Authored by: Jonas Celebiler
Date created: 3 March 1998
Date last modified:

Principles and Guidelines

Description of ToolTips

A ToolTip


  • The ToolTip is shown after the pointer remains stationary over the control for a short period of time (around 1 second).
  • The ToolTip remains displayed until the user presses the button or moves off of the control.
  • If the user moves the pointer directly to another control supporting a ToolTip, the new ToolTip is immediately displayed, replacing the former one.
  • ToolTips are shown even when the control is disabled. (Due to constraints, this is not currently the case in the Mac version).

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