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Last post Author Topic: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups  (Read 12662 times)

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2007, 04:10:54 PM »
Here ya go:

ToolTip annoyance.JPG

There are four icons in this case that are covered. It wouldn't be so bad if the tooltip didn't appear instantly. A second of so of delay would make a huge difference for me as I mouse around. Instead, I can't see where I'm going.

Thanks.
Dave "it's a dry heat" Labrecque
Tucson, Arizona
« Last Edit: April 23, 2007, 04:16:28 PM by dlabrecque »

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2007, 04:20:36 PM »
Ohh; two rows - then I understand how it will be a problem. And of course you need the extra row - I mean: its not done by using an app like True Launch Bar instead and have one row only? You do need TWO rows, right?

!quick.png

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2007, 04:36:58 PM »
... using an app like True Launch Bar instead and have one row only?...

The case is that you can store a lot of shortcuts in an app like True Launch Bar, and maybe settle with one row only?


Trickphoto (3 in 1) of my Quick Launch Bar:
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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2007, 04:37:21 PM »
Not familiar with True Launch Bar. I need two rows because when I have lots of apps open, I quickly run out of Task Bar real estate, especially since I have so many quick launch shortcuts and tray icons I want access to.

Even with a single row, though, if I'm not careful and mouse too low, it's still a problem:

ToolTip annoyance2.JPG

Does everyone have the ToolTips pop up almost immediately? I did a fresh XP install, hoping it'd go back to a default setting with a more rational hover delay, but to no avail...
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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2007, 04:40:07 PM »
Thanks for the heads up on True Launch Bar, but even Windows gives a pop-up menu of open apps if you over-fill the task bar. I prefer to avoid the extra step when navigating to an open app.  :(
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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2007, 04:40:39 PM »
If your bar looks like this there must be something wrong!
This is not how its supposed to!

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2007, 04:41:28 PM »
Could you be more specific? What's it not supposed to do?
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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2007, 04:44:54 PM »
Sounds if you need a virtual desktop instead. Search DC and read about it  :up:

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2007, 04:48:32 PM »
Its supposed to do as shown on my screnshot - to stay above the icon:

!tips.png
« Last Edit: April 23, 2007, 04:51:39 PM by Curt »

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2007, 04:56:28 PM »
I meant of course 'the tip covering the bar, is wrong' ...  :-[
« Last Edit: April 23, 2007, 05:02:19 PM by Curt »

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2007, 05:47:20 PM »
Try it by hovering low over a quick launch icon and see what happens. My task bar icon ToolTips work fine. It's the QL icons that have the issue.
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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2007, 05:59:34 PM »
Pointing at the top left icon, the tip will show below the row:

!qup.png

- but I don't have any shortcuts in Quick Launch Bar, as I don't use it, so the picture here is kinda True Launch Bar IN Quick Launch Bar..., and that MAY cause a difference. I wouldn't know.

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Re: Windows XP Annoyance: ToolTip pop-ups
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2007, 03:08:30 AM »
I have a "multi-level" taskbar  :)

When i mouse over icons in systray, the tip always shows above the icon
obviously hiding the icon above, but its manageable.

EDIT: thats the case for me for the top row of icons as well..
If your bar looks like this there must be something wrong!
This is not how its supposed to!
Yeah, it shouldnt hide the icon you're mousing over
Tom
« Last Edit: April 24, 2007, 03:11:50 AM by tomos »