Author Topic: Why different types of tooltips?  (Read 4811 times)


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Why different types of tooltips?
« on: October 06, 2011, 06:24:40 »
Yesterday i've found out why some tooltips are not displayed. There are 2 reasons.

1. MC uses 3 different types of tooltips:
  a) regular (e.g. as for Button panel);
  b) balloon (e.g. as in Button editor);
  c) custom (for file/folder information).

2. I've disabled balloon tooltips in Windows configuration :)

As i can see, the 3d type tooltips don't depend on Windows settings. Maybe it makes sense to use only one type (1st or 3rd) for all elements? For the sake of uniformity and independence from windows settings :)

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Re: Why different types of tooltips?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 15:23:39 »
The tooltip in the file browser is very special custom made tooltip component.

The problem is that this special tooltip controller is more advanced to use and take a lot more resources.

The regular or balloon is actual the same, only an option on how to show them. And in some situation a balloon is better.
Specially for tooltips for button.

actually.. if Balloon is disabled in the system. Then it should use regular. so there might be a bug there.