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  • n. Plural form of tooltip.


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  • I'm also using the HoverExtender to provide detail view popups (aka tooltips but with more information).

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  • Players who don't like these 'tooltips' can turn them off by going to

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  • Added preference for Snow Leopard to set the delay before applications will display help tags ( "tooltips").

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

  • Style in the linguistic sense is especially applicable to longer texts, such as tooltips in user interfaces, and passages in documentation.

    KDE TechBase - Recent changes [en]

  • Most desktop software packages that abandon text labels for just the bare icons - it's all very well having 'tooltips' that appear when you hover the mouse over an icon, but if you have to do it almost every time then there's a net loss of efficiency.

    All About Symbian - News

  • Edge cases such as tooltips encourage user interactivity and data exploration and you can re-size the charts.

  • Update: If you can't read the "tooltips", you can find the answers here.


  • Superior Task Manager replacement Process Explorer continues to improve on an already impressive set of features, this time with more informative tooltips,.

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  • They give quick access to commonly used interface operations, they contain button tooltips galore with information about command usage, reminders, and operating-system-appropriate keyboard shortcuts, and with them a physical keyboard is optional — especially important if you are a visually oriented user, or even find yourself using Mathematica with an interactive whiteboard in a classroom setting or Tablet PC.

    Wolfram Blog : Quick-Starting Mathematica with Palettes

  • The transparency effect of the terminal window looks great and I love the colour (the same effect with the same tint is used for tooltips).

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