Prior to clicking on a link a tooltip will appear. When the new page is loaded, the tooltip remains, until after the mouse is moved.
I am not sure who this should go to, starting with you peter. reasigning
resolving as wontfix, may be invalid
I strongly disagree - this can't possibly be an invalid bug. Taking the liberty of reopening this one. ALL tooltips need a timeout! Check out what happens at http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/ for instance: On pages with TABLE SUMMARY tags, there is no way to currently avoid that tooltip display on page at all times. It vanish for a brief sec while cursor moves, then returns - and remains. Till next time cursor is moved. When i've seen its content once - i've seen it. No need to display the same information 100 more times while i move cursor around to make tooltip go away so i can read what it covered? In NC a tooltip displays for a certain amount of time, and then automatically "turns off". You have to deliberatly move over that object once again to trigger the tooltip to display again. This is the way Mozilla should also respond to user input. Anything else will rapidly become an annoyance.
sorry - it can't possibly be a "wontfix" i mean? There are currently tooltips just about everywhere, and they don't go away. This is ruining the user experience and i fail to see how persistant tooltips are of any informational value. I'd like a second opinion here.
Adding to CC. I also believe severity is too low for this one. Adding "needs timeout" to summary.
There are a couple of separate issues here. One issue is that tooltips (well, XUL popups in general) don't go away in all cases when the mouse leaves the element. In particular, if the element is deleted, I think the popup should go away ... but it doesn't. This is the real issue for this bug, and is why I am confirming the bug. Another issue is whether tooltips should time out or go away in some other fashion before the mouse has actually moved out of the element. This could be useful if the element is large. It could be done on a timeout, but I think it would be better done in response to a certain amount of mouse movement. This is more like a feature request and probably deserves a bug of its own.
oh well - removing "needs timeout" from summary again and filing that as a separate bug.
filed 45530 on the timeout issue.
I will take this bug to refer to the one tooltip that appears on the main body of the page given in the URL above. Any other problems with tooltips, such not going away on mouseOut, should be reported as a separate defect. accepting for future. If someone is really bothered by this behavior, either fix it, convince another mozilla developer to fix it, or nominate it for nsbeta3.
CC: Self I agree the severity is a little too low. It probably should be normal.
Any tooltip should be dependent on the item which it is, uh, tooltipping. When the item disappears (as it does, in this case, as soon as the next page starts rendering), the tooltip should disappear at exactly the same time. Resummarizing.
->pinkerton, although this seems to have morphed into something I can't repro.
May be related to bug 50511, "scrolling/app switching under mouse should cause mousemove".