1.Mail window is open with the user logged into his account. 2.For sorting the mail ,user just moves his mouse over the column headers of the mail box display in the Mail window to get some suggestive popup display message to proceed further like for Read column the tooltip can be "Sort by Read Messages" 3.Expected result:Tooltip is displayed for the header and the user acts after comprehending the message. 4.Actual result :No Tooltip implementation for almost all the column headers.
OS: Solaris → All
Hardware: Sun → All
Target Milestone: --- → Future
We have a tooltip for the thread column, but not others. I think with tooltips for all the columns would be cumbersome -- you'd have tooltips popping up all over the place as you mouse around. We'd definitely want a way to turn them off. We already have a bug about the sort indicator/arrow not always being present showing the sort column. I would think a sort indicator would be sufficient for most users who have a bit of experience in other computer applications -- click sort on columns is pretty commonplace.
QA Contact: lchiang → nbaca
Seth, Scott, if we want this, someone will just have to do the JS implementation in a XUL file, I think.
Neither tree columns nor menu items should have tooltips. If the name of the column isn't obvious enough, change the name. Fix, don't add. (Disclaimer: I use Mac OS, where tooltips in general are frowned upon.)
I agree. I don't think we need tooltips for the column headers.
Currently, we have one for "Click to display message threads", and "Click to select columns to display." Do we still want these then? I realize the latter's icons is not intuitive, but I think the message thread icon might be.
Clicking a column header normally results in zero loss of data, and minimal loss of state. And this is true for both the `Threaded' button and the column selector: the effect of clicking the former can be undone simply by clicking it again, and the effect of the latter is just to open a menu. So, since the widgets are extremely safe to experiment with, the tooltips are more annoying than useful, and they should go.
Putterman, Jennifer, should I remove the tooltips that are already there, then?
Since tooltips are delayed, a user must purposely park their cursor over a particular column to see a tooltip. I don't see a problem with having them, especially for columns that aren't obvious, like the Threading and Column selection items.
Marking WON'TFIX. Our current implementation balances the complexity of the icons for the two opposite header columns.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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