that Firefox 3.6a1pre keeps showing the tooltip for infinite time until mouse is removed. Should be checked out.
This was fixed for Firefox in bug 395668.
I have tried FF3.6b5 (linux) and the issue still there.
Fixed in Core by Bug 395668
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 395668
8 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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