Provide tooltips showing link target

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7 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: faaborg, Unassigned)

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This is very likely a dupe since it is such a straightforward request.  In addition to our in location bar UI for displaying link targets, we should also provide a tooltip directly on links which shows the full target URL.

This is slightly less efficient for users since they have to wait long enough for the tooltip tip to display while hovering, but it is also more contextual, and allows us more room to display the entire link (in some some situations portions of the URL can get cropped in the location bar).

For links that already specify a tooltip, we should not override it.

Comment 1

a year ago
(In reply to Alex Faaborg [:faaborg] (Firefox UX) from comment #0)
> This is very likely a dupe since it is such a straightforward request.  In
> addition to our in location bar UI for displaying link targets, we should
> also provide a tooltip directly on links which shows the full target URL.
> 
> This is slightly less efficient for users since they have to wait long
> enough for the tooltip tip to display while hovering, but it is also more
> contextual, and allows us more room to display the entire link (in some some
> situations portions of the URL can get cropped in the location bar).
> 
> For links that already specify a tooltip, we should not override it.

I like your suggestion Alex, and I didn't find any duplicate of this enhancement under "Advanced Search", search text "tooltip".

You might want to have a look on URL Tooltip - Display URL in hyperlink tooltips. - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/url-tooltip/
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