Re: what is this UI element called?

Yes, those things! I have seen a few different programs use them, and
I think they are a good way of letting my screen reader-oriented
application offer visual output for users who can see the screen but
still want to use the program. Now to see about wx...

On 3/14/10, Tyler Littlefield <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> They've also been refered to as balloons.
> Something like
> "Updates are ready for your computer. Click here to install these updates."
>
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> On Mar 14, 2010, at 2:53 PM, Alex Hall wrote:
>
>> Not exactly. I gather that this element pops up there, but it is
>> generally a notification that pops up, is read by jaws in the jaws
>> cursor (or probably one of the other voices), then disappears after
>> ten seconds or so.
>>
>> On 3/14/10, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> That one? It's normally called system notification icons (the
>>> one's normally called system tray icons).
>>> Tooltips are usually associated with showing additional items,
>>> such as file and folder size, the installation path for a program
>>> and so on.
>>> You are talking about the clock, network, power and other things
>>> on the systray, right?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Joseph
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Alex Hall <mehgcap@xxxxxxxxx
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>>> Date sent: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:03:09 -0400
>>> Subject: Re: what is this UI element called?
>>>
>>> Ah, I thought so, but when I looked up tooltips, it seemed like
>>> they
>>> were associated with specific items, like items in a list, and
>>> that
>>> did not make sense.  I will have to have another look I guess.
>>>
>>> On 3/14/10, Tyler Littlefield <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> it's normally called a tooltip.
>>>             Thanks,
>>> Tyler Littlefield
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>>>     Twitter: sorressean
>>>
>>> On Mar 14, 2010, at 12:38 PM, Alex Hall wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>> I wonder what a UI element is called so I can look up how to do
>>> it
>>> with WXPython.  The element in question is that little bit of
>>> text that
>>> appears in the lower right of Windows machines.  It is spoken
>>> with the
>>> jaws cursor voice when it appears, and it is impossible to click
>>> using
>>> jaws.  It might say things like
>>> "your computer may be at risk"
>>> or
>>> "Your device is now ready to use"
>>>
>>> Does anyone know what it is called in wx? Thanks!
>>>
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