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Author Topic: [bug] tooltip with file name blocks click  (Read 2340 times)

Nod5

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[bug] tooltip with file name blocks click
« on: June 17, 2008, 05:05:53 PM »
Here is a small bug: when browsing files and the filename is wider than the filename column, holding the mouse pointer over the filename opens a tooltip with the complete filename right above the original filename and extending outside the column and even outside the FARR window (see screencap). Great, but one problem: it is then not possible to click on the filename.
Suggested fix: allow clicks to pass through the tooltip if possible.
test.png
edit: changed "file path" in title to "file name"
« Last Edit: June 17, 2008, 05:20:56 PM by Nod5 »

d4ni

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Re: [bug] tooltip with file name blocks click
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 06:00:53 PM »
I'd suggest to let the tooltip appear somewhere above the file, not over the file so it covers it like in this screenshot.

Nod5

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Re: [bug] tooltip with file name blocks click
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 08:02:09 PM »
Since all the tooltip contains is the full file name its position seems fine. It only needs to let clicks through.
Explorer and some other programs have tooltip windows that display other info than the filename. In such cases it makes sense to not place the tooltip directly over the file name. But what is the point of moving the tooltip like that in FARR? (assuming that click through tooltips are doable)
« Last Edit: June 17, 2008, 08:04:19 PM by Nod5 »

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Re: [bug] tooltip with file name blocks click
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 08:52:39 PM »
I don't think you can make a "click-through" tooltip, but it would be better to position the tooltip itself a few pixels below its current position, to prevent this kind of problem.