[openbeos] Re: Tool tips (was Re: Quick questions on Filetypes and Tracker)

  • From: Humdinger <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:43:52 +0200

Ingo Weinhold wrote:

I'm fine with making it possible to enable/disable tool tips on a system-wide and per-application basis -- maybe even make it a three-level setting (show all/show info (but no help)/show none) -- but I wouldn't try to force applications to practically not use them with the argument that otherwise the user disabling them would lose information. If the user disables them, it's really her own fault.

Generally, settings are not very Haiku. Sane system defaults is our motto. :)

How about having a "Help/Tip" key. Hold down e.g. the WINDOWS(tm) key and tool-tips pop up when the mouse is over a widget. Hold it and click on it, and a more elaborate help text or the relevant documentation shows up. The cursor could grow a question mark.
We could sell "Haiku-?" labels to stick on keyboards. :)


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