Tooltip annoyingly disappears as soon as mouse is moved (and other annoyances)




7 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Carlo Alberto Ferraris, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-05-30])



7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; it; rv: Gecko/20110218 Firefox/3.6.14 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E)
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I think there are a few annoying things with tooltips (at least with images):
- as soon as the mouse is moved (even by minimal amounts) the tooltip disappears (this is acerbated by the following)
- once a tooltip disappeared, there's no way to show it again but to move the mouse out of the element, move it back on it and wait for the tooltip to appear

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Go to xkcd and tell me if it isn't terribly annoying experiencing the above behaviours while trying to read the tooltip of the comic. XD

Comment 1

7 years ago
It is intentional behavior.
See Bug 395668 - TITLE tool-tip popups remain for only 5 seconds, might need more time to read

Comment 2

7 years ago
I read part of the bug but found no applicable mention of why in this case this should be the intended behaviour. Can you point out to me which comment in particular should I focus on?


7 years ago
Component: General → General
Product: Core → Firefox
QA Contact: general → general

Comment 3

7 years ago
I was happy when this was fixed in 3.6 and disappointed by its return in 4. And a single second before the tooltip vanishes - no fun. I've just checked the trunk version from ubuntu-daily ppa and it's no better in there either.

Please make it as good as 3.6, at least.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 4.0.1 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-05-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 4 or later and a new profile ( Also, ensure you have the most up to date graphics drivers, operating system updates, and plugin versions (flash, java, etc). If you continue to see this issue with the newest Firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 6

7 years ago
That's pretty inadequate to just mark the bug as resolved. It isn't. I just tested on Ubuntu 10.10 running Firefox 4.0.1 from the Mozilla Team PPA. Hover the latest comic and, sure enough, the tooltip disappears quicker than I can read it.  Yes, even with a new profile.

Comment 7

7 years ago
Interestingly, a co-worker has the Minefield 4.0b13 release on Ubuntu 10.10 (4.0~b13~hg20110321r63449+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~maverick) and that's working just fine. Maybe I should just downgrade.

Comment 8

7 years ago
I built a couple of versions of firefox from source to see what was going on. Firefox 4.0.1 didn't work the way I wanted. Firefox 4.0 didn't either. In playing around with it though, I did realise that it would have been working all along if I didn't have "unclutter" running to hide the mouse pointer. Removal of unclutter makes everything fine (apart from the fact that my pointer no longer gets hidden when the mouse is inactive).

Anyway, Firefox is doing the right thing. Whether it's either worthwhile, or possible to ignore interaction with things like unclutter is not clear to me.
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