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bug #36266: Help balloons in documents

Submitted by:  Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Submitted on:  Sat 21 Apr 2012 03:45:19 PM UTC  
Category:  Qt port Priority:  7 - High
Item Group:  Error Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Miguel de Benito <mdbenito>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Fixed Release: 

Mon 05 Feb 2018 01:54:04 PM UTC, comment #5:

Sample document attached.

(file #43174)

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Project Administrator
Fri 22 Nov 2013 05:08:15 PM UTC, comment #4:

Would it be possible to make the balloons completely transparent in the Qt version?

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Project Administrator
Thu 09 Aug 2012 07:52:35 PM UTC, comment #3:

Ok, so we postpone the decision of how to display them.

Note however that the problem with the grey area is also present in the WidKit version and is related to the size_hint() returned by box_widget_rep (this is out of the top of my head, however).

Miguel de Benito <mdbenito>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Thu 09 Aug 2012 10:36:18 AM UTC, comment #2:

Yes, there are still some issues concerning when and where precisely to activate the help balloon. This has to be done with some care and there might actually be several options.

Notice that there is still one small unperfectness concerning the Qt implementation: the balloon is surrounded by some grey area; it would be better if could end exactly at the black strokes of the help balloon tag. The drop shadow is OK though.

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Project Administrator
Fri 03 Aug 2012 06:07:42 PM UTC, comment #1:

This tag is now implemented in Qt.

However there are issues common to WidKit and Qt:

  • The balloon is activated whenever the cursor hovers over the whole vertical column delimited by the tag. ┬┐Some problem with the <link> tag?
  • The balloon is designed to disappear too soon. In most other UIs it's displayed as long as the cursor doesn't leave the region where it may be activated.

**I propose to use the tree-bounding-rectangle as a region where the balloon will stay active. This is the standard practice and in my opinion more convenient.
**I can make all the necessary changes to scheme, glue and elsewhere to implement this in Qt and keep the old behavior in WidKit.


Miguel de Benito <mdbenito>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat 21 Apr 2012 03:45:19 PM UTC, original submission:

There now is a tag 'help-balloon' for content with a help balloon attached to it. However, this does not work in the Qt version.

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Project Administrator


Attached Files
file #43174:  bug-balloon.tm added by vdhoeven (2KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-02-05 vdhoeven Attached File- => Added bug-balloon.tm, #43174
    2013-11-22 vdhoeven StatusReady For Test => Confirmed
    2012-08-03 mdbenito StatusIn Progress => Ready For Test
    2012-08-01 mdbenito StatusConfirmed => In Progress
    2012-04-22 mdbenito Assigned tomgubi => mdbenito
    2012-04-21 vdhoeven Priority5 - Normal => 7 - High

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