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Tooltip can be described as a small label or text that appears next to a tool/control when the user pauses over it. The tooltip is typically a one-or-two-word text which describe what the control/view is. Tooltips are handy when a you have multiple tabs in application and user scroll through these tabs using left and right arrow keys.
 
Tooltip can be described as a small label or text that appears next to a tool/control when the user pauses over it. The tooltip is typically a one-or-two-word text which describe what the control/view is. Tooltips are handy when a you have multiple tabs in application and user scroll through these tabs using left and right arrow keys.
  
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* Click for a code snipplet on [[How to show tooltips in Symbian applications]]
 
* Click for a code snipplet on [[How to show tooltips in Symbian applications]]
  
* How to [[Show tool tips in Qt]]?
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* How to [[Archived:Show tool tips in QWidget app]]?

Latest revision as of 14:35, 31 July 2012

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Created: User:Rahulsingh1m (24 Jun 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (31 Jul 2012)


[edit] Description

Tooltip can be described as a small label or text that appears next to a tool/control when the user pauses over it. The tooltip is typically a one-or-two-word text which describe what the control/view is. Tooltips are handy when a you have multiple tabs in application and user scroll through these tabs using left and right arrow keys.

Tooltip11.jpg


[edit] Some usability guidelines for tooltip

  • The tooltip text should be kept small limiting to one or two words only.
  • Should not use symbols and punctuation in the tooltip text.
  • Tooltip should be visible for 3-5 secs when the user hovers over a button/tool and should be turned off after that.
  • Should be really useful for novice users.

[edit] Related link

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