[scribus] Organizing the workspace display

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Wed Jan 5 09:41:11 CET 2011

On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:05:53 +0100
Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se> wrote:

> > I don't think that tooltips are likely to go away. I have to say
> > that perhaps there should be a word/character threshold, beyond
> > which the information which is in the tooltip should be easily
> > available somewhere else. Maybe sometimes the tooltip might say,
> > for example: "See Working with Text for further information."
> Well of course tooltips shall not be essays, tooltips shall he used as
> space saving information about things that are not obvious.
> Like when the PDF Export button is disabled the tooltip can say
> "PDF/X-3 comment field not filled in" when you hover the cursor over
> the button for a few seconds.
> I can't see how anyone could think that is intrusive or interrupts
> workflow?
> What DOES interrupt workflow is have to switch to another window/pane
> to find out why something is disabled.

i wrote an answer, i trashed it.

this discussion is getting surreal. each person talks about something different and just calls it tooltip.

i love tooltips. i use tooltips. i want tooltips.
if they are used to explain what a button does.

this is my final mail on this topic.


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