Definitions

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  • noun graphical user interface An element of a graphical user interface in the form of a box of text that appears when a cursor is made to hover over an item; normally used to explain the function of the item.

Etymologies

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tool +‎ tip, originally used with toolbars to provide a tip or hint as to what function each graphical icon represented. The term was introduced by Microsoft circa Windows 95.

Examples

  • A tooltip is a box that appears when you hover your cursor over an element like a hyperlink.

    doggdot.us

  • ControlFocus, SysListView321, \% MainWnd\%; removes long name tooltip

    AutoHotkey Community

  • ControlFocus, SysListView321, \% MainWnd\%; removes long name tooltip

    AutoHotkey Community

  • ControlFocus, SysListView321, \% MainWnd\%; removes long name tooltip

    AutoHotkey Community

  • Fixed: Rename tooltip on llPushObject icon in the menu bar to read "No Pushing"

    World of SL

  • ControlFocus, SysListView321, \% MainWnd\%; removes long name tooltip

    AutoHotkey Community

  • ControlFocus, SysListView321, \% MainWnd\%; removes long name tooltip

    AutoHotkey Community

  • Allowing links to have a different style when they've already been visited or when the cursor is hovering over them gives opportunity to improve the user interface and the user experience. title - the 'tooltip' of the link title = "Find out more about the next SEOmoz seminar"

    Search Engine Optimization and Marketing News provided by Cumbrowski.com

  • The "tooltip" pattern is another unobtrusive way to embed help.

    Boagworld recommends

  • Allowing links to have a different style when they've already been visited or when the cursor is hovering over them gives opportunity to improve the user interface and the user experience. title - the 'tooltip' of the link title = "Find out more about the next SEOmoz seminar"

    Search Engine Optimization and Marketing News provided by Cumbrowski.com

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